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For me woodworking is a great hobby. Unlike work I do what I want how I want and when I want. (laughing) Most of my projects are things I need around the house and are done with care and planning to insure they last a lifetime. The woodshop where the magic happens is small, one can never have too big of a shop, but I use my imagination to constantly come up with creative ideas for storage and functional stations to work. For the shop I take a zero dollar approach and spend little if any money, with the "junk" that is throw away everyday and scrap wood people give me for free I have more than enough to use with some imagination and time.

I make pens and small projects to pay for my hobby, in todays times one has to be creative with ways to fund one's woodworking addiction. On a rare occassion I do larger projects but my Father taught me a valueable lesson as a child. If you are always working on things for someone else when are you spending time with the children? So I learned to say "NO" alot and with conviction to put down the many request for work not play for someone else. Hobbies should be enjoyed, not a burden.

Having served in the United States Marine Corps and gone to Iraq I know well the price of freedom and that life should be enjoyed as we live in a Great Nation of Freedom unlike any other the world over.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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SnowyRiver

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#1 posted 10-22-2011 05:16 AM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 10-22-2011 06:34 AM

I knew that i would finally get you to be a member. Welcome aboard – gunney!

-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin

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#3 posted 10-22-2011 06:59 AM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#4 posted 10-22-2011 08:44 AM

“WELCOME to LJ’s.”

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Max

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#5 posted 10-22-2011 04:18 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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#6 posted 09-02-2013 04:20 PM

Hi Woodbutcherbynight

You figured it out! The color coded drawers is a theme I started with my workbench, which I plan on showing soon, and it works great for both getting tools and for returning them.

Saves a great deal of time overall and yes it has helped many times when I needed someone to retrieve a tool.

It also makes for a good conversation topic.

Thanks for your comments.

-- John, Illinois, http://OakHillWoodCreations.com

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woodbutcherbynight

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#7 posted 09-18-2013 02:08 AM

Oakhill,

The coloring of the drawer fronts is a great idea heck I may even bother to paint the faces of my drawers on a 8ft long cabinet I have had for years to add spice, color, and as my wife might comment FASHION, to the mix. (laughing)

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#8 posted 01-24-2014 02:55 AM

It’s a pleasure to meet you!

-- "Show respect even to people who don’t deserve it, not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours."

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Wav

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#9 posted 03-21-2016 10:47 PM

Semper Fi

-- Maddog Creations

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 07-12-2016 10:36 AM

Hi Gunny. Nice to be your buddy on here. Now we won’t miss each other’s projects…...........cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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