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Location: 325 West Street, Worthington, MA 01098

My name is Joe Zeh and my avocation is woodworking (Zeh is pronounced Zay). I labored in the high tech world of computer and graphics chip design for 35 years before retiring on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 1999, also the eve of predicted Y2K doom. My early retirement goal was to build a home with attached woodshop in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts and build the very best furniture I am capable of - however long it takes and whatever it cost. I wanted to do as much by hand and traditional means as practical. Further I wanted to be in control of my craft – I did'nt want to build 100 identical tables for a craft fair simply because I could sell all that I made. I decided that building custom furniture for my family and friends was how I could achieve my goal.

So now I am a simple cabinetmaker who operates a small one person woodworking shop in Worthington, Massachusetts which I call Swamp Road Wood Works. My furniture is mostly original design, and all of it is hand crafted from hardwood milled in my shop.

-- Joe.....

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#1 posted 02-24-2009 10:10 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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#2 posted 02-24-2009 11:05 PM

Hello Joe,

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

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

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#3 posted 02-24-2009 11:07 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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#4 posted 02-24-2009 11:12 PM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! I see that you’ve already jumped into the forums. This is a great place to get – or give – advice about woodworking and the project posts are a wonderful source of new ideas. I love this site, I hope you will enjoy it too.

Look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

-- Gary D.

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#5 posted 02-24-2009 11:43 PM

Hi Guys,

Thanks for the welcome. It sounds like I hit upon a really good forum. I look forward to commenting and getting advice, especially from wooworkers like yourselves. Thanks again.

-- Joe.....

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#6 posted 02-25-2009 12:20 AM

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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#7 posted 02-25-2009 12:36 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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#8 posted 02-25-2009 12:40 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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#9 posted 02-25-2009 12:45 AM

Welcome to LJ’s, Joe. I don’t think I have enough time left on this earth to even come close to your level of woodworking, but I’m gonna give it one helluva try. Looked at your website and the only thing that came to mind was WOW!

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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#10 posted 02-25-2009 01:20 AM


Thanks for the kind words. I suspect you are too modest about your woodworking skills and in any case I got started in a serious way only after retirement. So you have plenty of time to get to whatever level you want. And I admire your commiment to woodworking and have enormous respect for both of the careers you chose.

-- Joe.....

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#11 posted 02-25-2009 02:56 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 02-25-2009 03:27 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#13 posted 02-25-2009 06:37 AM

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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#14 posted 02-25-2009 08:08 AM

Welcome Joe. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see more of your projects and comments. A lot of guys, and gals, here use SketchUp. 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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#15 posted 02-25-2009 01:59 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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