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Location: Stillwater, Minnesota
Website: www.rivervalleycomputer.com

I've had a deep interest in working with wood ever since I was knee-high to a table saw. My dad, his dad, and my Grandpa's brother were all three carpenters in the same business in our small hometown in Minnesota.

My dad's first house was built by him and my Grandpa in 1948, and my wife and I currently reside there. In 1999 we took that house out of 1948 and gave it a nice facelift.

Our full basement used to be my dad's shop for work and play...and is now my wood shop. It's approx. 26 X 36. When it was my dad's shop it had 4 outlets and 3 light bulbs, and was shared with my mom as a laundry area as well. It's now quite a bit brighter and has an outlet about every 6-8 feet. Plus it has heat, insulation, TV, and this thing that probably won't last long called the internet. :)

It's stocked with lots of neat tools, many species of wood, and a full-blown Oneida 2HP/220v dust collection system.

Nearly all of my wood shop items were paid for by building and selling 115 of Norm's adirondack chairs, tables, and footrests.

-- If at first you don't succeed...DO NOT try skydiving.

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SnowyRiver

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#1 posted 02-10-2012 04:17 AM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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HallTree

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#2 posted 02-10-2012 04:39 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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Max

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#3 posted 02-10-2012 04:52 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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a1Jim

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#4 posted 02-10-2012 05:39 AM

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Grampa_Doodie

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#5 posted 02-10-2012 12:55 PM

Wow, thanks everyone. What a nice welcome. I’ve been reading LJs for quite a while, and decided to finally join in on the fun late last night. Waking up to all of your comments this morning was a very pleasant surprise. I have lots to share with all of you, and I’m looking forward to learning even more things about my favorite hobby.

Dale.

-- If at first you don't succeed...DO NOT try skydiving.

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surfin2

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#6 posted 02-10-2012 03:22 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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Martyroc

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#7 posted 02-11-2012 04:08 AM

Welcome to LJ’s, I have not been a member that long either but I have been visiting the site for years, it’s very addictive. Love looking at your projects

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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559dustdesigns

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#8 posted 02-11-2012 06:51 AM

Welcome to the best woodworking site on the web.
I hope you are able to utilize this site as much as I have.
Enjoy.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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KMP Wood Designs

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#9 posted 02-11-2012 07:36 AM

Welcome to LJ’s.
Beware that the more time you’re here online….............the less time you’ll be in your shop!
Good luck and I look forward to see more of your work in the future.

-- Jim, Virginia, http://mysite.verizon.net/vzexvdsv/

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