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Location: janesville, ca

I am an elementary school teacher. I just moved to 2nd grade after 16 years in middle school. I have been working with wood for 30 years. I have worked in home construction and remodeling. I mostly do projects for my own home. In the past 3 years, I have returned to turning and like to use exotic wood to turn plates and bowls. I have begun to sell at craft shows in our local area. When I retire in 4 years, I plan to be found in my shop most of the time. I now put in about 20 hours a week there. I still love teaching, but woodworking gives me a different sense of accomplishment. I have been happily sucked into the world of box making. And I thought Turning was addictive. The great examples on LumberJocks keep me inspired.
A little update, 1/13/13 Put my lathe in storage and am now working on somewhere around my 500th box, plus about that many cutting boards. Graduated to ART shows and Galleries. I love going on wood buying trips or looking on the internet. One year to retire, but still enjoying the job.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#1 posted 11-25-2009 08:24 AM

Welcome to LJs a place were there are great people,super projects and outstanding woodworkers.Enjoy

-- Custom furniture

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Bob Kollman

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#2 posted 11-25-2009 09:48 AM

Welcome to LJ’s, look forward to seeing some of your turnings!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 11-25-2009 01:30 PM

Hello Robert,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be an interesting, as well as exciting, experience. Have fun and enjoy.

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

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#4 posted 11-25-2009 04:07 PM

Welcome aboard. Nice to have you join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#5 posted 11-25-2009 07:55 PM

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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#6 posted 11-25-2009 10:54 PM

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help you with your woodworking endeavors. Feel free to ask for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………LOL

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

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#7 posted 11-26-2009 10:07 AM

WELCOME to LJ’s ….the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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#8 posted 12-03-2009 06:56 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 †

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#9 posted 12-03-2009 08:20 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks!


-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.

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#10 posted 06-29-2010 02:57 PM

Great projects you have posted. Getting close to retiring and having something to look Fwd to is great! Enjoy!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 11-20-2010 01:18 AM

Imagine that! A year has almost gone by since you became a Lumber Jock. Congratulations on your anniversary! I look forward to your posts.

-- Gary

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#12 posted 11-20-2010 09:24 AM

One year…cool.

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#13 posted 06-06-2012 12:38 PM

Kudos for teaching our kids. Takes a lotta patience. You’ve got a lotta gr8 lookin projects. Look forward to seeing more. Work/Play safe. Keep making those fantastic boxes

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#14 posted 11-19-2012 12:49 AM

Hey—-great work! I have been teaching high school for 14 years but I am on a leave of absence this year to help take care of my mom…and after that I am not sure what my future will be…thanks for adding me as a buddy and look forward to seeing more of your work!


Ps—-I am actually now in Irvine…the move down to So-Cal has been a jolt…but we may end up back in Napa when this year is over…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#15 posted 06-03-2013 04:53 PM

Another beautiful box to add to your already impressive past projects. That wood is amazing.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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