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Location: clinton township, mi.
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hobbyist woodworker but passionate about it, mill my own lumber with a granberg mill and air dry it. new to the lathe but i am learning. with my mill i acquire a lot of lumber and of species that sometimes are not available to purchase, for me milling lumber is as much fun as working the wood. there is something very rewarding about the process of milling wood that might have become firewood or landfill and completing a project from tree to end of project. i believe that wood is a precious commodity and should not be wasted or exploited but cherished, revered, and respected, it is a beautiful gift of nature and god. i currently work in a basement shop and i love it, sure i would like to have a stand alone shop, who wouldn't, but I'm cool in the summer and warm in the winter, close to the bathroom and coffee pot, and the wife can yell at me from the top of the stairs lol. worked wood in high school and then got away from it for a few years for marriage, children, business, etc. started again about 6 years ago and realized what i was missing, guess I'm a born again woodworker lol. will try to get some pictures of my work and milling posted, without wood there is not any woodworking 1-1-14 time for a little update I guess. I have also ventured into a little metal working. I have set up one small corner of my basement shop for this and I have a metal lathe and a milling machine there. I have been making and selling high quality turning tools for wood turners. They are carbide insert and work very well. I first started making these tools for myself, then others started asking for them, and now I have fun making and selling them to others. My shop is still my happy place.

-- wood tick tools for turners by woodtickgreg @ woodbarter.com

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Max

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#1 posted 11-11-2009 09:30 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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cstrang

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#2 posted 11-11-2009 09:46 PM

Hey there, glad to see another person join the LumberJocks community! It’s a great place to meet new people, post projects, ask questions and so much more, hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Welcome!

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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SnowyRiver

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#3 posted 11-11-2009 09:51 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 11-11-2009 11:29 PM

Hello Woodtick,

Let me welcome 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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Karson

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#5 posted 11-12-2009 01:42 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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cabinetmaster

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#6 posted 11-12-2009 02:43 AM

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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a1Jim

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#7 posted 11-12-2009 06:36 AM

Welcome to LJs a place were there are great people super projects and fantastic woodworkers.Enjoy.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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woodworm

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#8 posted 11-12-2009 11:52 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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woodtickgreg

207 posts in 1837 days


#9 posted 11-12-2009 01:46 PM

thanks to all for the warm welcome, this is an addictive site and i love it too. it is so cool to share my passion with people that feel the same way about woodworking as i do. i am so inspired by the work that everyone post and in awe of the talent that is out there. great place to learn and share info. im curently shopping for a digital camera so i can post some pics, any advice on this one? i guess a camera is just another tool right?

-- wood tick tools for turners by woodtickgreg @ woodbarter.com

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woodtickgreg

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#10 posted 11-12-2009 08:18 PM

HELP!! might seem like a stupid question but how do i log off, yesterday i found the log on but i cant seem to find a log off icon, i feel so stupid.

-- wood tick tools for turners by woodtickgreg @ woodbarter.com

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ND2ELK

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#11 posted 11-18-2009 09:08 PM

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
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Splinterman

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#12 posted 12-13-2009 10:07 AM

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

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Bureaucrat

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#13 posted 11-06-2010 02:20 AM

Imagine that! A year has almost gone by since you became a Lumber Jock. Congratulations on your anniversary! I look forward to your posts.

-- Gary

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BarbS

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#14 posted 12-16-2013 01:57 AM

Hi Greg! Added you to my Buddy List. Glad to see on LJs.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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