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Location: Gardnerville, NV

Life is too short to waste time, get out there and live your passions.

I started woodworking in my 2 car garage when I lived in Las Vegas, and I absorbed every bit of woodworking knowledge I could. It all started when I decided to build my own office in our house... only problem was not knowing how to do it. I learned everything I could that would teach me how to build cabinets.

Once I started learning, I wanted more! I kept learning, and thankfully people like David Marks, Marc Spagnuolo, Tommy Mac, Matt Vanderlist, and so many more were out there ready to help me along.

Funny thing is, I never even built that office furniture. We scrapped that idea when my wife and I admitted that we probably weren't going to work in that room. I did, however, construct a built-in window seat/storage/desk in that house. It turned out great, then we moved!

After the crash in 2008, I lost my job as an appraiser and decided to see if I could make a living at woodworking. We eventually moved to Northern Nevada to be closer to family, and I'm still operating a woodworking business.

Now, I work alongside my Dad, a machinist, in his shop. Between the two of us, we pack quite a selection of tools and machines. It allows me to delve into different materials and different skills to do some amazing things.

Now, I am driven by my creativity. It may pay less than my former job, but I love it! So, I plan to keep trying, learning, and now sharing as much as I can.

-- I don't make mistakes, I make design challenges!

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#1 posted 01-24-2008 10:09 AM

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 01-24-2008 11:41 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community

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

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#3 posted 01-24-2008 12:07 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#4 posted 01-24-2008 02:30 PM

Welcome to the wonderful world of LJ’s (Enjoy) Step on in, The water’s fine, fine, fine.
You can ask, show, teach, learn, and Share woodworking experiences.
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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#5 posted 01-25-2008 02:12 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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#6 posted 01-25-2008 02:43 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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#7 posted 01-25-2008 08:50 AM

Hey everyone, I want to thank you all for the gracious welcomes, and I hope that I can help out if anyone needs some help, and on the other hand, I am definitely appreciative of the vast amounts of knowledge floating around within the LJ community. I love the tool review section too, and I can’t wait to dig in and post some reviews in there. Happy woodworking to all!!!

-- I don't make mistakes, I make design challenges!

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#8 posted 01-28-2008 12:37 AM

Hey! Welcome to LJ! It’s a good group of folks!

-- 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 01-29-2008 06:28 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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