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152 posts in 1956 days

Location: western wisconsin river falls actually

after 25 years of working in kitchens and playing with my food I am now playing with wood. All those tree forts are coming back to haunt me. I work for a custom wood garage door company and I play in my garage shop, 14 X 20. I am very fortunate to have an abundance of western red cedar at my disposal, along with some other woods. One thing that I try and do is build using hand tools, I believe that if I can produce using traditional ways then all the better. I am a scrapper meaning that if I can get away with out spending money then I will, (it also keeps me wifey happy)
I am alson on face book under michael wilson home town sonoma, ca

-- wooley

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#1 posted 1956 days ago

It’s always a pleasure welcoming another Wisconsinite 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 love this site, I hope you will enjoy it too.

Look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 1956 days ago

Hello Woolywoodsmith,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be both an exciting and an inspirational part of your woodworking journey.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Todd Thomas

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#3 posted 1956 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks….It will be a great resource for you and your projects. There are a bunch of great people here willing to help……have fun….Looking forward to your projects and posts….. WARNING: Visiting LumberJocks has proven to be addictive.

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#4 posted 1956 days ago

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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#5 posted 1956 days ago

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 1956 days ago

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 †

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#7 posted 1956 days ago

Welcome. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and don’t forget to use pushsticks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#8 posted 1953 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks . This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 1953 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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152 posts in 1956 days

#10 posted 1950 days ago

thank you all for the great welcome. I will be posting my humble beginings. I am also on face book where I already have posted alot of my pics. And yes thus far I am becoming addicted to this site!

-- wooley

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#11 posted 1950 days ago

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

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#12 posted 1950 days ago

Just saw your table – nice work and the finish looks great. Welcome to LJ’s, I hope you enjoy the site as much as I have. Welcome aboard.
Doug in AZ.

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Myron Wooley

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#13 posted 1892 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-Wooley on the West Coast!

-- The days are long and the years are short...

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#14 posted 1593 days ago

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

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#15 posted 1588 days ago

Congrats on your first anniversary of being an LJ… keep the projects coming, we all gain experience from each other and the best way of doing that is keeping the projects and ideas coming…


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

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