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Location: Owensboro, KY
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Retired in 2000 (Engineering Program Manager at TRW in Sunnyvale, CA) and returned to KY. Bought a used ShopSmith and Misc other items and began woodworking (Hobby only). Currently in my second shop and still having a lot of fun. I am gradually replacing the ShopSmith capabilities with dedicated tools.

I've built a large number of items, including a small china cabinet, dining table (No chairs -- bought those), and numerous occasional tables, cabinets etc.

Watched David Marks on DIY Network until I got enough courage to try bent wood lamination. Made my version of a demilune table and liked it so much that I've tried a couple more tables with curved aprons, including a Sheraton-style sofa table.

My most recent challenge was a walnut floor lamp with a quad-spiral column. This was my first-ever attempt at anything remotely resembling freehand carving. I was extremely pleased with the results, even though I was skeptical until just about the end. Again, David Marks videos on DIY and Charles Neil videos on his web site gave me the courage and background information to pull this off.

-- Dale, Owensboro, KY

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#1 posted 04-12-2008 03:03 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 04-12-2008 03:28 AM

Hello Kycovair,

Let me welcome you to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be an interesting 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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#3 posted 04-12-2008 03:58 AM

Thanks.

I’ve been lurking in the shadows for some time now.

-- Dale, Owensboro, KY

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#4 posted 04-12-2008 04:18 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
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 04-12-2008 04:33 AM

Welcome Dale. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Have fun and work safe in the shop and use pushsticks.

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

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#6 posted 04-12-2008 05:18 AM

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

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

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#7 posted 04-12-2008 06:05 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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#8 posted 04-12-2008 11:13 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#9 posted 04-12-2008 02:26 PM

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

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#10 posted 04-13-2008 02:50 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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#11 posted 04-13-2008 11:21 AM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#12 posted 04-21-2008 04:22 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard.

There is a picnic at Charles Neil on May 24th you going?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#13 posted 04-21-2008 04:50 AM

No, I’ll just check what happened via his newsletter.
A bit too far for me at this time.

-- Dale, Owensboro, KY

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#14 posted 05-28-2008 03:38 PM

Nice car! My dad had a 57 Corvair that he sold when he got married! Anyway, Hey, I’ve been absent awhile, but welcome to LJ! I hope you’re seeing some content and some projects that you enjoy!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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