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Location: South Florida
Website: http://www.mallardsolutions.com

I have been into and out of woodworking since I was about 10 years old. Used to build a heck of a tree fort in the woods. Now, a husband and father of 2 I'm back into it. The web has opened up a whole new way for me to learn the craft that has gotten the better of me for a long time. I'll let you in on a little secret, I was never very good at woodworking; still not. But with all the videos out there, I can set my laptop on my table saw and watch a video of how to tune up my saw. I was never very good at applying what I read from a book into practice. Now with all these free videos, I can simply rewind and see it again.

I have always had a passion for wood like all of you and I'm glad I never let it go completely. Hopefully I will be able to tell some stories and share my projects with all of you. I'm mostly going to use this site to share with my family and friends. They have no idea what I do when I go to the shop so I thought I would let them in on all the fun.

BTW - I am a professional software developer / architect with about 13 years experiance. I hae been developing on the Microsoft Windows platform my entire career and had the privledge to work for Microsoft a few years back.

Married to the most beautiful person in the world, Suzanne and we share two perfect children, Christopher 6 and Corinne 3. I take the kids to the shop all the time now and they simply love it.

-- Michael, South Florida, http://www.MallardSolutions.com

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a1Jim

112326 posts in 2267 days


#1 posted 02-17-2010 03:24 AM

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 02-17-2010 03:39 AM

Mkrok,

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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ND2ELK

13495 posts in 2464 days


#3 posted 02-17-2010 03:43 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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Max

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#4 posted 02-17-2010 04:46 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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SnowyRiver

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#5 posted 02-17-2010 05:06 AM

Welcome aboard. Nice to have you join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Splinterman

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#6 posted 02-17-2010 05:51 AM

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

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

11908 posts in 1847 days


#7 posted 02-17-2010 09:13 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…

Wisty

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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mkrok

94 posts in 1711 days


#8 posted 02-18-2010 09:50 AM

Thanks for all the warm welcome’s

-- Michael, South Florida, http://www.MallardSolutions.com

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Beginningwoodworker

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#9 posted 02-24-2010 05:32 PM

Michael, Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Karson

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#10 posted 02-25-2010 04:15 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard. †

I was a software developer also. Did it for about 40 years. In the early days of commercial computers and before personal ones.

I manly worked on the big IBM iron.

-- 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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Occie gilliam

505 posts in 1986 days


#11 posted 03-08-2010 04:38 PM

Welcome Michael glad to have you with us.
Occie

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you too-oc@hotmail.com mail.com

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itsmic

1419 posts in 1808 days


#12 posted 01-21-2011 05:00 PM

A belated Welcome to Lumber Jocks, I have only been on the site about the same time you have, and have enjoyed it immensely, it’s great to have your presence and contribution to the wonderful forum, Welcome

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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