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Location: Edmonton, KY
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My woodworkiing started at a very young age. My father was a carpenter and I wanted to mimic what he was doing. He supplied me with small tools at an early age and I built all kinds of things from scrap material. I worked two summers with my dad while in high school. When I went to college I worked for the first 2 years in the college cabinet shop--mostly sweeping sawdust! I learned alot. However, my career path took me in other directions. I did continue to do some rough carpentry and a few other small projects from time to time.

I got close to woodworking when I and a friend started a saw and tool sharpening shop in Bloomington, IL. Even after we went our separate ways after 5 years I spent another 5+ in my own shop. I sold the shop and the sharpening equipment and moved here to Kentucky in early 2004. My son had bought the property here and on it was a 1 bedroom "cabin" that the previous owner had started. My son told me the cabin was for me and his mom, all I had to do was finish it. And, that is what we did. It was just framed in and had the electricity in but nothing else. We finished it off and added a couple of rooms. Later I added another small room and screened in the front porch I had built onto the house.

I had a few woodworking "toys" but no place to work to do much. So, I started my workshop (see my Workshop post). Hopefully, I'll be able to a few small projects. I don't expect the level of some of you guys and gals but it will be "just for fun."

-- Garry, Kentucky

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surfin2

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#1 posted 01-24-2011 04:20 AM

Welcome To LumberJocks, Good Luck…

-- Rick

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Max

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#2 posted 01-24-2011 04:41 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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SnowyRiver

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#3 posted 01-24-2011 05:46 AM

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Splinterman

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#4 posted 01-24-2011 06:54 AM

“WELCOME to LJ’s” ….Enjoy the experience.

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 01-26-2011 08:45 PM

Hello Gdpifer,

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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ND2ELK

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#6 posted 02-05-2011 01:26 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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Beginningwoodworker

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#7 posted 02-20-2011 11:19 PM

Hello Gdpifer, Welcome to LumberJocks. I hope you enjoy your stay here.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#8 posted 08-16-2011 06:21 PM

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself just about 2 years ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…
I apologize for the late welcome but I am currently serving overseas and don’t have a lot of spare time on my hands.

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…

Wisty

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

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