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Location: southeast Michigan

I am somewhat of a gearhead but lately have converted to hobby woodworker. My day job involves creating service information for new cars so I like woodworking as I find it helps me forget about work. Mostly self taught accept for some high school shop classes back in the day and lots of reading. I got started this after looking for good furniture at a reasonable price and came up short. Sick and tired of pressboard I started with a small table saw and now have many more tools, mostly purchased as I find a deal. I think I like looking for lumber deals at auctions as much as building stuff.

FAMILY - Happily married with 2 daughters, 5 and 2. I am very fortunate to have a wife that allows me to spend a lot of my spare time in "the barn".

ABOUT MY HABIT - I probably make more sawdust than anything else but hate to waste anything so the scrap pile gets bigger and bigger. I prefer practicaliity and simplicity over elegance but do try my best to make the best project I can. I like to borrow ideas from magazines and books but often modify at least something to make it my own. I have been very fortunate to have a separate space for woodworking but it still needs lots of work to be complete. I have tried a bit of everything as long as the lines are mostly straight.

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#1 posted 04-07-2008 08:59 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! Enjoy yourself.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 04-07-2008 09:02 PM

Welcome to LJs !! Glad you have joined us !!

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 04-07-2008 09:03 PM

Hello Kansas,

Let me welcome you to LJs. I hope you will find this to be an exciting and rewarding part of your woodworking journey.

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

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#4 posted 04-08-2008 12:26 AM

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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#5 posted 04-08-2008 12:32 AM

If you like working with wood, you’re in the right place. Welcome.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#6 posted 04-08-2008 12:46 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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#7 posted 04-08-2008 12:25 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

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

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#8 posted 04-09-2008 02:27 AM

Welcome to the wonderful world of LJ’s (Enjoy) Come on in, The water’s fine, fine, fine. Happy, that you have chosen to join the family.
You can ask, show, teach, learn, and Share woodworking experiences.
There’s something here for anyone that likes working with wood.
Plus new friends
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#9 posted 04-09-2008 04:40 AM

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 04-11-2008 07:38 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#11 posted 05-03-2008 04:34 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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#12 posted 04-04-2009 03:48 AM

Congratulations! In a few days you will have been a Lumber Jock for 1 year! Thanks for your participation.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#13 posted 04-03-2010 05:00 AM

Another year has rolled by. We must be having too much fun, cause it seems like just yesterday when I congratulated you on 1 year.
And now it’s time for: Congratulations on your 2nd 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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