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Location: Ontario Canada

I am really a novice to woodworking, although I have been at it all my life. I got started, like a lot of you as a child. I followed my Dad around his shop and was aloud to make toothpicks out of some of his stock.

Later in life, I got very involved with model airplanes. I have always had a love for aviation. I was a private pilot before marriage and kids took the flying funding away. Building giant scale radio control airplanes was a great and rewarding hobby. It also taught me a lot about joining wood.

Now I am retired. My dad passed from this world a few years ago and I inherited his power tools. With a new wealth of machines to try out, I found myself building toys. I just love my new found hobby. Although I will build many other projects (my wife has a long list)... It's the toys that I love the most.

I am the ToyGuy, if anyone might be interested in this aspect of woodworking, just drop me a line. I love to talk toys.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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1353 posts in 2336 days

#1 posted 2336 days ago

Hey there everyone. New to lumberJocks. Looks like a place I could get to enjoy!

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#2 posted 2336 days ago

Glad to see that you have made Lumberjocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome…

You have some great looking wooden toys on your web site. Great craftmanship.. You need to post some of them on here as projects for all to see.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#3 posted 2335 days ago

welcome to l j youll enjoy it here

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#4 posted 2335 days ago

Welcome to LJs buddy, if you need anything just ask anyone. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 2335 days ago

Brian, many thanks for your comments on my motor cycle and a big welcome to Lumberjocks You cannot fail to enjoy this community and from a quick look at the treasures on your website, we have a lot to look forward to.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#6 posted 2335 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s (Enjoy)
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#7 posted 2335 days ago

Getting your feet wet? Take it from an old timer like me…It takes some getting use to. I will say this, the web master for this site has got their s_ together. This is a fun place.

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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#8 posted 2335 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 †

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Greg Mitchell

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#9 posted 2335 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell,

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#10 posted 2335 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks – enjoy the community.

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

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#11 posted 2334 days ago

Wahoo! Welcome to LJ, you just joined the best woodworking club around!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#12 posted 2330 days ago

We’re glad your here! Welcome!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#13 posted 2320 days ago

Hi Brian, You have a lot of cool toys and more. I never had the patience for the small toys. This is a great site. I will be looking for more of your work.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#14 posted 2242 days ago

Thanks for your comments on my cherry bedroom unit much appreciated. The people I made it for have been friends for a long time, but believe me it wasn’t a gift they pay for it. Again thanks for your comments hope to talk to you again.

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#15 posted 2241 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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