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Location: Stafford, Virginia
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I started woodworking when I was 6. My grandfather had an elablorate shop since he retired in the 70's. When my parents were both working he watched me and I learned a wealth of knowledge from him. I made my first carving when I was 6 on my own workbench that was handcrafted for a youngster of my size that even had a wood vise. Over the years I picked things up along the way and continue to learn. I graduated from WVU with a undergrad in Wood Science and Technology which focused on the chemical and mechanical properties of wood.

-- "A woodworking project is either a masterpiece or a POS" Dr. Lang

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commented on Entertainment Center with Hidden Gun Storage 03-23-2015 12:43 PM
added project Entertainment Center with Hidden Gun Storage 03-22-2015 01:00 PM
added project 16 Bank Fishing Rod Holder 02-05-2015 01:20 AM
commented on Tool Cabinet 02-02-2015 02:11 AM
added project Tool Cabinet 02-01-2015 02:07 AM
commented on My First Cabinet 01-30-2015 01:15 PM
commented on Spoons 01-30-2015 01:32 AM
added project Collage Picture frames 01-30-2015 01:29 AM
added project Turkey call 01-30-2015 01:19 AM
added project Chop and scoop/corrective measure 01-30-2015 01:05 AM
added project Spoons 01-30-2015 12:58 AM
commented on Solid White Pine Dining Table Top w/a Rippled Grain - 3" x 45" x 10' 12-29-2014 03:42 PM
commented on Garden Bench from construction lumber 12-11-2014 02:45 AM
added project Log Bench, Potomac River drift wood variant 10-22-2014 01:47 AM
commented on Lake Moultrie 04-24-2014 06:12 PM

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Scott Bryan

27251 posts in 2668 days

#1 posted 03-12-2010 07:44 PM


Let me welcome you 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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Todd A. Clippinger

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#2 posted 03-12-2010 09:13 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks – The best woodworking community anywhere!

I look forward to seeing your posts and projects.

Share the Love ~ Share the Knowledge

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#3 posted 03-12-2010 09:15 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 03-12-2010 09:16 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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#5 posted 03-13-2010 12:54 AM

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

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#6 posted 03-13-2010 02:49 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks, one of the friendliest woodworking sites on the web. Get or give advice to others. Learn tricks and tips. Enjoy your membership.

-- Gary

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#7 posted 03-13-2010 03:18 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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#8 posted 03-13-2010 03:59 AM

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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#9 posted 03-13-2010 05:52 AM

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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#10 posted 03-16-2010 06:54 AM

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself a few months ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…


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

View Bruce's profile


191 posts in 2622 days

#11 posted 05-24-2010 04:36 AM

howdy, Mike…neighbor?

-- I think of Jack Nicholson as the Joker in Batman when he says "Where does he get those wonderful toys" and ask WHERE DO U GUYS GET ALL THAT WONDERFUL WOOD?

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#12 posted 06-02-2010 05:20 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks I hope you enjoy this site as much as I do, I’m sure you will.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

View DYNO360's profile


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#13 posted 07-27-2010 03:49 PM

I see your a big West Virginia fan. What part of the state do you live in? I live in the eastern panhandle.

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