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Location: Marietta, GA
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Joined Aug 25, 2010

Hi Everyone -

I'm a semi-retired baby boomer who has enjoyed woodworking since the mid 1960's. I was born and raised in Hawaii but have lived in Marietta, GA for over 30 years. I originally went to school to become an Industrial arts teacher in wood and metal shop but life took me on other paths.

After college I became a USAF C-130 pilot. I then worked for IBM as a systems engineer/programmer. I ran my own graphic design/print brokering business untill 9/11 changed the economy. I used my free time to remodel my house and then took a job as a sales associate at Home Depot. Worked part-time at ROCKLER in Georgia. Now semi-retired I work part-time at a University supervising students in an architectural woodworking shop.

In the past I've built a mahogany chest of drawers and Queen Anne end table with hand cut dovetail drawers. I've also dabbled in metal sculpture for a couple of years. In 2005 I got into building skin-on-frame (SOF) boats out of recycled materials.

If you look at my recent projects most of them are stuff for the shop; workbench and tool storage cabinet.

I have about 500 sq. ft of shop space that needs a little more organization.

I've been married to a very supportive wife for 43 years and have 2 boys and 2 precious grand children (11 & 6).

Iʻm also a prostate cancer survivor. If any LJ faces such a diagnosis and need to talk to a survivor about options, I welcome all PMʻs.

I look forward to sharing my projects with you in the future.

Updated Jul 2013

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA

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SnowyRiver

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#1 posted 02-25-2010 12:18 AM

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Max

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#2 posted 02-25-2010 12:29 AM

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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a1Jim

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#3 posted 02-25-2010 02:00 AM

Welcome to Ljs a place were there great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 02-25-2010 02:02 AM

Tyvekboy,

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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woodworm

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#5 posted 02-25-2010 02:08 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 02-25-2010 02:44 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! This is a great place to get – or give – advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are a wonderful source of new ideas. I look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

To get the most feedback on your projects, it’s best to only post 1 or 2 at a time. This way you will get feedback over several days and from a wide variety of members.

Please enjoy your membership.

-- Gary

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#7 posted 02-25-2010 03:12 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks – The best woodworking community anywhere!

I look forward to seeing your posts and projects.

Share the Love ~ Share the Knowledge

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Splinterman

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#8 posted 02-25-2010 05:58 AM

“Welcome to LJ’s” …....the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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Karson

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#9 posted 02-25-2010 07:12 AM

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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#10 posted 02-25-2010 07:18 AM

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself a few months ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…

Wisty

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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Toolz

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#11 posted 02-25-2010 11:08 PM

Welcome aboard. Love your boats.

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

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snowcap

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#12 posted 06-19-2011 09:20 PM

Alex,

I met you at the Rockler store Saturday. I am the guy from Central Florida. Thanks for taking the time to help us out and introducing me to LumberJocks. Once I get situated from vacation I will add some post. Your boat is amazing, I will send to my dad who you met also.

-- Snowcap, Lakeland Fl.

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MrLaughingbrook

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#13 posted 01-05-2013 09:38 PM

Alex,

Thanks to your prompt, I’ve finally joined LumberJocks. I’ll post some projects soon so that you can see how your help at the store has helped me.

David

-- Mr. Laughingbrook

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Roger

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#14 posted 01-07-2013 01:19 PM

1st, Thank you for your service. 2ndly, I look forward to more o your projects. Work/Play safe. Keep makin dust.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Mauricio

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#15 posted 04-11-2013 08:16 PM

Hey man, good meeting you today, You’ve done some amazing work. I’ve added you to my buddy list.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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