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Location: Tallahassee, Florida
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Retired from university library work and am enjoying my free time at age 66.

Other hobbies besides woodworking include reading (non-fiction, history, philosophy, biography), photography (after years of chemical photography I have converted entirely to digital) and audio-video. I have published two books on the latter, as well as two more dealing with record reviews, and also helped to write and edit the 2005 edition of The Encyclopedia of Recorded Sound. I have also published roughly 200 magazine articles in several audio-related journals. I spent four years in the USAF (SAC), before going to college (majoring in history, humanities, and philosophy) and ending up in the library acquisitions trade.

Used my new woodworking skills to build four different speaker systems for personal use (designed and built entirely by me) that each can compete with some of the better commercially built systems I reviewed over the years. Also have built some small furniture pieces, done some interior cosmetic work in the house, and also installed about 600 feet of extra timbering in the attic and around the perimiter of the place to better secure it against potential wind damage.

Looking forward to additional projects in the future.

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commented on Nifty saw made even better by nifty upgrades 06-18-2014 12:56 AM
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replied on Glue Line Appeared After Dying 05-29-2014 06:59 PM
commented on A fine little press for hobby-scale work 05-27-2014 11:50 PM
commented on Refurbishing an old speaker 05-18-2014 11:42 PM
added project Building a center-channel speaker 05-17-2014 12:44 AM
added project Refurbishing an old speaker 05-17-2014 12:25 AM
replied on Keeping bubbles out of brush on poly 02-21-2014 09:22 PM
commented on Wood sculptures 02-16-2014 11:18 PM
added project Wood sculptures 02-16-2014 02:40 AM
replied on Ridgid R4510 Table Saw 02-02-2014 10:58 PM
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Max

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#1 posted 10-06-2008 01:20 AM

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 10-06-2008 01:53 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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Bigdogs117

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#3 posted 10-06-2008 02:23 AM

Welcome to the shop. I look forward to seeing your projects and I hope you enjoy the site. There is alot of good information available from both professionals and amateurs who are willing to share their craft. God Bless!

-- Rusty

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 10-06-2008 04:17 AM

Hello Ferstler,

Welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be an enjoyable and rewarding part of your woodworking adventure.

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

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#5 posted 10-06-2008 04:23 AM

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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#6 posted 10-06-2008 03:28 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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TedM

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#7 posted 10-07-2008 01:58 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! It’s a great place with great people, and, oh yeah, there’s the woodworking! Have fun and play safe! :)

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit http://www.woodworkersguide.com and sign up for my project updates!

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FlWoodRat

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#8 posted 10-12-2008 11:26 PM

Ferstler, welcome to our LJ community.. GO NOLES!!!!

By the way, where in Tallahassee are you?

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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ND2ELK

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#9 posted 10-13-2008 04:47 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
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Callum Kendall

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#10 posted 10-13-2008 12:08 PM

Welcome to LJs

Callum

-- For wood working podcasts with a twist check out http://thetimberkid.com/

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Beginningwoodworker

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#11 posted 10-14-2008 01:53 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#12 posted 12-04-2008 04:47 AM

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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#13 posted 10-03-2009 02:55 AM

Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary as a Lumber Jock! I look forward to more of your posts.

-- Gary

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#14 posted 10-06-2009 03:16 AM

congrats on a whole year at Ljs

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#15 posted 10-03-2010 06:10 AM

Another year has rolled by. We must be having too much fun, cause it seems like just yesterday when I congratulated you on 1 year. Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary at Lumber Jocks. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit and happy anniversary!

-- Gary

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