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Location: St. Francis, MN
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I started my woodworking back in the fifties helping my grandfather in his small shop. It was in his shop that I found my love for woodworking at the ripe old age of 9. Growing up on a dairy farm in the fifties didn’t leave a lot of time to pursue a hobby but I did manage to tackle some small projects that helped contribute to the farm. In high school I did get a chance to hone my skills in woodshop for a couple of years but after high school it was off to the military for a 4 years stint that included some time in S.E.Asia. After that it was pursuing further education, getting a job and getting married. My work kept us moving every few months so it wasn’t until I took a position in the home office in the eighties that I was first able to acquire some tools and get serious about this hobby.
My first saw was an old Craftsman RAS that my brother in law had picked up at a flea market in the Bay Area. The thing was a pile of rust but after a lot of elbow grease finally got it to do the job for a few years. In the 90's I was fortunate to be able to afford a Delta tilting arbor saw with the Unifence which I still use to this day.
After 38 years with a fortune 50 company I decided to retire this past year and spend more time with my hobby. In addition to the woodworking I work part time at my local golf course.

-- Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else

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woodworm

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#1 posted 12-09-2008 04:33 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

Take care and work safely.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Max

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#2 posted 12-09-2008 07:28 PM

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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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 12-09-2008 08:26 PM

Hello Mmax,

Welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be an exciting and rewarding part of your woodworking journey.

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

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trifern

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#4 posted 12-10-2008 01:13 AM

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#5 posted 12-10-2008 11:33 AM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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Karson

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#6 posted 12-11-2008 02:01 AM

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 soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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Grumpy

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#7 posted 12-11-2008 02:48 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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Todd A. Clippinger

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#8 posted 12-14-2008 09:48 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks – The best woodworking community anywhere!
I look forward to seeing your posts and projects.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#9 posted 12-25-2008 11:52 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
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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isetegija

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#10 posted 12-27-2008 12:35 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks community , the best woodworking community on the internet!

-- Not my woodworking http://woodworkessence.com/

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#11 posted 12-05-2009 03:28 AM

Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary as a Lumber Jock! I look forward to more of your posts.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#12 posted 12-05-2009 04:26 PM

Congratulations on your Anniversary. Hope you have many more on LumberJocks. We appreciate your posts and projects.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Bureaucrat

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#13 posted 12-04-2010 07:49 AM

Another year has rolled by. We must be having too much fun, cause it seems like just yesterday when I congratulated you on 1 year. Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary at Lumber Jocks. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit and happy anniversary!

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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