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Location: Roseville, CA

I have been dabbling with woodworking for 30+ years but I really decided to concentrate on woodworking as a serious hobby about 7 years ago. About two years ago I started to learning about hand tools. The local junior college has several courses that teach the use power tools and basic cabinetry. I have taken classes on sharpening and hand cutting dovetail joints. I am assembling a nice set of power and hand tools. When I get it cleaned up I’ll put a slide show together.

I am working on several projects for my shop but mostly I work on projects for the house, my kids and grandkids and my wife’s scrapbooking studio.

I am a member of the local woodworking club, Sacramento Area Woodworkers, SAW ( They have lots of skill building classes, good short meetings and make toys (almost 2000 toys a year) for the Salvation Army. This year, I am helping a little, next year I am looking for a niche that I can fill in the toy making. It is a really great bunch of guys and a few very special ladies.

Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#1 posted 11-28-2007 07:40 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 11-29-2007 02:29 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! We’re glad your here.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#3 posted 11-29-2007 04:30 AM

Wahoo! Welcome to LJ! You just joined the best woodworking club around!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#4 posted 11-29-2007 04:45 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell,

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#5 posted 11-29-2007 04:46 AM

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 soon moving to Virginia †

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#6 posted 11-29-2007 07:18 PM

Welcome to LJ’s (Enjoy)
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#7 posted 11-30-2007 09:39 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks – enjoy the community.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#8 posted 11-30-2007 05:59 PM

Hey! Welcome to Lumberjocks! I hope you enjoy the site as much as I do!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#9 posted 06-28-2008 07:00 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

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#10 posted 09-15-2009 01:43 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks.Great place hope you enjoy yourself!

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#11 posted 11-21-2009 04:09 AM

Congratulations on your upcoming 2 year anniversary being a Lumber Jock. Thanks for your posts and participation.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#12 posted 11-22-2009 03:22 AM

Congratulations on your Anniversary. Hope you have many more on LumberJocks. We appreciate your posts and projects.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#13 posted 04-18-2010 05:44 PM

Well, I finally joined – good to see you here. See you at the hand tools group.


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#14 posted 11-27-2010 06:01 AM

hey Rob:
Well, another year has rolled by. It must have been a really fun year because it seems like yesterday when I congratulated you on being a LJ for 2 years. Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary at Lumber Jocks. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit and happy anniversary!
FYI: WI new gov wants to give us 26 furlough days, up from 8 per year. Oh boy!
Take care.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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Rob Drown

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#15 posted 01-17-2011 10:41 PM

This past year has been excellent for me. Got my heart valve fixed, went to Roy Underhills school, had a wonderful 60th Birthday party and my lovely wife still has more woodworking projects for me to do.

On Furloughs, We get thirty six and they pinched two holidays. I wonder why I don’t trust the government

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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