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Location: Palmyra, PA

I've always been doing something with wood but in 1996 I had to retire from a job due to Multiple Sclerosis. After driving my wife and three kids nuts, I needed to get a hobby - and one that I could spend some time with. One thing let to another and now I've got most of the basement. The MS makes me a slow woodworker, not enough good days, but I sure do enjoy it. A series of stupid decisions cost me 2/3 of a finger and I am no longer allowed to have a jointer. That has made me a hand plane nut. My shop includes a Delta 5 hp cabinet saw, Laguna 18" band saw, Delta drill press, Laguna 18/47 lathe, Oneida dust collector, DeWalt scroll saw and a fabulous Roubo style bench. I have a wide assortment of mostly Lie-Nielsen hand panes. Lots of great tool/toys, thanks to my wife!

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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commented on Barnsley Reproduction Build #24: Assembling and Gluing the Undercarriage 10-13-2015 11:57 PM
added project Table with veneer drawer 10-05-2015 04:09 PM
commented on planer or sander 07-18-2015 01:54 AM
added project Graduation Gift 06-24-2015 03:06 PM
commented on Walnut Federal Table 06-23-2015 01:25 AM
added project Walnut Federal Table 06-22-2015 06:00 PM
commented on Lonnie Bird's School #3: Making & Fitting a Drawer 05-06-2015 12:28 AM
added blog entry Lonnie Bird's School #3: Making & Fitting a Drawer 05-01-2015 03:38 AM
added blog entry Lonnie Bird's School #2: Glueing up & practice dovetails 04-23-2015 01:08 AM
added blog entry Lonnie Bird's School #1: Day 1 - Handworks Essentials Class 04-21-2015 01:03 AM
commented on Cabin Fever Doll House 03-26-2015 12:47 AM
commented on A Desk for the Queen 03-19-2015 02:58 PM
commented on Tapered tenon cutter & mortise reamer #5: Tapered cutter - finale 02-27-2015 03:39 PM
commented on Split Top Roubo Bench Build #1: Preparing for the build 02-11-2015 05:51 PM
added project Beaver Toys 02-10-2015 05:30 PM

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#1 posted 03-20-2008 06:18 AM

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 03-20-2008 07:15 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

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

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#3 posted 03-20-2008 09:58 AM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 03-20-2008 11:21 AM

Hi Kenn,

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

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

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#5 posted 03-20-2008 03:56 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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#6 posted 03-21-2008 12:59 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks Kenn. Sorry to hear you are not well. 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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#7 posted 03-21-2008 04:38 AM

Thanks guys. Scott, sorry about the Wildcats. I lived in Kentucky for quite a few years, so I know what a big loss that is. Actually lived in Georgetown, so that’s close to you.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#8 posted 03-21-2008 04:38 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 03-22-2008 03:43 AM


I share a couple things with you. We both live in the same county of PA, we both share the same hobby, and I to have MS. I like to think that I have MS but it doesn’t have me. Keep smiling and keep on planing.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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806 posts in 2808 days

#10 posted 03-22-2008 03:48 AM

Wow, that’s too much of a coincidence. I just got on here tonight to try to upload a few shop and project pictures.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#11 posted 03-22-2008 06:03 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 07-24-2008 04:38 AM

sorry to hear about your finger.
my wife has layed down the rule that if I cut any digits off, she’s going to have a yard sale with my tools!

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Paul D

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#13 posted 07-24-2008 09:41 PM

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

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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Don Butler

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#14 posted 03-12-2009 02:36 PM

Your work on chairs is beautiful. I choose to comment on your chairs because I have been restoring chairs for a long time, and I know how hard it must be to make a good chair. The Windsors are especially difficult because of the any parts that have to be brought together all at once.
By the way, I, too, live in PA, but not very close. I’m way up by Lake Erie in the NW corner.


-- No trees were damaged in posting this message, but thousands of electrons were seriously inconvenienced.

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#15 posted 03-14-2009 06:28 PM

Congratulations! This coming week you will have been a Lumber Jock for 1 year! Thanks for your participation.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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