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03-18-2008 05:09 AM

I wanted to take a moment and introduce myself and say thanks for all the kind words of welcome so far.

My name is Brian and I reside in Lebanon, PA. I retired from the US Navy after 20 years of service in Dec. 2003. Since then I worked for the American Red Cross as an Emergency Services Director (responded to disasters both locally and nationally), but now I am an Office Manager with a book distribution center that serves several Universities and publishers through out the country.

My hobbies include fishing, hunting, golf, and of course WOOD. I have been working with wood for many years, and I am glad I stumbled onto this site. In addition to wood working, I also enjoy old woodworking machines, The newest tool I own is an eight year old Craftsman drill press (and that is only until I cna find an older model for the right price). Everything else is at least 25 years old. I live by the therory that just because it is old doesn’t mean it is useless.

As I mentioned, I recently joined LJ and have received several welcome messeges and I wanted to say thanks for all the kind words. I am looking forward to all the help and advice that reside here.

Thanks again!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#1 posted 03-18-2008 05:49 AM

Welcome Brian. You and your projects are a welcomed part of this little family we have going on here. We look forward to seeing you more.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#2 posted 03-18-2008 07:04 AM

Interesting. We have a member from Labanon, NY.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 03-18-2008 07:14 AM

Welcome aboard Brian. These are great folks with LOTS of knowledge and readily share their woodworking wisdom. I retired in ‘85 after 22 years USN.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#4 posted 03-18-2008 10:28 AM


You have chosen an interesting path to tool ownership. Most of us are going in the opposite direction. It is nice to see someone who decides to blaze their own trail.

Welcome aboard (again).

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

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#5 posted 03-18-2008 12:27 PM

Hi Brian

It’s great that you enjoy restoring and using the old wood working machines. They don’t make them today like they used to.


-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 03-18-2008 04:24 PM

Welcome partner! This is a great place to hang out.

-- DaveH - Boise, Idaho - “How hard can it be? It's only wood!”

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#7 posted 03-18-2008 06:05 PM

Glad to have you here mate. Thank you for your service.

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#8 posted 03-18-2008 06:13 PM

Welcome, Brian. I think you will enjoy your time here.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#9 posted 03-18-2008 07:03 PM

Welcome aboard, Brian. I found my way here after 22 years service as an AD (pronounced- nose picker).
This is the best place and friendliest folks on the web.

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#10 posted 03-18-2008 07:22 PM

Happy to have you aboard Chief Brian. I really like the statement that you made (above) I live by the theory that just because it is old doesn’t mean it is useless. Having turned 60 this year it really makes me appreciate sentiments like that :-))

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

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#11 posted 03-19-2008 05:52 AM

Welcome Brian, If it were not for old tools I wound not have many. Welcome aboard. A fine crew reside with wonderful information here. I am sure you will enjoy your time here. PEACE!!!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#12 posted 03-19-2008 06:38 AM

welcome brian, its hard to respect new tools if you dont respect where they came from.

-- eric post, tallahassee FL

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#13 posted 03-19-2008 07:33 PM


I am a LJ site “newbie” like you and you are right I got a bigger welocme comming here than my last family reunion (maybe that should tell me something), the folks here are MORE then helpful and the atmosphere here is the best I have ever found on any forum site. Thumb through the projects area and you will feel greener than fresh cut pine as there are true craftsman in these walls! I stated in my “intro” I would be in the back grounds lurking and looking but have found myself hooked on jumping right in with the “old timers” of the site.

Welcome aboard and look forward to swaping know-how with ya!


-- It seem's I just make scrap wood and saw dust most of the time !

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#14 posted 03-20-2008 01:28 AM

Welcome to LJ’s

-- Pretzel L8agn

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#15 posted 03-20-2008 01:37 AM

Welcome. Be sure to post some pics of the “old” equipment. Go check out the reviews . . . an LJ did a review on an old Shopsmith. You should like it.

-- BLOG -

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