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Location: East Moline, Illinois

I have been into woodworking since about 1996. I am basically self taught, starting with a table saw and a number of hand planes and chisels. Over the years, I have equipped my shop - usually a tool per project in the beginning.

Now I find myself building projects for my children, ranging from grandfather clocks to foosball tables to grandchildren's high chairs.

When I started, I didn't tend to favor any specific type of project - just something that interested me. I then got into clocks, buying movements, hardware and plans - then building the housing. My tastes then went toward Arts & Craft / Mission furniture. Now I have gravitated toward Greene & Greene.

Until last year, I haven't taken any classes. Last year I took a class on building a Morris chair (American Sycamore) and a Maloof style rocker (Marc Adams). Working with other woodworkers at these classes makes them extremely memorable and worthwhile. Every woodworker has different techniques for getting the job done!

I found this site by accident and am hoping that it will provide me with the opportunity to exchange ideas with other woodworkers.

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#1 posted 03-21-2007 11:36 AM

Welcome to L J !!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#2 posted 03-21-2007 01:47 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks

-- 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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#3 posted 03-21-2007 02:28 PM


-- Phil, Chattanooga,TN

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#4 posted 03-21-2007 03:23 PM

Glad to see that you have made Lumberjocks part of your woodworking experience… Welcome…

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#5 posted 03-21-2007 03:32 PM

Hi and welcome to Lumber Jocks!

-- Straight grains & sharp blades

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#6 posted 03-21-2007 06:38 PM

Welcome Aboard FM. We are looking forward to seeing your project pictures.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#7 posted 03-24-2007 05:11 PM

Welcome FMO !!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#8 posted 04-04-2007 02:16 PM

I see you’re into clocks. I just finished my first one and will be posting here as soon as I get around to having a photo shoot.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 04-04-2007 05:36 PM

I hope we get to see some of those clocks. One more area I am interested in exploring.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#10 posted 05-12-2007 12:02 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks! Let’s see some woodworking.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#11 posted 06-06-2007 05:53 AM

Welcome back to the best place in town…LumberJocks web site! Comeback and enjoy some woodworking fun.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#12 posted 03-14-2009 05:54 PM

Happy Anniversary! This coming week you will have been a Lumber Jock for 2 years. Thanks for your participation.

-- Gary D.

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#13 posted 03-20-2010 02:59 AM

Well, another year has rolled by. It must have been a fun year because it seems like yesterday when I congratulated you on be a LJ for 2 years. Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary at Lumber Jocks. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit and happy anniversary!

-- Gary D.

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#14 posted 03-24-2010 07:38 AM

Over 3 Years as an LJ… gotta say, that is very impressive… Congrats on your third anniversary…

PS: I look forward to the day I reach this unique milestone…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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