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Location: Woodland, CA

I obtained a BS Degree in Environmental Design from UC Davis in 1975.

My wife and I started a small Woodwork and Stained Glass business in Woodland, Ca in 1976 which we operated successfully until 1996. We did lots of work around the area in those years, furniture and cabinets that are still around as well as Stained Glass comissions that we still see around town.

In 1996 Susan earned a Masters Degree in Social Work and went to work in the non profit housing world.

I went to work for a computer software company in the cabinetmaking Industry named CABNETWARE. Been working for them since 1998. Since then they have been purchased by Planit. So now I work for the worlds largest distributor of Cad/Cam software in a Technical Support and Quality Assurance role for the Cabnetware and Planit NC Center product line.

I still have the shop out on the ranch and all the tools, they just don't get as much use as they should these days.

That's soon to change, I hope, as spring rolls around.

Most of the pictures and products I will post willl be from my active Woodworking days from years past. (1976-1998)

Between my friend Tom (Tom8021) and all of you Lumberjocks, I think I will be inspired to start using the shop more frequently. (First I have to clean it up and re-organize it). I still have plenty of material and ideas.

I used to make a nice living working with wood. I got tired of paying all the insurance for employees, workers comp, medical insurance, etc, and when another gig came along that paid well, they made me a nice offer and now I work for the software company that services the woodworking industry.

It's really not bad, it's heated in the winter and air conditioned in the summer, great medical and dental. I think the folks I work with are great and I really don't have to think much about it when I go home, Next day start again. Not at all like being self employed.

-- Michael Murphy, Woodland, CA.

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#1 posted 03-05-2010 12:48 AM

Glad to see that you have made Lumberjocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

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#2 posted 03-05-2010 01:45 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks – The best woodworking community anywhere!

I look forward to seeing your posts and projects.

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#3 posted 03-05-2010 02:50 AM

“Welcome to LJ’s” …....the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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#4 posted 03-05-2010 03:09 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks, one of the friendliest woodworking sites on the web. Get or give advice to others. Learn tricks and tips. Enjoy your membership.

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Welcome aboard. Nice that you have joined us on Lumberjocks.

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#6 posted 03-05-2010 04:54 AM


Let me welcome you to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be an interesting, as well as exciting, experience. Have fun and enjoy.

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

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#7 posted 03-05-2010 07:23 AM

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself a few months ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…


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#8 posted 03-05-2010 07:38 AM

Welcome to Ljs a place were there great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy.

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 03-07-2010 01:19 AM

Welcome. 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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#10 posted 03-11-2010 03:14 PM

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

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#11 posted 03-11-2010 06:07 PM

Hello, and welcome to Lj’s….....good to have you here.


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