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Location: Oswego, NY

By day (and most nights, too), I am an assistant professor of Computer Science at the State University of New York in Oswego. I moved here in the Fall of 2007. Prior to that, I spent some wonderful years in West Lafayette, IN where I was both a doctoral student and visiting professor at Purdue University. Go Boilermakers! I grew up in Philadelphia and also lived in Baltimore, MD for a number of years.

My primary woodworking interest is building furniture for my home, although I have built other pieces that were given to friends as gifts. I'm not a professional, although technically I did sell a bookcase I made at a yard saIe. :-)

I'm a great fan of the Arts and Crafts style and am embarking on the creation of a number of such pieces. These will be my most challenging projects to date, and I will be detailing their design and progress in forum posts.

In addition to the above, I also enjoy playing guitar, bicycling, and kayaking.

Thank you for visiting my profile and for the warm welcome to LJ!

-- -- Jim E., Oswego, NY. Create, have fun, and work safely!

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#1 posted 2275 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 2275 days ago

Hello James,

Let me welcome you to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be an exciting and rewarding part of your woodworking journey.

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

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#3 posted 2275 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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#4 posted 2275 days ago

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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#5 posted 2275 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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#6 posted 2275 days ago

If you like working with wood, you’re in the right place. Welcome from another New Yorker.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#7 posted 2275 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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Paul D

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#8 posted 2275 days ago

Welcome to LJs !! Glad you have joined us !!

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#9 posted 2275 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#10 posted 2274 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks James. 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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#11 posted 2273 days ago

Welcome to LJs . mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#12 posted 2272 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#13 posted 2272 days ago

Welcome James. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Have fun and work safe in the shop and use pushsticks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#14 posted 2272 days ago

welcome to lumberjocks. there is a lot of knowledge here. I will be coming to Oswego (my home town) the 18th of june for a few days.

-- Jim in Cushing Oklahoma

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#15 posted 2268 days ago

welcome!!! you found a good place to share and learn…hope to see some of your projects soon…ENJOY YOUR SUMMER TEACH!!! LOL…..........THREE DAYS TO GO FOR ME!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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