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Location: Clovis Ca.

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 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

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#1 posted 08-14-2011 09:52 AM

“WELCOME to LJ’s.”

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#2 posted 08-14-2011 03:49 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 08-14-2011 08:13 PM

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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#4 posted 08-15-2011 12:19 AM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#5 posted 08-24-2011 05:37 PM

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

-- Matt -

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#6 posted 10-20-2011 08:14 AM

Welcome aboard.

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

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#7 posted 11-19-2011 03:12 PM

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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#8 posted 07-23-2012 05:01 AM


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


-- Please help me help other Vets click..> is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#9 posted 07-24-2012 03:50 PM

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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#10 posted 07-28-2012 06:02 AM

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

Just a parting shot….

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#11 posted 08-02-2012 07:42 PM

You are no longer blocked by me. Have fun.

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

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#12 posted 01-16-2016 06:22 AM

I live in Madera.

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