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Location: Santee, CA
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I've been a woodworker for fifty years, having been taught a lot of what I know by my father beginning at age ten. The rest I learned by doing, by trial and error and by reading. I have a fully equipped wood shop in my garage. I started a small woodworking business from there when I retired from the Navy as a Senior Chief Petty Officer.

I do mostly small jobs that most shops don't want to be bothered with. For quite a few years I did lots of woodcutting for arts and craft women who didn't have woodworking husbands. That has died off and I do very little craft related jobs. My niche now is furniture repair. I've teamed up with a very busy local furniture repair business. I repair the furniture, they pick it up and do the stain matching and finish work. A perfect arrangement for both of us.

I've also worked as a retail associate for Rockler Woodworking and Hardware in San Diego for the past 20 plus years. There I get to advise other woodworkers and share some of my woodworking knowledge. I also do scroll saw demonstrations at the store.

I'm pretty much totally immersed in woodworking and still love it.

-- sugarpine

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SnowyRiver

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#1 posted 1004 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 1004 days ago

Welcome to the community.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Max

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#3 posted 1003 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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HallTree

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#4 posted 1003 days ago

Welcome. 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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surfin2

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#5 posted 1003 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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mikethetermite

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#6 posted 1003 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.

Looking forward to seeing pictures of your shop and, more of your projects.

Michael A. Ragan US Navy Ret.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#7 posted 1003 days ago

“WELCOME to LJ’s.”

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mcoyfrog

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#8 posted 1003 days ago

Welcome, I’m sure you will love it here

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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Beginningwoodworker

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#9 posted 999 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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