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Location: Verbank, NY

I am retired after 35 years of teaching cabinet making and general wood shop, as well as electric, metal working, welding, mechanical drawing, photo 1 & 2, and jewelry. I absolutely loved teaching high school students, many of whom are now as adults fast wood working friends. I was so blessed to have chosen teaching as my vocation after trying several other occupational paths.
I have a very cluttered wood shop with more than enough tools and equipment to have fun in my retirement. I have extensive collection of old wood working hand tools.
I enjoy working on antique tractors and own a couple that are in various states of complete restoration.
I am also an avid fishermen and USCG licensed captain. I have and am currently operating a charter fishing business on Lake Ontario, Trophy Seeker Charters out of Bayside Marina in Fair Haven NY for the past 30 years. This is where my nick name, trophy, comes from.

-- Bruce, Upstate New York

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#1 posted 1703 days ago

Welcome to LJs a place with great people,wonderful projects,and outstanding woodworking. Enjoy.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1703 days ago

Welcome aboard. Nice to have you join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 1703 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 1703 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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#5 posted 1703 days ago

WELCOME to LJ’s ….the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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#6 posted 1703 days ago

Hello Trophy,

Let me welcome you to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be an interesting, as well as exciting, experience. Have fun and enjoy.

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

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#7 posted 1703 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help you with your woodworking endeavors. Feel free to ask for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#8 posted 1702 days ago

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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#9 posted 1702 days ago

Hello all, Thank you for the warm welcome. I am a retired “shop teacher” 35 years worth of teaching cabinetmaking skills to wonderful students, many who now as adults are fast friends. I hope to learn more from this web site and feel very welcomed. I will get around to loading a profile, very busy right now.
Merry Christmas to all

-- Bruce, Upstate New York

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#10 posted 1696 days ago

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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