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I WAS A Retired Electrical Contractor, back to work now in this great economy. I build a lot of what I refer to as "Heritage Toys" Some may be referred to as "Big Boys Toys" also. Trucks and tractors all 100% from wood, no kits, and by hand. I don't have any fancy shop and my tractor wheels are from a machine I made just to make them. My granddaughters benefits from the kids toys I love to make them. Small jobs for specialized cabinets and accents round out my "project list" . I have now added carving on my list of accomplishments. Like all endeavors it is a constant learning progress.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 09-04-2009 02:06 PM

Hello Hunter71,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be an interesting, as well as exciting, experience. Have fun and enjoy.

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

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#2 posted 09-04-2009 03:29 PM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! This is a great place to get – or give – advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are a wonderful source of new ideas. I love this site, I hope you will enjoy it too.

Look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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Max

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#3 posted 09-04-2009 06:42 PM

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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#4 posted 09-04-2009 07:54 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 09-04-2009 08:08 PM

Welcome aboard. Nice to have you join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Karson

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#6 posted 09-05-2009 01:19 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 soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#7 posted 09-05-2009 01:27 AM

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help you with your woodworking endeavors. Feel free to ask for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………LOL

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

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#8 posted 09-05-2009 08:41 AM

“Welcome to LJ’s” ….the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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hunter71

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#9 posted 09-05-2009 12:11 PM

Thanks for the warm welcome, I am sure most of you have a lot more skills than I do, but I will follow along as best I can. I am going to try to download some pictures of one of my tractor projects this morning.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#10 posted 09-05-2009 03:57 PM

Welcome! I look forward to seeing more of your toys. The tractor looks great. Enjoy the site.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#11 posted 09-07-2009 12:56 AM

Welcome to LJs a place were there are great people,super projects and outstanding woodworkers.Enjoy.

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#12 posted 09-07-2009 03:13 AM

Welcome to LJs! Great place to make friends.

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#13 posted 09-07-2009 06:39 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. It is a GREAT place to get ideas for your projects and help when you get stuck. There is a ton of information to help you along the way.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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Grumpy

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#14 posted 09-07-2009 11:35 PM

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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#15 posted 10-05-2009 02:14 AM

So tiny and addorable. It amazes me, you must have great patience and other words I can’t even spell. I’m thinking you need to make your grandaughter a barbie car though. Really great work!

-- Janice

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