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Location: North Carolina

My love for woodworking began in high school which had a well equipped industrial arts classroom, a shop teacher with a missing finger (RAS), and offered courses in architectural and mechanical drawing, woodworking and woodturning. After taking every course offered, I tried to repeat them but wasn't allowed so I used to sneak in while Mr. Wilson was at lunch and build stuff. After 4 years in the Army, Airborne Infantry, I went to school for CADD but couldn't get a job doing it. Went back to school for biology but didn't want to count owl poop in the woods so I went into printing. Meanwhile did apartment woodworking for a number of years, building simple shelves, DVD racks, and step stools. After buying a house with a separate shop I began making furniture for the house. Briefly I offered my services for commission -- very briefly. These days I make whatever suits my fancy from shop layout tools, boxes, turned projects and more.

-- Rick M,

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#1 posted 11-20-2011 05:25 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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#2 posted 11-20-2011 05:56 AM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#3 posted 11-20-2011 08:40 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 11-21-2011 04:25 AM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#5 posted 04-23-2012 01:30 AM

Ran across some of your well stated replies to the insanity on a couple of threads. Adding you to my buddies list.

-- If I could just get this whole "Time/Money" problem figured out...

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#6 posted 11-04-2013 02:18 PM

Thanks for the comments on my project. You have some very nice turnings, great work!

-- Try to learn something about everything and everything about something - Thomas Huxley

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#7 posted 03-07-2014 02:49 AM

You’ve got some gr8 looking projects there. Look forward to seeing more. Work/Play safe. Keep makin dust.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 01-20-2018 02:46 PM

Well, hello Rick, fancy meeting you here!

-- “How you feeling, Roy?”... “a little unappreciated, Al...” - Die Hard

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