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Location: Tyler, Tx

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,

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#1 posted 03-20-2009 01:57 AM

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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#2 posted 03-20-2009 02:23 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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#3 posted 03-20-2009 02:25 AM

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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#4 posted 03-20-2009 02:42 AM

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.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 03-20-2009 04:02 AM

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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#6 posted 03-20-2009 05:22 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 †

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#7 posted 03-20-2009 11:50 AM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#8 posted 03-20-2009 04:47 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#9 posted 03-20-2009 11:06 PM

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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#10 posted 03-21-2009 05:09 AM

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,

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#11 posted 03-22-2009 12:47 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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#12 posted 03-28-2009 01:11 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

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#13 posted 04-13-2009 05:16 AM

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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#14 posted 03-13-2010 03:59 AM

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.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#15 posted 03-23-2010 07:11 AM

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

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

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