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Location: Murchison, New Zealand & Quebec, Canada

Woodworker since I was about 14, I interspersed a career in software development and management with a woodworking hobby and latent desire to be a cabinetmaker. After graduation from University, the first thing I did was enroll in a cabinetmaking certificate program which I received from Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario. At one point I even tried quitting my corporate job to go work in a cabinetmaking shop but I might have been considered 'over qualified'. In between a difficult period in the industry in 2001, I got a part-time job with Home Depot in the lumber department which I thoroughly enjoyed but eventually went back to computers to pay the bills.

I now own a few forest properties here and there, so I have an abundance of materials to work with, if only I had the heart to cut a nice tree down - so I rely on forest roadkill mainly.


-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#1 posted 2539 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

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

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#2 posted 2539 days ago

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 †

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Thos. Angle

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#3 posted 2539 days ago

Welcome to LJ. It’ s good to have a Kiwi here. You may be the first from NZ. Enjoy yourself.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Greg Mitchell

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#4 posted 2538 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell,

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#5 posted 2535 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. We hope you come to stay. You have questions, we’ll answer them…You have answers, we’ll question them. Enjoy

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

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#6 posted 2535 days ago

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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#7 posted 2531 days ago

Welcome to our woodworking community!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#8 posted 2395 days ago

Love your avatar!

...and I’m ok…I sleep all night and I work all day…

-- Measure with a micrometer, mark with a crayon, cut it with a chainsaw.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 2365 days ago

Thank you!

For the birthday comment, better late than never.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#10 posted 2193 days ago

This is a great site. Glad to see you here. You have some cool projects. I am going to see about using some oak to replace the handle on my peevee.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#11 posted 1812 days ago

Congratulations on your upcoming 2 year anniversary being a Lumber Jock. Thanks for helping to make this a great site!

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#12 posted 1811 days ago

Cheers Gary for the anniversary wishes. Not that the passage of time is anything difficult, though. I’m 2 years older but 2 years wiser, thanks to LJ.

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#13 posted 1745 days ago

Hey daltxguy
I was checking out your projects and got a kick out of the “not so successful bench”. Looks like my handy work from when I was a youngster!

-- Brent -

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#14 posted 1745 days ago

Hi Profenceworks ( Brent)! Looks like I should have got to know you a long time ago! I wish I was a youngster again, if only to have a double lifetime of woodworking. I’ll be done practicing in about a couple of decades or so :)

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#15 posted 1448 days ago

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!

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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