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Location: Camden, NC
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Hey everybody, I am 46 years old, I work as the information security officer for a software development company. I have always had a passion for woodworking, but in the early years it was overshadowed by my love of being a mechanic. I worked as a mechanic for 23 years (started professionally when I was 16), after getting all beat up being a mechanic, I decided I needed to change jobs and take on something not so strenuous, so I made the mistake of going into the computer world. I put on about 30 pounds and now my eyesight isn't what it used to be. So much for less strnuous!

My wife of 10 years has managed to build me a new house on some acreage, with a nice new 30' by 40' workshop. I just hope someday I will have enough time to finish the inside. I imagine after we finish renovating our old house, I will have time (And money) to properly insulate and board up the interior. But I am thankfull for what I have.

My wife affords me the time to actually go into the shop and make tiny pieces of wood out of large pieces, so I don't complain too much.
I have always been handy around the house, I don't hire out anything, so when we tackled a remodle of our old kitchen, I built all the cabinetry myself, as well as all the plumbing, electrical and flooring. I can't wait to get back to making furniture to make the inside of our new house look good.

I hope you enjoy yourself on the site, cheers!

-- Accept Nothing, Challenge Everything

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#1 posted 08-07-2007 02:17 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 08-07-2007 03:40 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#3 posted 08-07-2007 03:59 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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#4 posted 08-07-2007 04:58 PM

Time to make yourself famous! Post your work, so all may enjoy!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#5 posted 08-08-2007 04:43 AM

Welcome to the one and the only LumberJocks website. Enjoy your time spent here. Should you have any woodworking questions do not hesitate to ask…Somebody will know the right answer.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#6 posted 07-31-2010 02:40 AM

Well, another year has rolled by. Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary at Lumber Jocks. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit and happy anniversary!

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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