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Location: Waco, TX
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I am 66 going on 90. ;) I pastor First Church of God in Waco, Texas. I'm just starting woodworking. I have been battling liver cancer for about two years and I was going down hill physically and emotionally. Then my wife bought me a compound miter saw and said, "Stop talking about woodworking and start doing it!" I have, and what a great blessing it has been. I'm doing so much better, physically, emotionally and to me most importantly, spiritually.

The Old Testament prophet Nehemiah said, "Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Woodworking has been used by God to give me back the joy of life which is my strength! That joy comes from the presence of Jesus with me as I make saw dust and learn new things. He seems to enjoy it since He and His earthly father were both carpenters. I can actually feel Him there with me guiding my hands and NOTHING could bring me more joy.

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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commented on Greene & Greene Inspired Recipe Box of Walnut & Curly Maple 12-28-2014 02:38 PM
added blog entry Woodworking For Therapy #25: Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance 12-28-2014 02:26 PM
commented on First cutting board...baby steps 12-28-2014 02:11 PM
added blog entry Woodworking For Therapy #24: THINGS UNDONE? 11-23-2014 01:01 AM
commented on The hardest project I've ever had to make 11-22-2014 01:49 PM
commented on Cutting Board for Cancer 11-03-2014 01:07 PM
commented on Woodworking For Therapy #23: Woodworkers Fighting Cancer - Yes, You Can Help! 11-01-2014 01:13 AM
added blog entry Woodworking For Therapy #23: Woodworkers Fighting Cancer - Yes, You Can Help! 10-31-2014 02:27 PM
started topic WOODWORKERS FIGHTING CANCER - YOU CAN HELP! 10-25-2014 01:46 PM
commented on My first cutting board! 10-23-2014 11:06 AM
replied on GLUE UP OF NON 90 DEGREE CUTS? 10-18-2014 07:05 PM
added blog entry Woodworking For Therapy #22: Life Is Full Of Storms and Sawdust! 10-13-2014 11:18 PM
commented on My first project.... Yes it is another cutting board 10-13-2014 08:44 PM
commented on End grain cutting board 10-13-2014 03:51 PM
commented on Beetle Kill Pine Desktop with pipe legs 10-06-2014 02:21 PM

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a1Jim

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#1 posted 12-08-2013 02:57 PM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy !
Because I often get asked questions by new members I’ve included the answers to the most( FAQ) along with my welcoming message to LJs.
You should know that posting questions or projects here (your profile page) will not get you very many responses’ just because it’s your profile page not part of a main forum. To post in a main forum read below.
Want to know how to post something?
See the drop-down box underneath my Lumberjocks in the upper right hand corner. Click on the arrow and select which type of posting you want to make (Project, Blog entry, Forum topic). This will take you to the appropriate page and you just fill in the form.
Sending Private messages(PMs) to other members
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Need help with posting or other questions ?
Contact:
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Just for the record even though I have a large number of post I’m not involved with LJs management ,I’m just another member.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Steve Kreins

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#2 posted 12-08-2013 03:06 PM

Thanks Jim. Looking forward to learning a new hobby and staying busy.
Blessings,
Steve

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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scrollsaw

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#3 posted 12-09-2013 03:17 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- Todd

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Steve Kreins

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#4 posted 12-13-2013 03:08 PM

QUESTION? Anyone know where I can get some rubber matting to put in front of my workbench? My ankles are killing me from the past two days of standing on concrete! Something a couple of inches thick and semi hard but with some rebound to it.

I need one about 24”x50” and another to carry into the patio for jobs like the door I’m working on here with my daughter. The open door behind us is going to be my new shop.

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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Steve Kreins

354 posts in 385 days


#5 posted 12-13-2013 08:26 PM

I found the mat I wanted at Tractor Supply. If it’s good enough for my horse, it’s good enough for me.

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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AntarcticTraveler

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#6 posted 12-31-2013 08:01 PM

Take care my new buddy, have a great New Year’s celebration. 2014 will be a better for you.

-- antarctic_traveler@gwy.org

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49er

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#7 posted 03-05-2014 03:15 PM

I hope you whip the cancer so you can enjoy your new hobby.

-- Correlation is not causation but I did loose my Doctor !!!

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Roger

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#8 posted 08-24-2014 05:58 PM

You have some mighty fine projects there Steve. I look forward to more of them. Work/Play safe. Keep makin dust. I do wish you the best.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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