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Location: Plainfield, IN

My name is Bob and my shop is located in a small town called Plainfield outside Indianapolis, IN.

I am a high school English teacher and varsity football coach. I like to think that I started teaching to support my carpentry habit. When I began my teaching career in 1997, I used my summers to complete some deck and fence projects for friends. Well, that has turned into a nice little side business over the past decade.

I have been woodworking my whole life. Some of my favorite memories as a child involve sitting in my great grandfather's small work shed and watching him turn wood on his lathe while smoking his pipe. That ancient craftsman lathe now sits on a shelf in my basement collecting dust, but I still make good use of his 1960's radial arm saw and my grandfather's vintage drill press.

While most of my projects are home improvement projects for customers, I do find time to build furniture and such every now and again. This is where my true love of woodworking lies...inhaling the dust in my small garage workshop while smoking my pipe.

-- Bob -- Plainfield

-- Bob, Indiana, "Well done is better than well said." -Ben Franklin

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#1 posted 11-27-2012 02:45 PM

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


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#2 posted 11-27-2012 03:31 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#3 posted 11-27-2012 08:09 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 11-27-2012 10:25 PM

Welcome on board.

-- Do something nice for somebody

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#5 posted 11-28-2012 04:35 PM

Welcome Bob, you will love it here. Lots of great woodworking.

-- Mike, Somewhere in Indiana with a splinter or two!

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#6 posted 11-29-2012 01:42 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#7 posted 12-11-2012 08:52 PM

Hello fellow Hoosier! Welcome to LumberJocks! I hope you will enjoy your membership and share your projects with us all.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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