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Location: San Diego, CA
Website: go to store: Zesleesdesigns

State of Iowa transplant living in San Diego, CA since 1962. Graduated from San Diego State University with an undergraduate degree in Accounting. A CPA, currently working as a CFO for a
Staffing agency in San Diego.

As an enlisted man in the US Air Force during the Vietnam conflict, I spent my four year obligation stationed in San Antonio, Texas. I met my wife, Sue, there and we have three wonderful adult sons. We just celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary with a trip back to San Antonio where we retraced old footsteps.

I started woodworking as a hobby in 1990 when I purchased a Shopsmith Mark V. I still have and use that wonderful machine. Over the years, I purchased many accessories, such as, jointer, plate jointer, sliding table, stacked dado blades, conical sanding disk, dust collector and lathe tools and accessories. I also have a Milwaukee compound mitre saw, and circular saw, Porter Cable plunge router, Craftsman band saw and a variety of woodworking clamps.

I enjoy woodworking because I like to create something useful with my own hands. The hobby requires thoughtful planning, forward thinking and careful execution to achieve an acceptable end product. I think my best learning occurs from the mistakes I make.

I recently started turning, pens and bowls, and really enjoy it.
Looking forward to learning even more by participating in this web site.

My other passion is golf and I enjoy playing different courses throughout the world.

-- Bob, San Diego

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#1 posted 01-21-2009 09:05 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 01-21-2009 09:24 AM

Thank you. Looking forward to see the work and ideas of other woodworkers.

-- Bob, San Diego

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#3 posted 01-21-2009 12:17 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks….It will be a great resource for you and your projects. There are a bunch of great people here willing to help……have fun….Looking forward to your projects and posts….. WARNING: Visiting LumberJocks has proven to be addictive.

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#4 posted 01-21-2009 02:08 PM

Hello Bob,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be an exciting and enjoyable part of your woodworking journey.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 01-21-2009 02:56 PM

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#6 posted 01-21-2009 03:34 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! It’s a great place with great people, and, oh yeah, there’s the woodworking too! Have fun and play safe! :)

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit and sign up for my project updates!

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#7 posted 01-21-2009 11:14 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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#8 posted 01-21-2009 11:49 PM

Welcome Bob. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and don’t forget to use pushsticks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#9 posted 01-21-2009 11:55 PM

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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#10 posted 01-22-2009 04:58 AM

Welcome to the shop. I look forward to seeing your projects and I hope you enjoy the site. There is alot of good information available from both professionals and amateurs who are willing to share their craft. God Bless!

-- Rusty

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#11 posted 01-22-2009 05:05 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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#12 posted 01-22-2009 02:26 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#13 posted 02-20-2009 08:54 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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