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138 posts in 2213 days

Location: Pittsburgh (area), Pennsylvania

Hello All,
I've been tinkering with woodworking since high scool. Loved wood shop and just love the fresh smell of sawn wood. Have been creating a lot of my own pieces. Friends tell me that they are quit good. Myself I haven't created the piece yet that I'm head over heels with. So I'll continue to think and create.
I remember when I was about 6 or 7, I was visiting my Uncle Earl and he was making a Violin. I watched him use his planes and scrapers, take a piece of wood from being nothing and creating a beautiful sounding instrument. I believe at that very young age, watching him is what inspired me into loving the beauty of wood. Not just to look at its raw self, but what it may become.
Retired now, and am able to spend a little more time devoted to my woodworking. I could remain permanently employed if I could fulfill all the request's of my children and grandchildren. Five children and eighteen Grandchildren. Keep telling them I'm running out of toe's only room for two more, then I stop counting. Don't think they want to hear that though. House is always Full during the Holidays.
I believe Everyone of Us that enjoy woodworking is inspired by the simple fact of Creating something of Beauty out of almost nothing.
Workers of Wood

-- Your Brother in WoodWorking John, Pittsburgh , PA.

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#1 posted 2213 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks! Enjoy yourself.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 2213 days ago

Hello Pappyjohn,

Let me welcome you to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be an interesting and exciting part of your woodworking adventure.

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

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#3 posted 2213 days ago

Welcome John! You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Have fun and work safe.

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

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#4 posted 2213 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 2213 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#6 posted 2212 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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#7 posted 2212 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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138 posts in 2213 days

#8 posted 2211 days ago

Hello All, would like to thank each and everyone (Gary, Scott, HallT, CajunPen, rikkor, Max, and Grumpy) and all that I may have missed, for giving me a very nice welcome into the LumberJocks. Still in the process of getting my feet wet, trying to figure out the site. Look forward to, reading about you all and viewing all the Fantastic wood creations, from all members of this site. Once again a big THANKS…...John

-- Your Brother in WoodWorking John, Pittsburgh , PA.

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#9 posted 2210 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks. The projects are an inspiration, the information is priceless and the people are supportive. The only problem is, the sight can get addictive.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 2209 days ago

Glad to have you as a Buddy, I have added you to my buddy list likewise.

Thank you for your comment, the drawing was done on AUTOCAD. And I just got back from the shop and while I was there I took some pics of the Zippies so you will be able to see just what I am talking about.


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#11 posted 2209 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 1853 days ago

Congratulations! This coming week you will have been a Lumber Jock for 1 year! Thanks for your participation.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#13 posted 1482 days ago

Hi there,
Congratulations on your second anniversary of being part of the LumberJock community… something to be very proud of…
I look forward to the day when I reach that milestone…

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

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