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Location: Silver Spring, Maryland

I am an electrical engineer who was fortunate enough to become a corporate vice president of two major high tech defense firms after serving in the US Navy during the Korean War. My interest in woodworking was realized after retirement by the construction of a shop in limited space (approx 200 sq ft) in the basement of my home. The shop contains the full list of high end power tools ( no lathe), a break down HVLP paint setup and shop furniture including my bench all of wihich is home made. . I use shelving in the utility area next to the shop to store numerous small and mid size tools such as my leigh D4 router jig. Every thing in the shop is on a mobile base of some sort.
It is somewhat gymnastic, but I have been able to build llarge case pieces in this setup.

All of this started in January 1990 when I retired. By now I presume you have guessed that I am 80 years old. The only thing interfering with my shop time is the love of my family and Golf where I can still shoot my age!!!!
chas f

-- Chas F

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#1 posted 11-25-2008 05:26 AM

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#2 posted 11-25-2008 05:31 AM

Hello Poppychuck,

Welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be an exciting and rewarding part of your woodworking experience.

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

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#3 posted 11-25-2008 05:48 AM

Hay Welcome LJs

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#4 posted 11-25-2008 07:03 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 11-25-2008 11:44 AM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#6 posted 11-25-2008 12:35 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

Take care and work safely.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 11-25-2008 09:43 PM

Welcome to the shop. I look forward to seeing your projects and I hope you enjoy the site. There is alot of good information available from both professionals and amateurs who are willing to share their craft. God Bless!

-- Rusty

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#8 posted 11-26-2008 07:01 AM

Welcome. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects, shop, and comments. Work safe in the shop and use pushsticks

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

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#9 posted 12-02-2008 03:03 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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#10 posted 12-26-2008 12:46 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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#11 posted 11-21-2009 04:22 AM

Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary as a Lumber Jock! I look forward to more of your posts.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#12 posted 11-22-2009 03:14 AM

Congratulations on your Anniversary. Hope you have many more on LumberJocks. We appreciate your posts and projects.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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