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Location: Provo, Utah

Time for an update. I no longer work in software development. Circumstances have given me a lot more time in the shop which has been great. I still do all my work out of a 1 car garage so I've had to get very creative in the way I set things up and store my tools. I measured my shop, 234.75 square feet including lumber storage. I've surprised myself with the size of some of the projects I've been able to complete even in that limited space.

I hate using pre-surfaced wood like you get at Home Depot. I love using the planer and jointer. I'm also fast becoming a fan of cabinetmaker's rasps.

I got my start with picture frames but now I mostly dabble in furniture and whatever else people are willing to pay me to make.

Can't beat the smell of sawdust in the morning...afternoon...whenever

-- Sawdust is life

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#1 posted 01-16-2008 11:43 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks! Enjoy yourself.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 01-17-2008 12:42 AM

Welcome to the wonderful world of LJ’s (Enjoy) Step on in, The water’s fine, fine, fine.
Ask, Show, Teach, Learn
There’s something here for anyone that likes working with wood.
Plus new friends
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#3 posted 01-17-2008 12:48 AM

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

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

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#4 posted 01-17-2008 12:53 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 01-17-2008 01:33 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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#6 posted 01-17-2008 07:40 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

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

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#7 posted 01-17-2008 11:37 AM

Welcome aboard. You will like it here.

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#8 posted 01-17-2008 10:45 PM

Welcome to the forum! We’ll look forward to seeing some of your projects.

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

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#9 posted 01-20-2008 07:13 PM

Hey! Welcome to LJ!

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

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#10 posted 01-29-2008 07:03 PM

We would like to welcome you to the one and only LumberJocks. If you should need any woodworking question answered, don’t hesitate to ask. Somebody’s gonna have a good answer for you.

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

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#11 posted 04-13-2008 10:16 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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#12 posted 06-15-2008 10:09 PM

Welcome to LJ – If you have got limited space, and I think you have a planer/thicknesser, I would fore-go the joiner and spend your money on some reasonable hand planes (# 7 (Low Angle), 4, Block (LA) with different blades) – using them will teach you more about wood, than a machine ever can, they will undertake jobs your joiner (machine) cannot do. and they should last you a life time and they take up no space – and will definitely compliment that new work bench you are thinking about building.

Whatever you decide – good luck and more importantly enjoy your time woodworking – Tony

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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#13 posted 01-10-2010 08:28 PM

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

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#14 posted 01-11-2010 01:53 PM

Congratulations on your Anniversay. We look forward to your continued posts and projects.

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

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