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Location: South Carolina

I wrote this awhile back and can’t think of a better way to express how I feel about Woodworking or how it makes me feel.

Woodworking is a great hobby and can also be a rewarding profession. Building something beautiful out of wood is very satisfying. It seems the harder the project, the more satisfaction comes from it.
The way the wood comes to life when stain or a clear finish is introduced to the grain; the feeling you get when others are amazed that you built this beautiful object from a pile of plain-looking wood; watching your children playing with or sleeping in something you built: These are some of the things I enjoy most about woodworking.
The journey is in creating something new, without plans or without the complete finished product in mind. Inventing it as I go along, adding this piece, routing that piece; making something with my creativity and when I don't have the tool I might need, having to build jigs or contraptions to hold or mold the wood to how I envision.
When I enter my woodworking domain and start cutting, routing, or sanding, I'm in my own little world and forget about the stressful things I can't change anyway. I build and daydream of the things I hope to build for my family and what my great grandchildren's children will think when they someday play with or sleep in something I made.
That's just one woodworkers point of view.

I also enjoy playing around with website building but am still learning at both woodworking and website building.

-- Kirk H. --

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#1 posted 2514 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 2514 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks! Nice website.

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell,

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#3 posted 2514 days ago

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 2514 days ago

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 †

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#5 posted 2513 days ago

We would like to welcome you to the one and only LumberJocks. If you should need any woodworking question answered, don’t hesitate to ask. Somebody’s gonna have a good answer for you.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#6 posted 2510 days ago

Welcome to our woodworking community. Very nice work.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#7 posted 1785 days ago

Congratulations on your upcoming 2 year anniversary being a Lumber Jock. Thanks for your posts and participation.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#8 posted 1784 days ago

Thank’s Gary.

There are so many knowledgeable and talented woodworkers here at Lumberjocks that have made being part of this woodworking community such a pleasure. I do look forward to seeing the new projects and post every time I log on.

-- Kirk H. --

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#9 posted 1420 days ago

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. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit and happy anniversary!

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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