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Location: Starkville Mississippi

I dropped a hammer on my foot when I was 18 months, and at two I was stealing all my dads tools and hinding them! I have been around woodworking/carpentry my whole life. I grew up watching Roy and Norm and my dad. In high school and college I worked as a trim carpenter...working on homes that ranged from 1800 sf to 14000 sf. It was my work as a trim carpenter that really honed my skills. Learning how to put crown, base, chair, doors, and windows in houses that were not anywhere close to being square forced me to understand measuring, laying out, and cutting wood. Plus the old guys showed me how to push my tools to their limits and go home with all ten, although I would not recommend taking off nail gun saftey devises especially framing guns. (Nails are like nagging women when pulled out of flesh , though small and easily bent they can ruin your day). I have recently left the finish carpentry work and I am working as a research engineer. But my first and true love, besides God, Fiancee, and family, is wood. As much as I might want to take a sledge hammer to my work or better yet burn it, I just never can so I keep building in hope that I might like something that I build. Also gasoline and wood scraps are bad combo unless cooking hotdogs or if you want to create a fire bomb, diesel is much more forgiving.

-- Jeremy

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commented on Maple and Elm Dresser 01-22-2009 05:33 AM
commented on House Reinforcing Work 10-20-2008 05:22 AM
commented on House Reinforcing Work 10-18-2008 05:29 AM
commented on 17th Century Jacobean Paneled Room 03-04-2008 03:39 AM
commented on Kitchen Cabinets in Cherry 03-04-2008 03:17 AM
replied on Resawing on a Bench Top Band saw 03-04-2008 03:15 AM
commented on Brian's Workbench 02-29-2008 03:20 AM
replied on Walnut 02-29-2008 03:10 AM
commented on Custom Kitchen Island 02-25-2008 10:20 PM
added project Why is that NEEDED! 02-25-2008 01:28 AM
added project Crown is my friend! 02-25-2008 12:46 AM
replied on Hitachi C10FCE2 10" Compound Miter Saw 02-25-2008 12:04 AM
added project Round Table 07-10-2007 07:12 PM
commented on Oval coffee table 06-20-2007 07:11 PM
commented on Oval coffee table 06-20-2007 05:15 PM

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#1 posted 06-19-2007 09:18 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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#2 posted 06-19-2007 09:30 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the site.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 06-20-2007 04:40 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks! Show us your stuff!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#4 posted 06-20-2007 11:38 PM

Welcome to the one and only LumberJocks website. We are so glad you finally got here. Enjoy the site and should you have any questions, just ask away.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#5 posted 06-21-2007 02:53 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. We’re glad you stopped by. Make this your home away from the sawdust.

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

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#6 posted 06-13-2009 02:38 AM

Congratulations on being a Lumber Jock for 2 years. I think June 18th is your anniversary. Thanks for being part of this site.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#7 posted 06-13-2009 07:24 AM

Welcome to LJs this the place for great people,projects and woodworkers enjoy

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#8 posted 06-12-2010 04:39 AM

Well, another year has rolled by. It must have been a really fun year because it seems like yesterday when I congratulated you on being a LJ for 2 years. Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary at Lumber Jocks. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit and happy anniversary!

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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