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Location: West Suburbs of Chicago

I started woodworking 12 years ago by taking an adult education course at a local junior college. My woodworking has now reached the stage of a "hobby out of control" -LOL.
My shop started with a 40 year old Craftsman table saw (inheirited from an uncle) and a Porter Cable router. I now have about 300 square feet in my basement shop, and no more room for stationery tools!
In addition to teaching myself, have also taken courses at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking (Frankllin, IN) and the Chicago Bauhaus Institute.
My projects generally run to free standing furniture pieces and built in cabinetry, mostly my own designs with occasional projects from Fine Woodworking and Woodsmith thrown into the mix.
My newest challenge wil be to tackle making small boxes.
Skills I still need to learn include turning (don't yet have a lathe) and marquetry (to add some "wow" to my furniture projects).

Looking forward to meeting new woodworking buddies on this site.

The picture on my icon is of Sophie, my purebred Bassett Hound-she's a sweetheart!

-- Gerry

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#1 posted 12-22-2007 09:38 PM

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 soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 12-23-2007 02:19 AM

Welcome to LJ’s (Enjoy) and Merry Christmas
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#3 posted 12-23-2007 03:43 AM

Welcome to the forum! Glad you found us.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#4 posted 12-23-2007 10:03 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

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

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#5 posted 12-24-2007 03:06 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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#6 posted 12-24-2007 05:14 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks!

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#7 posted 12-26-2007 09:28 PM

Hey! Welcome to LJ!

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

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#8 posted 12-30-2007 12:25 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell,

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#9 posted 04-03-2008 02:05 PM

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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#10 posted 04-03-2008 03:28 PM

We welcome you to the one and only LumberJocks. We hope that you enjoy your stay/visit each and every time you show up on our door step. 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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#11 posted 12-19-2009 02:20 AM

Congratulations on your upcoming 2 year anniversary being a Lumber Jock. Thanks for your posts and participation.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#12 posted 12-19-2009 03:56 AM

Congratulations on your anniversary, We enjoy your posts and projects and look forward to many more.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#13 posted 12-19-2009 07:55 PM

Guys-thanks for the 2nd anniversary notes. I really enjoy the site, and will try to post more often. Have a couple of projects underway, so stay tuned.
Thanks for all your help.

-- Gerry

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#14 posted 12-18-2010 03:18 AM

Hey Gerry:
Well, another year has rolled by. It must have been a really fun year because it seems like yesterday when I congratulated you on being a LJ for 2 years. Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary at Lumber Jocks. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit and happy anniversary!

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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