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Location: Long Beach, CA

I started woodworking about 5 years ago after buying my 1st house and finally having a garage that I could use as a workspace and store tools. I'm completely self taught and started with 2nd hand (or 3rd or 4th hand) tools... making a lot of mistakes building fixtures, garage cabinets, and toys for the kids. I've started venturing into some more challenging projects and have posted a few here. I'm probably your, typical weekend woodworker. Never enough time or space to really accomplish the things I want to..though do, on occasion, get a break from work and kid duty to dig into a project.

I've found I have a huge passion for every part of the woodworking process (except maybe finish work :)). I love design and typically use Sketchup or ACAD. My tools and skills have slowly improved with every project and it's been an exciting and rewarding process!

I've been amazed at the the incredible community of woodworkers wherever I find them, and am excited to have been pointed to this website.

Thanks for your interest and any comments (constructive criticism included) you might leave.

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commented on Kids Toys 03-26-2009 12:36 AM
commented on Baby cradle 03-25-2009 07:47 PM
added project Kids Toys 03-25-2009 04:31 AM
commented on Ipe Deck Bench 03-23-2009 08:53 PM
commented on davethebuilder's Workshop 03-21-2009 04:26 PM
added project Backyard Fort & Sandbox 03-21-2009 07:31 AM
added project Ipe Deck Bench 03-21-2009 07:24 AM
added project Pocketing Potty Stool 03-21-2009 05:24 AM
added project Redwood Patio Chairs 03-21-2009 05:16 AM
added workshop davethebuilder's Workshop 03-21-2009 05:05 AM
added project Bookcase 4 Casey 03-21-2009 04:30 AM
signed up davethebuilder's Profile 03-20-2009 11:13 PM

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#1 posted 03-20-2009 11:52 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 03-21-2009 01:53 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks….It will be a great resource for you and your projects. There are a bunch of great people here willing to help……have fun….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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#3 posted 03-21-2009 02:00 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…………..LOL

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

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#4 posted 03-21-2009 02:02 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 D. Stoughton, WI

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 03-21-2009 03:08 AM

Hello Dave,

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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#6 posted 03-21-2009 05:27 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

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Dave Durham

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#7 posted 03-21-2009 08:41 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- Dave Durham - California - see me at

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#8 posted 03-21-2009 01:32 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#9 posted 03-21-2009 04:40 PM

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 soon moving to Virginia †

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#10 posted 03-21-2009 06:13 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#11 posted 03-22-2009 12:55 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 03-20-2010 02:01 AM

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

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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