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Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Website: http://TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com

My apprenticeship for woodworking began in 1974 as I studied woodworking and carpentry at Ranken Technical Institute in St. Louis, Mo. From there I apprenticed 4 years as a union carpenter and then became a journeyman carpenter. For 4 years I worked as a residential carpenter on custom homes. The next 11 1/2 years were focused on commercial finish carpentry in high rise office buildings in downtown St. Louis. In 1989 I began working as a finish carpenter at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, NV. A year later I was sent to work on the island of Kauai, Hawaii where I worked on two hotel resorts for one year. I returned to Las Vegas where I continued working until I retired from carpentry in 1995.
Since 1995 I have worked as a residential real estate agent in Las Vegas. My interest and passion for woodworking continues as I have a shop at my house.

You can see more of my work at http://TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV, http://TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 1638 days ago

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, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Max

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#2 posted 1638 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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woodworm

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#3 posted 1638 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Karson

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#4 posted 1638 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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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SnowyRiver

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#5 posted 1638 days ago

Welcome aboard. Nice to have you join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#6 posted 1638 days ago

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…

Wisty

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

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 1638 days ago

Welcome to Ljs a place were there great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Scott Bryan

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#8 posted 1638 days ago

Daddymunster,

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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Splinterman

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#9 posted 1638 days ago

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

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Bob Simmons

505 posts in 1638 days


#10 posted 1538 days ago

Thanks everybody for the warm welcome and support. I look forward to sharing my woodworking experiences with all of you.

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV, http://TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com

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Roger

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#11 posted 1373 days ago

Thnx for sharing all your know-hows about this great hobby of woodworking. I personally appreciate it

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Michelle C

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#12 posted 1233 days ago

Hey, another Las Vegas Woodturner, very nice to meet you. You have some gorgeous pieces.

-- http://www.thebarof.com

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Tablesaws

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#13 posted 1119 days ago

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