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Location: StLouis MO

Shop teacher, 12 years. Taught general shop to woods to vocational construction education, currently teaching woods at high school level.

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#1 posted 03-25-2008 06:52 AM

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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#2 posted 03-25-2008 09:30 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. 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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#3 posted 03-25-2008 10:28 AM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#4 posted 03-25-2008 11:29 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 03-25-2008 12:20 PM

Hello Tooldad

Let me welcome you to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be an exciting and rewarding part of your woodworking adventure.

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

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#6 posted 03-25-2008 05:20 PM

Welcome! With 10+ years teaching woodworking I hope you can show us a tip or two. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Have fun and work safe.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#7 posted 03-25-2008 06:59 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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#8 posted 03-26-2008 04:48 AM

A couple of years ago I was in the same boat. I was outdoing my delta contractor saw and needed something bigger. Obviously I wanted a powermatic or delta uni saw. Kept seeing unisaw’s for about a grand used and powermatics a little more. I told my self for a grand, I will get a grizzly. I have their jointer and for 5 years at the time no problems. My wife is understanding of my hobby/career and realizes an investment has to be made sometimes. However she wants research to back up my purchase decision. I kept shopping around and long behold, Amazon has the industrial delta cabinet saw for $1100 with a 50” beismeyer. Didn’t have to think twice. Better to ask for forgiveness than for permission. Love the saw now for 2 years. Only 2 minor issues, the slanted floor in the bottom of the cabinet isn’t steep enough, I always end up having to clean out the saw even with dust collection. 2nd, what happened to the 2 wrench blade changing setup like the contractor saws have? It is a pain when I am trying to change from a standard blade to a dado and the standard blade is sharp enough to cut the block I am using to lock the blade. Go figure. You won’t regret the unisaw. I don’t have any experience with steel city.

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#9 posted 03-26-2008 04:52 AM

that last comment was supposed to be on another blog. I signed in and assumed it would take me back to the same blog

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#10 posted 03-31-2008 04:07 AM

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 soon moving to Virginia †

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#11 posted 04-08-2008 05:31 PM

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

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Paul D

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#12 posted 04-08-2008 10:08 PM

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

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#13 posted 04-09-2008 12:09 PM

I admire your work and your occupation of working with the young people. I have the first three things that I made in highschool, actually four. A cow kicked a milk stool into about four different zip codes and that was before they designated zip codes. Again beautiful piece of work.


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#14 posted 04-10-2008 06:47 AM

welcome to LJ’s…I am a high school teacher as well in Napa, CA…but shop is just a hobby…I teach US History and Psychology…

This really is a great site and a great group of people…so enjoy…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#15 posted 04-13-2008 05:59 PM

Hi Tooldad,

I welcome you to LUMBERJOCKS! & thank you for your response on Jared’s projects.

It’s nice to see another teacher taking interest in teaching kids some serious woodworking.

This is also my first time at trying out Martin’s Widgets! COOL!

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-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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