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Location: Hollonville, Georgia
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Born and raised in Fairview, PA until the age of 12 when my parents moved all of us to Florida. Joined the USAF in '59 for a 4 year stint. Worked in construction for many years; worked in the land surveying business for a couple of years and this migrated into the area of photogrammetry where I drew topographic maps for the last 40 years. I went out on my own about 10 years ago and started a one-man business in photogrammetry that I've run from my house. Made a fairly decent living doing that until late 2007 when the housing market went belly-up thanks to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and corrupt politicians and presidents.
I don't see the construction industry getting back on its feet for another 4-5 years, if then, so I decided to get into wood working to fill in the gaps between the occasional mapping jobs that I do still get. I have a small trailer (8' x 28') with a room (12' x 28') built on the side of it behind the house and it seemed to be a good place for a small, compact work shop.
I don't have any real experience with wood working other than working as a carpenter building houses years ago although I have always had a desire to do this and have my own shop. I'm a quick learner, I take all advice that has merit with a good spirit and I look forward to learning everything that I can from all of you at lumberjocks.

-- When I works, I works hard. When I sits, I sits loose. And when I thinks I falls asleep.--

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SnowyRiver

51451 posts in 2107 days


#1 posted 1466 days ago

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Max

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#2 posted 1466 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

18326 posts in 2279 days


#3 posted 1466 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 look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

Please enjoy your membership.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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ND2ELK

13495 posts in 2401 days


#4 posted 1466 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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a1Jim

112011 posts in 2204 days


#5 posted 1466 days ago

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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HallTree

5661 posts in 2394 days


#6 posted 1465 days ago

Porter Cable PCK270TS saw

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

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brunob

2275 posts in 2796 days


#7 posted 1465 days ago

If you like working with wood, you’re in the right place. Welcome!

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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DAWG

2850 posts in 1764 days


#8 posted 1463 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks I hope you enjoy this site as much as I do, I’m sure you will.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

11908 posts in 1784 days


#9 posted 1454 days ago

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself almost a year ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…

Wisty

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

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sillac

644 posts in 1391 days


#10 posted 966 days ago

Hi there, I see your shop is in an old mobile home. I build mine on a mobile home frame, lost my job and was lucky enough to find another job were I could take the shop to. Still setting it up.

Your boxes are looking great. How are you doing selling them? What kind of prices are you asking and where do you sell them at?

Thanks, Steve

-- Steve in Oregon,

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