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Location: Mooroopna Victoria Australia

My first introduction to woodwork was the beginning of my Carpentry/Joinery apprenticeship which began in 1957, (yes I know I'm old, ---- ancient actually, but I am grateful to be still here doing it).
My employment ranged from the building construction industry, later to boatbuilding and then 22 years in the Royal Australian Navy, firstly as a Naval Shipwright and later as an Marine Engineering Officer, after that I returned to Major Construction Project management and yet always kept hands on my woodwork as a hobby and relaxation tool.
Now retired, I make piles of sawdust, try to meet the manufacturing requirements of my extended family and sometimes make things just because I can. I love being in the workshop and/or communicating with like minded people.

-- James -- Mooroopna Australia

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#1 posted 11-04-2012 04:16 AM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

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#2 posted 11-04-2012 05:11 AM

Glad to see that you have made LumberJocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

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#3 posted 11-04-2012 05:51 AM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy!

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 11-04-2012 01:28 PM

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

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#5 posted 11-05-2012 12:54 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

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#6 posted 11-07-2012 08:57 AM

I am still finding my way around the forum but in the meantime I would like to say thank you to all those who posted welcoming words.

I hope to have something more woody and meaningful to post in the near future.

-- James -- Mooroopna Australia

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#7 posted 11-07-2012 09:34 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!


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#8 posted 12-12-2012 09:24 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks James! Enjoy your time here. May your journey here be productive and fun.

Go Navy!
USS Wabash AOR-5

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#9 posted 12-16-2012 02:12 AM

Thanks Mike, I have been very firmly welcomed indeed and have enjoyed my time exploring the site.

Its nice to find brothers in the grey funnel line as well as sawdust.
Regards, James
Mooroopna Australia

-- James -- Mooroopna Australia

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