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Location: Canal Fulton, Ohio

I'm a semi-retired elementary school teacher and an avid woodworker. I've always enjoyed making sawdust. As a kid my father would let me use his tools, but it hasn't been until the last fifteen years that I've actually had the time to work in the shop. Since our house is already filled with furniture, ( and my wife is not the most patient person in the world) I tend to concentrate on small projects. I can spend as much time fussing over a miter joint as some guys do over a bedroom suite.

As well as making sawdust, I like to make music. I play the euphonium (baby tuba) in a local brass band,as well as our community band and of course Tuba Christmas.

-- Jim Westbrooks

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#1 posted 10-21-2008 04:06 AM

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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#2 posted 10-21-2008 04:27 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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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 10-21-2008 01:16 PM

Hello CanalboatJim,

Welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be an exciting and rewarding part of your woodworking experience.

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

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#4 posted 10-21-2008 01:40 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#5 posted 10-23-2008 02:09 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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#6 posted 11-01-2008 02:18 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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#7 posted 11-10-2008 06:39 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks.

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#8 posted 12-04-2008 11:38 PM

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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#9 posted 10-17-2009 03:54 AM

Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary as a Lumber Jock! I look forward to more of your posts.

-- Gary D.

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#10 posted 10-23-2009 03:30 AM

why canalboat??? I was looking for a boat project…lol…noticed the name of the town…but just currious…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#11 posted 10-23-2009 12:07 PM

Happy 1st anniversary.

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

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#12 posted 10-23-2009 10:30 PM

Napaman, When I filled out my profile I was asked for a nickname. I live in Canal Fulton Ohio a very small town on the Ohio and Erie Canal near Canton, Ohio. We have a working replica of an 1830’s canal boat as well as an original lock. Everything here is named Canal this or The Canalboat that, so it seemed like a good idea for a nickname. Now I’m not so sure.

-- Jim Westbrooks

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#13 posted 10-16-2010 03:49 AM

Another year has rolled by. We must be having too much fun, cause it seems like just yesterday when I congratulated you on 1 year. Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary at Lumber Jocks. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit and happy anniversary!

-- Gary D.

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Zach DeBisschop

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#14 posted 01-18-2011 05:05 AM

No problem on the mill photo, if your serious about the trip to Collinsville you might want to check out …deff a worthwhile visit.

-- Zach

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