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Blog entry by jjwoodshop posted 1319 days ago 3076 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just wanted to take a moment to introduce myself to the group, say hello, thanks for having me, and I am excited to commune with you all in the days, months, and years to come.

A little about me….

I am a Georgia boy who has settled in Matthews, NC. Happily married to my lovely bride for just over 3 years now, an old dalmation and a 1 yr old english bulldog pup round out our little family right now. I grew up wood working, my grandfather owned a custom picture frame shop and I started banging nails and hand sawing in a miter box when i was about 3 yrs old. I am just now able to begin setting up my own shop, which my wife has allowed me to do in the garage. It is a work in progress, but coming along very well. Just picked up a shopsmith a couple of weeks ago, bandsaw for christmas, router table, jointer are also in the mix, and of course a wide variety of hand tools. I am a special event producer by trade for the town that I am now lucky enough to live in. I am also Executive Director of what has become a very successful community based/community supporting non-profit.

Working with wood is my escape, is my outlet for creative juices and other energy, and it is my homage to my grandfather, who taught me to work with my hands.

Oh, and I have one other little hobby, my 2010 Harley Street Glide! So when I am not turning on the lathe, I am probably out with my bride twisting the throttle.

See you out there in the sawdust!

-- "If you are not prepared to be wrong, you will never come up with anything original." - Sir Ken Robinson

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#1 posted 1319 days ago

We are glad to have you on board, JJ. Thanks for the intro.

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

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#3 posted 1319 days ago

Welcome JJ .. you will enjoy it here.. a lot of great people with a ton of knowledge to be shared.


-- Master designer of precision sawdust and one of a kind slivers.

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#4 posted 1319 days ago

Welcome on board.
This is a great site with great people.

-- Bert

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#5 posted 1319 days ago

Thanks for the warm welcomes!

“Yeah…..right?”.....not sure how to take that Splinterman….. please elaborate.

-- "If you are not prepared to be wrong, you will never come up with anything original." - Sir Ken Robinson

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#6 posted 1319 days ago

Hey JJ,
Nice to meet you and welcome aboard. You sound like a guy with his feet on the ground. Cool.
It will be fun to watch your shop and project grow.

Take care,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#7 posted 1319 days ago

Nice to have you here. Welcome!

-- Tim, Nevada MO

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-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#9 posted 1318 days ago

Welcome JJ, this place is addictive.

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#10 posted 1318 days ago

And an international welcome from my side. Watch out, Gary is right!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#11 posted 1318 days ago

Welcome aboard Don’t be afraid to ask a “dumb” queston. There is no such animal here.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#12 posted 1318 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks

-- John H. [To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. ~Edison]

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