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Location: Hanford, CA

I am happy to say, I'm currently employed as a car stereo installer. I've been involved in building high end audio systems for cars, trucks, boats, and even motor cycles. I worked for five different shops in the last twelve years. I have been into woodworking and building things since high school, where I learned how cool woodworking can be. Ever since I bought my first table saw in the 11th grade, I have been slowly adding to my arsenal of power tools. Only recently have I been more interested in hand tools.

In 2001 I purchased a small house with a detached shop that I have recently been making improvements on. Slowly it's transforming in to my ultimate work space. I am self taught at most things. I hope to constantly improve my design capabilities and skills, to become a true craftsman. I enjoy challenging myself to accomplish new and exciting techniques.

I must attribute most of my woodworking knowledge to hours of studying all aspects of woodworking. I have learned I have a strong interest in shop furniture. For example, I must have 500 bookmarks just on workbenches. I am drawn to images of organized workshops, complicated jigs, and elaborate work stations. Spending an average of 2 to 3 hours a day studying woodworking on the internet. I find my computer to be one of the best tools I own.

-- 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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#1 posted 09-23-2009 04:27 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 09-23-2009 06:40 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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#3 posted 09-23-2009 06:46 PM

Hello 559Dustdesigns,

Let me welcome 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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#4 posted 09-24-2009 12:52 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. It is a GREAT place to get ideas for your projects and help when you get stuck. There is a ton of information to help you along the way.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#5 posted 09-24-2009 02:25 AM

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help you with your woodworking endeavors. Feel free to ask for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………LOL

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

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#6 posted 09-24-2009 02:54 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks.Great place hope you enjoy yourself!

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#7 posted 09-24-2009 06:14 AM

Welcome to LJs a place were there are great people,super projects and outstanding woodworkers.Enjoy


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#8 posted 09-24-2009 11:38 AM

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

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#9 posted 09-24-2009 12:47 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks!

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#10 posted 09-25-2009 02:32 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks . This is a great community of people with like interests. There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 09-25-2009 02:38 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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#12 posted 09-25-2009 03:54 AM

Welcome to LJs, I’m a new guy too, and have already got some learnin’. Welcome and enjoy

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#13 posted 09-25-2009 04:26 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. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#14 posted 09-25-2009 07:50 PM

Thanks everyone who has given this newbie such a warm welcome to this great site. I feel like I should have joined sooner as I am learning so much and can’t tell you how helpful this site has been.

-- 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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#15 posted 09-26-2009 04:52 AM

Hi and welcome to LJ’s. If there is anything I can do let me know neighbor. I am just a little south of you in Bakersfield.

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their [email protected]

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