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Location: Pittsburgh, Pa, USA

I am a 35 year old video game developer in Pittsburgh, Pa. I specialize in graphics and performance programming. I've been really into woodworking for about 5 years. I grew up on a farm and built houses with my dad for family members, so I have always been around power tools, but not until I had my own house did I decide that I should build furniture. Basically I liked the idea of shorter projects (building additions and garages, and houses, and barns, takes time), and I wanted much better furniture for us than we could afford. My wife (Anastasia), son (Harrison, he's new as of 1/7/08), and I live in a fairly small house, so each piece of furniture is custom built for maximum usefulness.

I mostly build projects for family and friends, but occasionally do commission work. Most of the people I know ask about commissioning a piece, but have NO idea of what the work is worth. I teach classes and do demos from time to time at the local Rockler store, and I used to work there part time, which has allowed me to collect a nice set of tools for reasonable $$$.

And here they are, well, some of the big ones anyway...

TS - Powermatic 2000
BS - Jet 18"
Jointer - Jet 8"
Drum Sander - 16-32 Performax
Planer - 13" Dewalt 735
Scroll Saw - Dewalt 20"
DP - 16.5" Delta Laser
DC - Jet DC1100 w/ canister
Air cleaner jet 1000 cfm
And my poor little m-power mini lathe.
I should also include my Domino, which is just fantastic.

-- Keith Z. Leonard, drums first, wood second....

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#1 posted 2374 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks! Enjoy yourself.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 2374 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#3 posted 2374 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#4 posted 2374 days ago

Welcome to LJs. With your experience and background you should find this to be an enjoyable experience.

Congrats on the new addition (to your family, that is).

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

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#5 posted 2374 days ago

Welcome to the wonderful world of LJ’s (Enjoy) Step on in, The water’s fine, fine, fine.
You can ask, show, teach, learn, and Share woodworking experiences.
There’s something here for anyone that likes working with wood.
Plus new friends
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#6 posted 2373 days ago

Nice set of tools. Welcome

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#7 posted 2373 days ago

Welcome to Lumber Jocks. We expect to hear from you.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#8 posted 2373 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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#9 posted 2373 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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#10 posted 2370 days ago

Hey! Welcome to LJ! It’s a good group of folks!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#11 posted 2370 days ago

Welcome. Did anyone ever tell you, you look a lot like David Marks? Who is the other guy?

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#12 posted 2370 days ago

He does look like David Marks, doesn’t he?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#13 posted 2369 days ago

We would like to welcome you to the one and only LumberJocks. If you should need any woodworking question answered, don’t hesitate to ask. Somebody’s gonna have a good answer for you.

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

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