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Forum topic by Kjuly posted 05-31-2009 02:27 AM 827 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-31-2009 02:27 AM

Hi All,
I have only been here for a few days and already feel at home due to the warm welcome that I received from several of LJ’s members.
I own a small shop in southern lower Michigan, building everything from curios to kitchens with the main focus on designing and building furniture. I enjoy working with a large variety of hardwoods and exotics and feel very fortunate to have a very large lumber mill close by.( sometimes to close)
I started teaching woodworking classes about 4 years ago. Teaching is rewarding and challenging and I hope to continue to expand the classes that are offered.
This is my favorites time of year because I can work with all the doors and windows open. On the flip side, by mid-winter my 1500 sq ft shop can start to feel like working in a shoe box.
The warm weather makes it hard to concentrate on work and not day dream about all the great fishing and camping that we have here in Michigan.


-- Keith, Charlotte, MI

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#1 posted 05-31-2009 02:34 AM

welcome keith ,
you will love it here ,
lots of new ideas ,
and good people .
love to see your work .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 05-31-2009 02:38 AM

Hey Keith
Good to hear about your work and neighborhood look forward to seeing your projects.Welcome again

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 05-31-2009 02:52 AM

Keith, thanks for the background info. It sounds like you will have quite a bit to contribute to this group. It is wonderful that you enjoy being able to pass along your talents through teaching others about woodworking. I am looking forward to seeing more of your projects posted.

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

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#4 posted 05-31-2009 02:59 AM


-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#5 posted 05-31-2009 03:13 AM

Welcome to ya

-- Life used to be soooo much simpler!!!!

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#6 posted 05-31-2009 05:14 AM

You’re gonna get addicted to this site and there’s no cure. Welcome

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#7 posted 05-31-2009 05:47 AM

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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#8 posted 05-31-2009 06:00 AM

Welcome aboard Keith, wathch 0ut this site is addictive.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#9 posted 05-31-2009 07:53 AM

Welcome to LJ, fair warning, you’ll be on here all the timie ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#10 posted 05-31-2009 12:04 PM

Welcome, they are right, the site is addictive. Just came in from an overlength shift at work and still have to check just to see what everybody is up to and see the wonderful / talented projects being displayed. Can’t get enough of the site. Good to have you aboard.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#11 posted 05-31-2009 01:28 PM

“Welcome to LJ’s”……Enjoy the experience.!!!..........Good to see you like passing on the tricks of the trade with your teaching…...good stuff.

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