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Location: Waynesville, MO

I am a 35 year old Army vet. I was a Combat Engineer in the Army for 12 years. While I was deployed on my 2nd tour of duty in Iraq on 4 Sep 2006 when a RPG (rocket propelled gernade) hit my armored vehicle in my door. Due to the extreme damage to my legs they where both amputated above the knee. My Right leg is right above the knee and my left leg is very short only about 6in of bone. I went through over a year of rehab and I am trying to get walking on prostectics but it is very difficult because I am so short on the leftside. I am now in a wheel chair the majority of the time. I have always loved working with my hands and "fooling" around with wood. My junior and Senior year in highschool I helped a builder doing small jobs for him. I also went to a VOTECH school for building construction. Being in the wheelchair has given me the little extra push to get into woodworking. It's something I can do fairly easily and by myself all I had to do was some modifications to my tools. I have made a few small things but nothing to fancy. I am kinda learning as I go and I am basically self teaching myself along the way. I try to stick with things I am comfortable with and simple projects that are easy to make. I am here to learn and get as much info and knowledge about woodworking as I can absorb to help better me and make me a better woodworker. I hope to one day be that guy sitting at craft fairs selling small little wooden craft items likt stools, chairs, clocks, etc..... Thanks for the help and I look forward to gaining knowledge, friendships, advice and confidence. Feel free to give me suggestions, comments, remarks and ideas.

-- Daniel Barnes, Missouri, [email protected]

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added project Grandfather Clock 03-05-2012 01:33 AM
added project File cabinet 03-05-2012 01:22 AM
added project Book shelf 03-05-2012 01:20 AM
added project Recycling center 03-05-2012 01:18 AM
added blog entry My journey making a Grandfather Clock #2: Frame 02-18-2011 03:25 PM
commented on My journey making a Grandfather Clock #1: Clock Specs 02-16-2011 02:59 PM
added blog entry My journey making a Grandfather Clock #1: Clock Specs 02-13-2011 05:35 PM
commented on First Scroll and Inlay 02-11-2011 03:52 PM
commented on Grandfather Clock 02-10-2011 04:03 AM
added blog entry Grandfather Clock 02-09-2011 11:07 PM
added project Magazine rack 02-22-2010 04:22 PM
added project Popcorn Holder 02-16-2010 03:03 AM
commented on my small projects for the familey 01-29-2010 04:51 PM
added project Mail Holder 01-29-2010 04:44 PM
commented on parking at th lumber yards 01-21-2010 04:41 PM

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#1 posted 05-21-2009 02:15 PM

Welcome Danbarnes, glad you’ve joined us!

-- Bill, Florida

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 05-21-2009 02:26 PM

Hello Dan,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be both a rewarding 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 05-21-2009 02:48 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! Enjoy yourself.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 05-21-2009 04:05 PM

“Welcome to LJ’s”……Enjoy the experience.!!!

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#5 posted 05-21-2009 04:19 PM

I also want to thank you for your service and sacrifice to us and our country.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 05-21-2009 05:16 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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#7 posted 05-21-2009 07:05 PM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! This is a great place to get – or give – advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are a wonderful source of new ideas. I love this site, I hope you will enjoy it too.
Thank you for your service to our nation.

Look forward to seeing more of your projects and posts.

-- Gary D.

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Todd Thomas

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#8 posted 05-22-2009 03:28 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks….This will be a great resource for you and your projects. There are a bunch of great people here willing to help……have fun….

I’m looking forward to seeing 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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#9 posted 05-22-2009 04:22 AM

Welcome Dan,

This is a great community of highly skilled people who enjoy sharing their knowledge with nothing more than a thank you expected in return! Speaking of which, thank you for your service and your sacrafice. We can enjoy this wonderful hobby (profession for some of the lucky ones) in peace because men like yourself. Be well and welcome home.


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#10 posted 05-22-2009 05:16 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#11 posted 05-23-2009 02:13 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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#12 posted 05-23-2009 02:47 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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#13 posted 05-23-2009 04:46 AM

I spent may weeks near you in Fort Leonardwood while serving in the USAR.

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

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#14 posted 05-24-2009 12:05 AM

Welcome to the site, Dan. Look forward to your projects and woodworking wisdom. Everyone has something to contribute. There’s a lot of good info and great folk on this site. Thanks for your service to the USA and your sacrifice. You have many brothers in arms on this site also. Have fun with it.

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#15 posted 05-24-2009 01:37 AM

Dan, Welcome to LJ’s sorry to hear about your injuries. Check out Sacadelic project page. he made a miter saw stand that is disabled friendly and he may have some other ideas as well.

Don’t let your injuries disable you. Go for it and build something great!


-- Imagine It... Build It... Enjoy It!

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