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Location: Saint Joseph, Missouri

I've been "learning" to do woodworking for at least 30 years. I don't think I'll ever stop learning. My grandfather was a carpenter by trade so I think I took up the hobby because of him. I am originally from the Jonesboro, Arkansas area but we have lived in northwest Missouri since 1989. Our twin daughters were born here. We attempted to teach them "southern" by getting them to use the term "yall" but they migrated to "you guys" instead and became midwest girls despite all we could do. Both girls are in college now so my wife and I are empty nesters for now. Due to the expense of college, my woodworking projects have by necessity become projects that don't require much wood. So I've shifted from more expensive projects like furniture to small boxes or pens. Besides, our home is furnished with many of the woodworking projects that I have made over the years. Since I'm a mechanical engineer by profession, I enjoy projects that have mechanisms in them.

-- Mike, Missouri ---Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year. Ralph Waldo Emerson---

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#1 posted 1603 days ago

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 1603 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks – The best woodworking community anywhere!

I look forward to seeing your posts and projects.

Share the Love ~ Share the Knowledge

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#3 posted 1603 days ago

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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#4 posted 1603 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 1603 days ago

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…


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

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#6 posted 1603 days ago

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.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#7 posted 1603 days ago

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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#8 posted 1603 days ago

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy.

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 1602 days ago

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

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#10 posted 1602 days ago

Welcome aboard the LJ site.

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#11 posted 1573 days ago

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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#12 posted 895 days ago

welcome and hop you have ass much fun ass i have had

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