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Location: Janesville, Ca
Website: http://www.flickr.com/photos/9838910@N08/sets/72157627422966050/

I am Nate Meadows and I am a retired Staff Sergeant from the United States Army. I am a Wounded Soldier returned home from Iraq who has poured himself into making beautiful things instead of destroying them. I was wounded by a Fuel Bomb, a specific type of IED, only I was protected from its flames. My injuries are primarily internal and therefore perplexing to many people. I look normal however I have a severe head injury that impairs my balance, messes with the nerves in my hands and feet, and gives me terrible headaches that can take me out for days at a time. Life is still very good however! I have a beautiful wife and two healthy sons.

I was adopted by many great people when I was in the hospital, who have helped me get a shop up and going. I am an artist and a visionary. I can look a empty room, a blank piece of paper or a plan blank of wood and see a thousand possibilities. I love working with my hands to make what my minds eye develops. I struggle with several disabilities but I have vowed to never, God willing, let them keep me from my goals and dreams.

I take pictures of my work and progress to show all of you kind people that your generosity was not wasted on me. I want you all to know and see how much you have touched my life and helped me move forward from my darkest of days.

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#1 posted 05-11-2012 02:51 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#2 posted 05-11-2012 03:35 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 05-11-2012 04:10 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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#4 posted 05-11-2012 09:57 PM

Thank you very much Gentlemen, that is very cool. I did not expect to be greeted. What a cool group!

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#5 posted 05-11-2012 11:03 PM

I would like to Thank You for your service to our country and know that we are all proud of our service personnel. Again Thank you.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#6 posted 05-12-2012 01:37 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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#7 posted 05-12-2012 04:15 AM

Thank you Max, that is very kind of you!

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#8 posted 05-12-2012 04:15 AM

Thank you Jim!

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#9 posted 05-12-2012 01:14 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. You’ll find this site very informative and the woodworkers on here are really helpful!
Glad to have you with us, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 05-13-2012 02:23 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks Nate, the Projects and People are Amazing. Good Luck!

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#11 posted 05-14-2012 12:20 PM

Good to see you here!

-- Visit my blog at dave.spalla.com

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#12 posted 05-14-2012 12:53 PM

Thank you Jim!

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#13 posted 05-14-2012 12:54 PM

Thank you Bob!

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#14 posted 05-14-2012 12:54 PM

There you are SirFatty! Good to see you too:)!

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#15 posted 05-14-2012 12:55 PM

For those that don’t know, I know SirFatty from Flickr!

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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