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Location: Rochester, NY

I was born in 1960, and hit the lovely wife jackpot in 1982. We have 6 kids ages 15, 17, 19, 23, 25, & 28....4 still living at home. The oldest just recently married. I'm currently employed as a quality technician for Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (formerly part of Johnson and Johnson).

I've been woodworking since 2001. My shop is a tad less than half of a two car garage, and is shared by too many bicycles, motorcyckle, sleds, scooters, outdoor toys, and garden tools, etc. 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. I gained a fascination with saw blades early on in my wwing endeavors....mostly due to be really ticked off about wasting money on lousy blades, and have pursued using, collecting, and testing them as sort of a "hobby within a hobby" date I've probably tried in the range of 70 different 10" blades. I've also started using and learning about hand planes, and now have a modest collection of those too.

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.

Thanks for visiting....nice web site gang!

-- 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 †

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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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