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surfin2

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#1 posted 1291 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks,Good Luck..

-- Rick

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Max

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#2 posted 1291 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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gljacobs

76 posts in 1291 days


#3 posted 1291 days ago

Wow thanks guys.
I’m glad to see you guys are quick to give a warm welcome.
Is there a place here to get “educated” critiquing on aesthetics about your projects?
By “educated” I mean everyone can critique with their instant opinion and I look forward to that, but I’m also looking for some critiques by some design professionals or at least a skill and trained veteran eye.

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HallTree

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#4 posted 1291 days ago

Welcome. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and don’t forget to use pushsticks.

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

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gljacobs

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#5 posted 1291 days ago

Safety first definitely, and I have a few projects to post I just have to find the time to upload and document.
Pushsticks ALWAYS. : )

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Splinterman

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#6 posted 1291 days ago

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

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SnowyRiver

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#7 posted 1291 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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ND2ELK

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#8 posted 1282 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
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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gljacobs

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#9 posted 1282 days ago

ADDICTIVE…yes.
I’m glad they don’t have the patch for this kind of addiction.

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Bernie

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#10 posted 1160 days ago

As mentioned above – set your priorities. I put family 1st and now that I’m a senior, I’m glad I did. Like you, I could care less about sports, and I was a truck driver delivering to warehouses packed with sports nuts. I always told them the truth. I was interested in pro sports as a young man and could have spit out the stats on Frank Malzone and Dick Stuart in a heart beat. But then life happened. I got married, raised 4 sons, and now we are preparing to celebrate our 37th anniversary while enjoying our 3 granddaughters and future grandchild expected in November.

25 years ago, shortly after buying our present home, I was busy renovating our home. Our oldest son came home from school excited about joining Cub Scouts. The only problem was that they needed a leader. My wife Diana and I consulted and we agreed that it would be bad for me if I devoted all my time working on the house. If I were to die at an early age, I didn’t want my sons to only say “my Dad was a good worker”. So I decide to volunteer as his Scout Leader (had never been involved in Scouting). I went from Den Leader > WEBELOS leader > Scoutmaster > now Commissioner. My 4 sons have all gone on with their lives and I’m still with the Scouts. Figure… As adults, our sons still set aside 1 weekend per year to camp with their brothers without wives etc. And I’m as happy as pig in mud with my decision of so many years ago.

Woodworking… I’m blessed! I put my woodworking desires on a back burner until my boys grew up. Once they did, my wife went out and got her Masters degree in Library Science, something she had always dreamed of doing but had put onto a back burner in order to raise our 4 sons. She earned her degree from URI in 2002 and now has a great job she’s very happy with. When the economy went south 2 years ago, the trucking company I was working for went through some disturbing changes. Younger workers were laid off and we senior men were forced to work long… hours. After 29 years service with the company and the Teamsters Union, I picked up the phone on a Monday morning following 5 weeks vacation and informed them that I was done.

Although I had always planned on retiring 18 months latter then I did, I don’t regret my decision. During the last 3 years on the job, I would pocket my coffee money to purchase tools. My wife told me I didn’t have to do that, she wanted me to purchase whatever I wanted. I’m glad I did it my way because I appreciate my tools. My point here is that if anybody wishes to retire, make sure you have plans to keep you busy.

Since my retirement, I’ve taken my woodworking skills to a level I never dreamed of. Now my passion is my job and it was worth waiting for. Look at my workshop and projects. I’m proud of my accomplishments. But that’s not all. Since my wife always took care of me and our 4 sons over the years while I worked, the jobs are now reversed. She goes off to work at a job which she has dreamed of all her life and loves it. Besides earning a good income, she is providing me with insurance. But I took over her job. I now cook and take care of the house, but without our 4 sons, that leaves me with lots of spare time to do lots of woodworking.

The moral of my story is don’t try to be somebody you don’t want to be. Set your priorities. If they don’t involve family, knock yourself out. If family is most important on your list, place them first. If you live by your priorities, when the wash is done… you’ll be happy!

-- Bernie: It never gets hot or cold in New Hampshire, just seasonal!

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#11 posted 1081 days ago

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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