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Location: 55 W 1st St S Fulton NY 13069
Website: Hired new webmaster now site is a mess, will let you know when it has been corrected

Hey to all the fellow LJers,
I am from NW PA only moved to Fulton NY mid 2012. I have been a woodworker all my life.
I started at home with my dads tools. Had my first machine accident when I was about 13
when I had a kickback with a Radial arm saw messed up the ends of first 3 fingers on left hand. Over the years I did other carpentry work to pay the bills. I have been in business for my self since 1977. My back started giving me trouble back in 1983, I have had 7 major
back surgeries since that time. about 10 years ago I had a 3 level spinal fusion that failed and have been in extreme pain since that time. I was bed ridden for the next 2 years,
after year 1 I had the surgery redone and it worked, bad news was it did not help the pain.
After another year my pain Dr. and I decided to do an implanted morphine pump.
Praise God it gave me back some of my life. Since that time I can spend a few hours each day in my shop, and it keeps me from going completely looney. This past summer the implant malfunctioned and I had to go through withdrawal while the pain increased each day.
Because I was now living in new location it took 3 months to get the pump replaced. It was not fun but by the grace of God I am still here. Because my time in the shop is limited due to pain I try to use my time wisely. My Dr once told me to use my time like a credit card,
if you overuse it you still have to pay the bill.
I really enjoy my time in the shop, and often have a bigger bill to pay than I would like.

My wife Cindy and I bought this property for a number of reasons, 1st she is form Canada and I am from PA. This puts us close to centered between our children.
2ndly it was the only property we could find to fill our needs. 1st space for a home, 2nd space for a shop, and 3rd a space for a Bakery for her. Fortunately we also have room
for 3 apartments that when completed will make us a little less short on cash each month.

-- Todd Swartwood (Todd Swart-Woodworks)

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surfin2

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#1 posted 09-05-2013 01:13 AM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 09-05-2013 02:13 AM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy !
Because I often get asked questions by new members I’ve included the answers to the most( FAQ) along with my welcoming message to LJs.
You should know that posting questions or projects here (your profile page) will not get you very many responses’ just because it’s your profile page not part of a main forum. To post in a main forum read below.
Want to know how to post something?
See the drop-down box underneath my Lumberjocks in the upper right hand corner. Click on the arrow and select which type of posting you want to make (Project, Blog entry, Forum topic). This will take you to the appropriate page and you just fill in the form.
Sending Private messages(PMs) to other members
Click on the word” home” next to the profile picture of the member you want to contact ,then click on “send message”
http://lumberjocks.com/help/getting-started
Need help with posting or other questions ?
Contact:
Martin SojKa ( LJs founder)
http://lumberjocks.com/msojka
Ms DebbieP AKA Debbie Pribele (Ljs community manager)http://lumberjocks.com/MsDebbieP
Just for the record even though I have a large number of post I’m not involved with LJs management ,I’m just another member.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 09-07-2013 06:47 PM

welcome to lumberjocks!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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MarkTheFiddler

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#4 posted 01-12-2015 03:10 PM

Todd,

I’m real happy you are lumberjock. It’s people like you who make this site a real treasure. Not only only do we get to learn from your masterful knowledge and builds, we have a very fine person among us. Thank you for the glimpse into your heart.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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