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Location: Olivehurst , CA

I have been dabbling with woodworking for 35+ years but I really decided to concentrate on woodworking as a serious hobby about 12 years ago. About tseven years ago I started to learning about hand tools. The local junior college has several courses that teach the use power tools and basic cabinetry. I have taken classes on sharpening and hand cutting dovetail joints. I am assembling a nice set of power and hand tools. When I get a shop and get it organized, I will show you around.

In April of 2015 my wife of 14 years decided to divorce me. This required me to sell the home with the two car garage that housed my shop. I really miss that shop.

I have been very very fortunate to find a lady who is as dedicated to me having a shop as I am to her having a house. Laura is an incredible lady and she consented to be my wife. So very soon, I'll be back in the shop.

The time has come. I have begun converting the 2 car side of my 3car garage into a wood shop. Praise God! Thank you Laura!!

I am an apprentice with Sierra Nevada Fine Furniture Makers guild. This is an amazingly talented group of guys that are helping me learn to be a serious woodworker. They are being very patient while I get my life back together.

Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#1 posted 11-28-2007 07:40 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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#2 posted 11-29-2007 02:29 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! We’re glad your here.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#3 posted 11-29-2007 04:30 AM

Wahoo! Welcome to LJ! You just joined the best woodworking club around!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#4 posted 11-29-2007 04:45 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell,

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#5 posted 11-29-2007 04:46 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. Appomattox Virginia †

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#6 posted 11-29-2007 07:18 PM

Welcome to LJ’s (Enjoy)
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#7 posted 11-30-2007 09:39 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks – enjoy the community.

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

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#8 posted 11-30-2007 05:59 PM

Hey! Welcome to Lumberjocks! I hope you enjoy the site as much as I do!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#9 posted 06-28-2008 07:00 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

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#10 posted 09-15-2009 01:43 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks.Great place hope you enjoy yourself!

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#11 posted 11-21-2009 04:09 AM

Congratulations on your upcoming 2 year anniversary being a Lumber Jock. Thanks for your posts and participation.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#12 posted 11-22-2009 03:22 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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#13 posted 04-18-2010 05:44 PM

Well, I finally joined – good to see you here. See you at the hand tools group.


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#14 posted 11-27-2010 06:01 AM

hey Rob:
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!
FYI: WI new gov wants to give us 26 furlough days, up from 8 per year. Oh boy!
Take care.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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Rob Drown

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#15 posted 01-17-2011 10:41 PM

This past year has been excellent for me. Got my heart valve fixed, went to Roy Underhills school, had a wonderful 60th Birthday party and my lovely wife still has more woodworking projects for me to do.

On Furloughs, We get thirty six and they pinched two holidays. I wonder why I don’t trust the government

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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