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Location: Farmington Hills, MI
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I have been woodworking for about two years following severe heart attack at age 40. Grandpa invited me to his shop while off work for six months for recovery and have been hooked ever since. He focuses on scrolling and I share his interest plus a love of Intarsia. Recovering alcoholic for 3+ years and diverted addiction to wood. All of my projects to date have been from patterns designed by others. I love to visit sawmills when traveling to add to my growing "library" collection of exotic woods waiting for their design calling. My focuses are changing toward furniture building after making a couple of adirondack chairs. My wheels have been turning and am looking forward to making a slab table out of a spalted maple slab purchased on my last camping trip to Buchanan, MI. I am a plumber by trade, married for almost 15 years to a wonderful wife who supports me in the shop, father to four daughters and one male choc lab dawg who hangs with me in the shop.

-- steve with Grains Of Passion woodworks

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commented on Judy Gale Roberts racoon pattern 06-12-2009 04:58 PM
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WayneC

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#1 posted 08-31-2007 02:54 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 08-31-2007 03:24 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell, AR--gdamitchell@sbcglobal.net

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Karson

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#3 posted 08-31-2007 04:10 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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Max

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#4 posted 08-31-2007 06:15 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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#5 posted 09-01-2007 04:42 AM

Welcome to the one and the only LumberJocks website. Enjoy your time spent here. Should you have any woodworking questions do not hesitate to ask…Somebody will know the right answer.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#6 posted 09-01-2007 05:44 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks! ;^)

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Dan'um Style

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#7 posted 09-02-2007 06:29 PM

Welcome to lj’s … looking forward to seeing the projects you have been working on !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Steve Renard

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#8 posted 09-08-2007 12:43 AM

hey jocks thanks for the warm welcome, I will be posting some of my work soon,as well as pictures from my shop

-- steve with Grains Of Passion woodworks

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#9 posted 06-11-2009 05:08 PM

Just thought I’d comment on your multiple projects here. Your Intarsia is superb. I especially admire the Lion. Well done, thanks for sharing.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#10 posted 08-29-2009 03:54 AM

Congratulations on your upcoming 2 year anniversary being a Lumber Jock. Thanks for helping to make this a great site!

-- Gary

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Bureaucrat

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#11 posted 08-29-2010 03:11 AM

Well, another year has rolled by. It must have been a really fun year because it seems like yesterday when I congratulated you on being a LJ for 2 years. Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary at Lumber Jocks. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit and happy anniversary!

-- Gary

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#12 posted 08-29-2010 10:52 AM

Wow…three years…cool.

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