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Location: burgaw nc

My name Skip, I'm in North Carolina now I am from Waterville Maine born and raised, I enjoyed the outdoors my family and friends I have been a carpenter for 40 years, enjoy working with wood and was always good with my hands, i moved to North Carolina, a few years ago to support my daughter because our grandson had brain cancer.he passed away a couple years ago, Jake will always be in my heart,i work in the nuclear power industry, for granite at GE, I have been doing wood carving for a long time, I handcarved and power carve whatever it takes to get the look I want everything I carve is free hand, because I'm not very good at following instructions, I take a piece of wood and go with it, the best part is you never know what you're going to end up with.

-- skip I'm a maine maniac

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#1 posted 1185 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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#2 posted 1185 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#3 posted 1185 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 1185 days ago

Welcome Skip. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and don’t forget to use pushsticks.

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

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#5 posted 1185 days ago

“WELCOME to LJ’s.”

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#6 posted 1184 days ago

Thanks everyone for the great welcome this is a great site, nice to find all you craftsmen out there,

-- skip I'm a maine maniac

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#7 posted 1184 days ago

I dunno this looks a little “fishey” to me! Welcome to lumberjocks


-- "I gotta have more cowbell"--------Bruce Dickinson

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#8 posted 1184 days ago

Thanks Robert, fishy!!

-- skip I'm a maine maniac

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#9 posted 1183 days ago

Welcome skip

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you

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#10 posted 1153 days ago

A belated “WELCOME” to you!

I like all of your fish carvings, especially the ones with the clear finish.

There’s nothing nicer than the beauty of natures creations.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

#11 posted 1137 days ago

You have quite a unique photo gallery now skips well done to you, this is certianly worth viewing put a link to your gallery on andys woodwork and carpentry (Face book) my father is a nautical man and loves fishing he to thinks you have a unique talent

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#12 posted 1128 days ago

Welcome to the site Skip. Your talents and experience will be a big asset to up all. I am impressed by your story. I ask an indian friend about how to carve and he said something like you describe. Pick up the wood, get to know it and it will tell you what it wants to be. Apparently my hearing is impaired.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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