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Location: Livingston Tn
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I am 56 and have been wood working for over 30 years (part time). I am now retired due to some health problems. My goal is to become a better wood worker, I like making almost anything out of wood, but lately rocking chairs have become an obsession,Getting older I guess, Never was able to make much money at wood working as i have a large family with sticky fingers, but some times there smiles are enough.
If I can ever help anyone don't hesitate to ask, I will be asking all of you alot i am sure.

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Max

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#1 posted 1680 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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gjd

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#2 posted 1680 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 projects and posts.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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okwoodshop

432 posts in 1680 days


#3 posted 1680 days ago

thanks , I found this site while looking for info on building a maloof style rocker. i have made several rockers but really like the maloof type joints. Only they turned out to be harder to figure out than i thought. the pictures of the hal taylor build along done by nyrockers was really helpful. Also Laron Algren of ohio who builds rockers to sell has been helping me. I think i have them cornered now, a little more practice and i will try a chair .

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 1680 days ago

Welcome to LJs a place were there are great people,super projects and outstanding woodworkers.Enjoy

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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cajunpen

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#5 posted 1680 days ago

Welcome to the LJ Community.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Splinterman

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#6 posted 1680 days ago

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

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Scott Bryan

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#7 posted 1680 days ago

Hello Okwoodshop,

Let me welcome 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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Innovator

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#8 posted 1680 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. It is a GREAT place to get ideas for your projects and help when you get stuck. There is a ton of information to help you along the way.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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cabinetmaster

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#9 posted 1680 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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SnowyRiver

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#10 posted 1679 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Karson

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#11 posted 1679 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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ND2ELK

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#12 posted 1676 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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netized

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#13 posted 1563 days ago

Thanks for the kind words! I went old school with the stretcher on my coffee table- gouges and chisels.
Your rockers are marvelous! I hope to have my chair-making to that level one day!

-- Jeff, Santa Fe

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gjd

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#14 posted 1320 days ago

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

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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okwoodshop

432 posts in 1680 days


#15 posted 1320 days ago

Wow Gary, I hadn’t realized how time has flown by. I am grateful to all the friends and good advice I have recieved from them. Looking forward to many more years.

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