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Location: Mountain City, Texas

I love working with wood. Passionate about it. My shop is very small but I know where everything is in it and it is functional for me. I've put together a few sticks here and there and am gradually getting better at it. These forums are great for me. All the folks are helpful and nice. I've taken a few semesters at Palomar College ... Cabinet and Furniture Technology CFT, and plan to continue. This Fall I hope to take "Decorative Box Making" and "Hand Tool Joinery". I belong to San Diego Fine Woodworkers Association (past 15 years) and enjoy the Design in Wood Exhibit each year at the Fair.
I'm a retired ('bout burned out) therapist and enjoy sharing the peaceful joys and gratification of giving wood a new life.
After 38 years in San Diego...I moved back to my home state of Texas...just south of Austin. Got here in February, '19, set up my shop (3 X larger than my old one), made a new shave horse & chopping block, added a shed...and I'm loving it!!

-- Don in Mountain City. Texas

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#1 posted 12-31-2008 11:40 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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#2 posted 12-31-2008 12:27 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 12-31-2008 12:28 PM

Hello Don,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be a rewarding and enriching part of your woodworking journey.

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

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#4 posted 12-31-2008 02:12 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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#5 posted 12-31-2008 03:21 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

Take care and work safely.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 12-31-2008 04:13 PM

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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#7 posted 12-31-2008 05:57 PM

Welcome to LJ’s

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#8 posted 12-31-2008 07:01 PM

Welcome Don. 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 12-31-2008 07:09 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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#10 posted 12-31-2008 10:36 PM

Thank you folks, for the warm welcome. I’ve found woodworkers to be among the finest people on earth. I belong to San Diego Fine Woodworkers Association which is among the largest in the country and have, also belonged to another forum for many years. I’m very happy to join in and, hopefully, be an asset to this group. Thank you for having me.
I found the forum while looking for a baby crib. I built a cradle for my grandaughter and now need to build a baby bed for my grandson.

-- Don in Mountain City. Texas

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#11 posted 01-01-2009 12:08 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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Callum Kendall

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#12 posted 01-01-2009 07:19 PM

Welcome to LJs


-- For wood working podcasts with a twist check out

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#13 posted 01-01-2009 07:28 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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#14 posted 01-01-2009 10:40 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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#15 posted 01-02-2009 03:39 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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