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Location: Lakeland, Fl
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Briefly, I am a retired woodworker who is now having a different kind of fun by doing some of the projects I didn't take the time to do when I was making a living at it.

Have built a small cottage in the back yard to tinker in and have an old (1920's) garage on on a lot downtown where I work on my boats and other interests.

-- Tom Landon, Lakeland, Fl. When you're through learning, you're through.

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commented on Scales of justice 858 days ago
commented on China Cabinet 1584 days ago
commented on PROJECT BENCH 1985 days ago
added project China Cabinet 1986 days ago
added project Dining Room Server 1986 days ago
added project The Number Frame 1987 days ago
commented on OHMYGOSH! Did I make this mess???(and some tips) 1988 days ago
commented on Computer desk repair 1988 days ago
added project Magic Square Puzzle 1988 days ago
replied on Music in the shop 1989 days ago
commented on Extreme Birdhouse # 47 1992 days ago
replied on staining to differnt woods on the same project the same color 1992 days ago
replied on What is a U.S.Veteran ? 1992 days ago
replied on Celebrities: Can I have your Autograph? 1994 days ago
added project Boat Signboards 1994 days ago

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 2348 days ago

Welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be a rewarding and exciting part of your woodworking adventure.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 2348 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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Max

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#3 posted 2348 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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GaryK

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#4 posted 2348 days ago

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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gene

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#5 posted 2348 days ago

Welcome to the wonderful world of LJ’s (Enjoy) Come on in, The water’s fine, fine, fine. Happy, that you have chosen to join the family.
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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cajunpen

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#6 posted 2348 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Karson

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#7 posted 2344 days ago

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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#8 posted 2344 days ago

welcome to the community !

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#9 posted 2342 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks Thom. This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 2339 days ago

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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Jon3

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#11 posted 2337 days ago

Thats so pretty I’d be afraid to put tools in it. Can’t wait to see more!

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ND2ELK

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#12 posted 2258 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks. The projects are an inspiration, the information is priceless and the people are supportive. The only problem is, the site can get addictive.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#13 posted 2258 days ago

If you like working with wood, you’re in the right place. Welcome.

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#14 posted 2258 days ago

Welcome to LJs!! Glad you have joined us!!

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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Rogue

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#15 posted 1995 days ago

Tom thanks for the lengthy response. I really enjoyed it. One man’s trash is another’s treasure. We own a portable sawmill and do our own cutting, however our pine logs are left set to achive the begining to that rotting stage. In the back woods of eastern oregon here that is a sought after look. People go nuts for it here. You are right about the marr-ability of the wood and thats just one of the trade off that you face with any wood/work dinamics. A perfect surface isn’t really what you go for with this rustic look either. In my business I have found that good construction, a nice design and a smooth finish is what people are looking for more than a 100% scratch free finish. Time is money and with the mark up I can put on this blue stain pine to the right people I can afford to sand a little more.

-- Rogue

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