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Location: Clovis Ca.
Website: http://thisoldworkshop.com

I was born in Fresno California 1961I began woodworking at age 7 my grandfather taught me many basics at age 13 I began woodworking in shop class at Fort Miller junior high school I made many projects my shop teachers told me that I was by far more advanced and they were going to let me build projects to my level in school I continued taking shop classes including wood and metal through high school. In 1979 I joined the United States Marine Corps I did several tours of duty including some overseas in the Philippine Islands’ was a jet mechanic in the Marine Corps and enjoyed working with my hands. in the early 90s I was able to afford lots of tools and began my workshop my friend Daniel Carter and I formed this old workshop.com and did several tool reviews over the years since I have a background in mechanics I understand tool quality and with my background in woodworking and metallurgy I was very well-qualified to do these reviews. 15 years ago I became very active in the wood magazine forum and remained active until about two years ago when I had a major health issue and almost died this year feeling a little healthier and having a great desire to return to my wood shop I joined this forum because it is not a magazine forum i am also allowed to say that i am a writer for this old workshop.com

-- when I am not on Lumberjocks I am on @ http://thisoldworkshop.com where we allow free speech

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Splinterman

23058 posts in 1964 days


#1 posted 1081 days ago

“WELCOME to LJ’s.”

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SnowyRiver

51451 posts in 2083 days


#2 posted 1081 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Max

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#3 posted 1080 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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surfin2

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#4 posted 1080 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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BreakingBoardom

615 posts in 1684 days


#5 posted 1070 days ago

Always nice to welcome another Jock in Central CA. Hope you enjoy the site and all the wonderful things going on here.

-- Matt - http://breakingboardom.wordpress.com/

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Eagle1

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#6 posted 1014 days ago

Welcome aboard.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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Lynda

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#7 posted 984 days ago

RE your question about the progress on my shop. You know how life has a habit of interfering with your plans? Remember your before pictures when you were just beginning to set up your shop. Mine is kinda still in that stage. I have been collecting tools and the wiring is in, but there are just too many dominoes that have to fall into place to make some real progress. I had to stop and built new fence on my ranch (very expensive by the way) and I am still having the new living quarters built in the barn. This means all the stuff gets moved from place to place in order to get any work accomplished. So while I might not be at my destination, I am enjoying the journey. And, if I have to drag projects outside to work on them, that works out ok as it seems it never rains in South Texas that much anymore.

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Arlin Eastman

1883 posts in 1164 days


#8 posted 737 days ago

Everyone

Please read this before you have any dealings with Lance TheDude.

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/39995

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/39923

Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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bandit571

6687 posts in 1286 days


#9 posted 736 days ago

Dude, you have had your answer about yousharpening my irons, many times over, DROP THE SUBJECT. Due all the cussing you put out last night, you are now BLOCKED by me. Have a “doped up day”, Sonny-boy.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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bandit571

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#10 posted 732 days ago

Franken plane #5, with a Buck Brothers iron, wood is just old pine…..

Just a parting shot….

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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bandit571

6687 posts in 1286 days


#11 posted 726 days ago

You are no longer blocked by me. Have fun.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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