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Location: Orange, Virginia

I am retired. My interests are eclectic to say the least: furniture making, golf, tennis, croquet, fishing, grandchildren, and gardening.

I began doing what I will call woodworking in 1995. My wife knew I would be retiring soon, and asked what I intended to do with myself during my golden years. Of course, I had no idea figuring that golf or loafing around the house might fill the void. Nooo! So forced to say something or face working for the rest of my days, I blurted out that I would convert my old milk barn into a shop and make furniture. No knowledge, no tools, no talent -but off I was on this new enterprise. I learned, I bought, and I developed skills - So now I am a woodworker. Among other things ...

-- Whatever

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commented on Tool Chest from Elm and Cherry 03-23-2015 05:18 PM
added project Celia's Box 03-23-2015 05:11 PM
commented on Mystery Wood Box 01-26-2015 06:12 PM
commented on Jewelry box in Walnut and American Boxwood 12-07-2014 01:46 PM
commented on Bandsaw Dovetail Jig 12-03-2014 06:32 PM
commented on Wall Shelf 12-03-2014 06:25 PM
added project Jewelry box in Walnut and American Boxwood 12-02-2014 04:59 PM
commented on Sarah's Jewelry Box 07-29-2014 02:14 AM
added project Sarah's Jewelry Box 07-27-2014 02:42 PM
added project Jenny's Jewelry Box 07-14-2014 12:42 PM
commented on Laszlo Pipe Cabinet 04-24-2014 05:54 PM
commented on A Boxguy Can't Change His Stripes 01-22-2013 01:43 PM
commented on Boxguy Betrays His Etome 12-20-2012 01:39 PM
commented on White oak and mica pole lamp 09-10-2012 02:50 AM
added project White oak and mica pole lamp 09-09-2012 12:33 PM

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Todd A. Clippinger

8799 posts in 2944 days

#1 posted 04-22-2009 06:43 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks – The best woodworking community anywhere!
I look forward to seeing your posts and projects.

Share the Love ~ Share the Knowledge

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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55979 posts in 3117 days

#2 posted 04-22-2009 07:07 PM

Glad to see that you have made Lumberjocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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980 posts in 2235 days

#3 posted 04-22-2009 09:49 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! Lots of friends with lots of talent!

I look forward to your projects and posts.

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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Scott Bryan

27251 posts in 2666 days

#4 posted 04-22-2009 11:49 PM

Hello Croquetman,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be both a rewarding and an inspirational part of your woodworking adventure.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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34940 posts in 3245 days

#5 posted 04-23-2009 12:52 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard. †

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

View cabinetmaster's profile


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#6 posted 04-23-2009 01:41 AM

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help you with your woodworking endeavors. Feel free to ask for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………..

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Todd Thomas

4969 posts in 2293 days

#7 posted 04-23-2009 03:19 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks….This will be a great resource for you and your projects. There are a bunch of great people here willing to help……have fun….I’m looking forward to your projects and posts….. WARNING: Visiting LumberJocks has proven to be addictive.

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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18331 posts in 2496 days

#8 posted 04-23-2009 03:41 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! This is a great place to get – or give – advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are a wonderful source of new ideas. I love this site, I hope you will enjoy it too.

Look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

-- Gary

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#9 posted 04-23-2009 03:45 AM

Welcome Croquetman, glad you’ve joined us!

-- Bill, Florida

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#10 posted 04-23-2009 03:53 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#11 posted 04-25-2009 02:50 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks . This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#12 posted 04-25-2009 09:43 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. The projects are an inspiration, the information is priceless and the people are supportive. The only problem is, the site can get addictive.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

View Beginningwoodworker's profile


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#13 posted 04-29-2009 01:40 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks, Croquetman.

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#14 posted 04-17-2010 04:55 AM

Imagine that! A year has gone by since you became a Lumber Jock. Congratulations on your anniversary! I look forward to your posts.

-- Gary

View Roger's profile


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#15 posted 07-15-2014 11:57 PM

I look forward to more of your projects. Work/Play safe. Keep makin dust.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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