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Location: Madison, WI

I'm relatively new to "fine" woodworking (3 years). I've never taken any classes, but guess that I spent at least 1000+ hours reading everything I could (sometimes more than once) and then practicing how to use my tools (hand and power) making jigs.

Some people (my wife) would say that my strength (and weakness) is my analytical ability. So far it's suited me well because there's SO MUCH TO LEARN when you get started in woodworking. Every evening after my 2 year old daughter goes to bed, I spend hours in my two car garage (that after 3 years doesn't have any cars parked in it any longer) that I've created the a perfect one man shop.

By day, I work in a large corporate insurance company (which isn't as boring as you would think) in the Information Technology division as a Usability Consultant.

My dream is to retire early and build furniture to supplement my income. Yeah, I know it's quaint and predictable, but it's now my passion.

Oh yeah, my other passion... photography. I have a great deal of equiptment and knowledge that allows me to really make sure the pictures I take of my pieces are perfect.

I extend the offer to any LJ out there, that if you're in my neighborhood, stop by the shop and we can get some pictures that will be perfect keepsakes and portfolio pieces.

-- -- JR

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#1 posted 01-02-2008 07:45 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 †

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#2 posted 01-02-2008 08:13 PM

Welcome to LJ’s (Enjoy) “Happy New Year”
Your daughter is a beautiful child.
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#3 posted 01-03-2008 01:08 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

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

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#4 posted 01-03-2008 01:15 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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#5 posted 01-03-2008 06:16 AM

This is a great site, good to see you here. I’ll be looking for more of your work.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#6 posted 01-03-2008 06:45 PM

Great looking finish you have a nice eye for detail

-- Billp

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#7 posted 01-03-2008 10:04 PM

Welcome Sir,
I like your style.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#8 posted 12-25-2009 11:59 PM

Congratulations on your upcoming 2 year anniversary being a Lumber Jock.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#9 posted 12-26-2009 12:35 AM

Congratulations on your Anniversary. We look forward to your continued posts and comments

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

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#10 posted 12-26-2010 06:05 AM

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.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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