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Location: Rochester, NY

Born in 1960, I've been woodworking since 2001. My shop is a tad less than half of a two car garage, and is shared by too much other stuff. It's un-insulated and difficult to work in during our long cold winters, so I tend to do mostly "cyber woodworking" during the winter months.

Most of my projects are furniture for around the house, along with occasional items for friends and family. I gravitate toward the Mission/Arts & Crafts style but tend to go my own way just using elements of the styles that I like. Much of my wood is salvaged or given to me. I've been fortunate to have purchased surprisingly little wood over the years. A deviation from furniture was an electric guitar in 2007 for my middle son. Since I don't play, it was the most challenging thing I've tackled to date, but was also the most rewarding. I followed it up with a tube amp to go with it, then a 2nd guitar for my oldest son in 2010, followed by a toilet-seat guitar for my girls in 2011.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#1 posted 02-27-2009 03:44 PM

Welcome, glad you’ve joined us!

-- Bill, Florida

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#2 posted 02-27-2009 03:50 PM

Thank you Bill! Been meaning to sign up here for a while b/c the name “Lumberjocks” keeps popping up other places!

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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Todd Thomas

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#3 posted 02-27-2009 04:55 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks….It will be a great resource for you and your projects. There are a bunch of great people here willing to help……have fun….Looking forward to your projects and posts….. WARNING: Visiting LumberJocks has proven to be addictive.

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 02-27-2009 05:22 PM

Hello Scott,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be both an exciting and an inspirational 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 02-27-2009 06:18 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 02-27-2009 06:53 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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#7 posted 02-27-2009 09:09 PM

Welcome Scott. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and don’t forget to use pushsticks

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#8 posted 02-27-2009 10:36 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#9 posted 02-28-2009 01:15 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! This is a great place to get – or give – advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are a wonderful source of new ideas. I love this site, I hope you will enjoy it too.

Look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#10 posted 02-28-2009 02:18 AM

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help you with your woodworking endeavors. Feel free to ask for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………..LOL

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

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#11 posted 02-28-2009 03:15 AM

Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome. I frequent several wwing sites, and can honestly say that I’ve never received or seen a welcome quite as warm as this one! Looking forward to working my way into your friendly community.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#12 posted 02-28-2009 06:06 AM

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#13 posted 02-28-2009 11:18 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks, enjoy the community.

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

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#14 posted 03-01-2009 09:17 PM

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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#15 posted 03-05-2009 01:55 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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