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Location: Carmichael, CA
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I have been woodworking for about 6 or 7 years after retiring from 30 years in law enforcement. I took a lot of shop classes in highschool and have always been involved in home projects and even helped a friend build his house many years ago. However, only in the last few years have I really had the time to "play". I started out making some unique birdhouses which I intended to give to friends as gifts but soon I was getting orders for them. That was nice but I really just wanted to play and learn more about wood and how to use it. I enjoy looking at the work of others and then trying to see if I can do something similar. Many of the projects I have seen on this site are terrific.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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Max

55949 posts in 2775 days


#1 posted 2601 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks, hope you enjoy….. Will be looking forward to some postings of your projects.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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Karson

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#2 posted 2601 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks

-- 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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oscorner

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#3 posted 2597 days ago

Welcome! Let’s see some woodworking!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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WayneC

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#4 posted 2568 days ago

Good to see a fellow Sacramento area LumberJocks.

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

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PanamaJack

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#5 posted 2508 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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woodspar

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#6 posted 2488 days ago

Please post workshop photos!

-- John

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David

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#7 posted 2488 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. This is an awesome group of woodworkers that generously share thier talents and interest in woodworking. We are looking forward to your projects and input.

This is the premier member based woodworking site.

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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mot

4911 posts in 2538 days


#8 posted 2488 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks! It’s a great group and the site owner is the bomb! There are lots of helpful folks and we hope you contribute your projects, advise, or ask your questions!

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

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Mike Shea

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#9 posted 2191 days ago

your work is great and i think you are verry talented. maybey you can talk to my father for me. he is also in law enforcement and has been for 30 years. he retires next year and i told him he needs to get a hobby. when hes home he drives the whole family crazy. haha. anyways nice work and i look foward to seeing many projects from you

-- i can do all things through christ who strengthens me

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gjd

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#10 posted 1876 days ago

Happy Anniversary! This week you have been a Lumber Jock for 2 years. Thanks for your participation.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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gjd

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#11 posted 1512 days ago

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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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#12 posted 1487 days ago

Wow,
Over 3 Years as an LJ… gotta say, that is very impressive… Congrats on your third anniversary…

Wisty
PS: I look forward to the day I reach this unique milestone…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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gjd

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#13 posted 1141 days ago

Gbear:
It’s that time of year again, happy 4th anniversary as a Lumber Jock!

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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