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38 posts in 1989 days

Location: Tyler, Tx
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At 82, anything I write will be "formerly"as in: Born into lumbering family, with retail lumber yards in northeast Texas, and South Louisiana.
Upon graduating from University, I decided to be a big-time home-builder, in l950. Our tool inventory at the time consisted of hammers, T-squares, 2 ELECTRIIC skill-saws, and that was about it. We sold GradeA#l douglas fir dimensions 2x4, etc. for $680.00 per thousand board feet at the lumberyard! I decided this work was too hard, and traded contracting for Oil Field Service Company activity, headquarted in Houston, then Dallas, followed by Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. By then I was married and my wife longed for warmer climes, so back to Dallas where we stayed for 45 years and I engaged in Real Estate activity, Insurance agency, Trust work with a major Dallas Bank, and after retirement, started a Motor Home Store, selling BueBird Wanderlodge and other high-end motor coaches, in Lewisville, Tx., just north of Dallas. I had a nice little shop for awhile, building book-cases, TV cabinet, and other smaller furniture. I lost the sight of an eye 10 years ago, and with little or no depth preception I no longer attempt anything. My interest remains firm though, and I enjoy the Jocks shops vicariously!

-- Joe,Texas,www.woodworkerJoe.com

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cabinetmaster

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#1 posted 1989 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help you with your woodworking endeavors. Feel free to ask for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………..LOL

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

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Max

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#2 posted 1989 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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Todd Thomas

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#3 posted 1989 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks….It will be a great resource for you and your projects. There are a bunch of great people here willing to help……have fun….Looking forward to your projects and posts….. WARNING: Visiting LumberJocks has proven to be addictive.

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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gjd

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#4 posted 1989 days ago

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! This is a great place to get – or give – advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are a wonderful source of new ideas. I love this site, I hope you will enjoy it too.

Look forward to seeing your posts.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 1988 days ago

Hello Musician,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be both a rewarding and an inspirational part of your woodworking adventure.

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

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Karson

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#6 posted 1988 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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#7 posted 1988 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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woodworm

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#8 posted 1988 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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HallTree

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#9 posted 1988 days ago

Welcome Joe. You have found the right place for woodworking. You might not do a lot of woodworking now, but you will injoy this site.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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musician

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#10 posted 1987 days ago

I appreciat your kind words! For the time being I’ll be a voyuer mostly. If I can find some pieces I made that are still in presentable condition I’ll post them. Before I lost sight in my right eye, I was left-brain dominant. Trying to switch to right-brain is still a problem,i.e. all straight lines tilt downhill slightly. Guess what that does to precision! Thanks again, and believe me I enjoy following your postings.

-- Joe,Texas,www.woodworkerJoe.com

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Grumpy

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#11 posted 1987 days ago

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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ND2ELK

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#12 posted 1981 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
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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KnotWright

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#13 posted 1964 days ago

Howdy Joe, I’ve got kin folks up there in Tyler. Sounds like you’ve enjoyed a lot of different careers so far. Glad to have ya aboard here, I know I sure enjoy this place, lot’s of great information and even Better people to help ya out when you need it.

-- James

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gjd

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#14 posted 1630 days ago

Imagine that! A year has gone by since you became a Lumber Jock. Congratulations on your anniversary! I look forward to more of your posts.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#15 posted 1620 days ago

Hi there,
Congratulations on your first anniversary of being part of the LumberJock community… something to be very proud of…
Wisty

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

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