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Location: Southern Indiana
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I'm a retired school teacher. Also retired from my full time/part time photography business. I love to pull a board out of the pile and a day or two later announce, "Can you believe that was a board two days ago!"

I like wood. I especially like the feel of a finished piece. Building something useful out of wood makes me feel good. I especially like to give my completed works to friends and family. I find it special when I am presented with something that someone spent hours creating. I like to give others that same feeling.

I have been treated very well by long-time woodworkers that are happy to share their time and talents with me. I appreciate the willingness of others to bring a newbie into the fold. I have typed enough... now off to the shop!

ps... do you ever get the urge to turn on power tools late at night, concerned it might disturb neighbors? Then do it anyway?

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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scrollsaw

13026 posts in 2441 days


#1 posted 387 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- Todd

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EdAdkins

15 posts in 388 days


#2 posted 387 days ago

Welcome aboard!

-- Sincerely, Ed Adkins - http://igg.me/at/centipede-sawhorse/x/3621241

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cajunpen

14348 posts in 2652 days


#3 posted 387 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks – enjoy the Community.

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

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surfin2

51278 posts in 1723 days


#4 posted 387 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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a1Jim

111999 posts in 2164 days


#5 posted 387 days ago

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy !
Because I often get asked questions by new members I’ve included the answers to the most( FAQ) along with my welcoming message to LJs.
You should know that posting questions or projects here (your profile page) will not get you very many responses’ just because it’s your profile page not part of a main forum. To post in a main forum read below.
Want to know how to post something?
See the drop-down box underneath my Lumberjocks in the upper right hand corner. Click on the arrow and select which type of posting you want to make (Project, Blog entry, Forum topic). This will take you to the appropriate page and you just fill in the form.
Sending Private messages(PMs) to other members
Click on the word” home” next to the profile picture of the member you want to contact ,then click on “send message”
http://lumberjocks.com/help/getting-started
Need help with posting or other questions ?
Contact:
Martin SojKa ( LJs founder)
http://lumberjocks.com/msojka
Ms DebbieP AKA Debbie Pribele (Ljs community manager)http://lumberjocks.com/MsDebbieP
Just for the record even though I have a large number of post I’m not involved with LJs management ,I’m just another member.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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SnowyRiver

51451 posts in 2067 days


#6 posted 382 days ago

Welcome aboard. It’s great that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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maplerock

395 posts in 387 days


#7 posted 374 days ago

Thanks for all the warm welcomes. I appreciate it! It is humbling to see the magnificent projects here on LJ’s. I have already stepped up my game, and although I have been submitting some of my past projects, I hope to be able to put some better quality pieces up for you in the future.

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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Roger

13976 posts in 1391 days


#8 posted 285 days ago

Hey Jerry. I’ve heard a lotta good about you. Your boxes and other builds are awesome. Work/Play safe. Keep makin dust. OH, and p.s.: I like your prof pic…. very kool

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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sugarpine

78 posts in 1086 days


#9 posted 155 days ago

Maplerock – Us lucky folks in San Diego seldom, if ever, have to worry about anything freezing. I primed and painted both sides of the letters. Two coats of primer and three coats of paint, all Rustoleum spray from Home Depot. I “buttered” the backs of the letters with epoxy then pin nailed the letters with 23 gauge brads. I applied small dabs of paint to cover the recessed nail heads. That pretty much seals every thing up. The customer provided the primer and paint for the backboard.

I charged $165 for this one but should have asked $200. As is often the case in this woodworking business, I underbid this one at $165 plus tax. I should have bid it at $200. C’est la vie.

-- sugarpine

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mafe

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#10 posted 33 days ago

I love that you think out of the box.
Smiles.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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