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Location: Pflugerville, TX (Suburb of Austin - Central TX)

I'm Bob and I live in Pflugerville (the P is silent) Texas which is a suburb of Austin, the capital of Texas. I'd like to tell you how I got here and how I picked the name "Back tothe Wood".

When I was in High School, my Dad set up a small wood shop in our basement. The only power tools were a TS, jointer and a lathe. Everything else was by hand - a brace and bits for drilling, etc. I went off to college, had a job, married, raised a family and finally retired. (That seems a lot quicker than it really happened.)

I didn't like this retired stuff. A friend mentioned volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, and I've been doing it ever since.

I got so excited about this, I started buying used tools for myself and started re-learning. So now I am "Back to the Wood" and glad to be here.

-- Bob, --Silence & smile are two powerful tools. Smile is the way to solve many problems & Silence is the way to avoid many problems.

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#1 posted 02-16-2010 04:25 PM


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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#2 posted 02-16-2010 04:33 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 02-16-2010 07:16 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 02-16-2010 07:55 PM

Welcome, glad you’ve joined us!

-- Bill, Florida

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#5 posted 02-17-2010 02:30 AM

Hi, all. I’ve been reading posts and looking at projects here for a while and it seems like a very friendly, supportive group and resource so I decided I’d better get in. I noticed that all the welcomers have been LJ’s for a while. I’ll have to make sure I make it a habit to check on newcomers. It does mean a lot.


-- Bob, --Silence & smile are two powerful tools. Smile is the way to solve many problems & Silence is the way to avoid many problems.

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#6 posted 02-17-2010 03:21 AM

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


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#7 posted 02-17-2010 05:58 AM

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

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#8 posted 02-17-2010 09:08 AM

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…


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

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#9 posted 02-19-2010 06:58 PM

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,

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#10 posted 02-25-2010 09:17 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard. †

Great job in trying to get those without back into the main stream.

-- 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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