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Location: Lubbock Texas
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I am a retired construction Sheetmetal foreman. I now make and sell wooden items at craft fairs. Lots of small boxes with inlaid images in the hinged lid, and toys, along with some trunks,wooden vases, and crosses I have made.
I started my wood working by trying relief carving and looking for things to carve on. I made some fireplace bellows and boxes for this. I no longer do much carving.
Some of the first projects I made were functioning fireplace bellows with decorative fronts. I also made them with inlaid, tooled, leather fronts. I spend about 35 hours a week in my workshop. Life is good!

-- No PHD just a DD214 Lubbock Texas

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a1Jim

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#1 posted 05-27-2010 04:36 AM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#2 posted 05-27-2010 05:12 AM

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself a few months ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…

Wisty

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

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Max

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#3 posted 05-27-2010 05:21 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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#4 posted 05-27-2010 03:22 PM

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#5 posted 05-27-2010 03:37 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. It’s always a pleasure to welcome a fellow Wisconsin guy to LJ. I look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

To get the most feedback on your projects, it’s best to only post 1 or 2 at a time. This way you will get feedback over several days and from a wide variety of members.

Please enjoy your membership.

-- Gary D.

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#6 posted 05-27-2010 05:34 PM

If you like working with wood, you’re in the right place. Welcome!

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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ND2ELK

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#7 posted 05-28-2010 12:09 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
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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HallTree

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#8 posted 05-28-2010 03:21 AM

Welcome. 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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Jim Finn

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#9 posted 05-28-2010 03:32 AM

Thank you all for the warm welcome

-- No PHD just a DD214 Lubbock Texas

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Splinterman

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#10 posted 05-28-2010 10:41 AM

“WELCOME to LJ’s” ….the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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a1Jim

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#11 posted 05-28-2010 05:48 PM

A1 Jims welcome wagon

Here is a list of links that might be helpful for new members
Posting photos http://lumberjocks.com/GaryK/blog/8899
Who to contact regarding Lumber jocks questions
Martin Sojka http://lumberjocks.com/messages/new/msojka
Getting started http://lumberjocks.com/help/getting-started
Reading and commenting http://lumberjocks.com/help/reading-commenting
Finding information http://lumberjocks.com/help/finding-information

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos

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DAWG

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#12 posted 05-30-2010 05:59 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks I hope you enjoy this site as much as I do, I’m sure you will.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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Beginningwoodworker

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#13 posted 06-14-2010 02:09 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks!

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dbray45

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#14 posted 11-15-2010 05:57 PM

Glad to include you into the “buddies” category. Having been in commercial HVAC, I am aware of what sheetmetal workers do. It is arguably one of the easiest industries to loose an appendage, more so than woodworking.

I am new to LJs and still trying to figure out how this place works.

-- David in Palm Bay, FL

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warden4u

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#15 posted 05-23-2013 03:09 AM

JIM FINN HAVE YOU EVER HAD SEEN ANY OTHER GRIZZLY DDRUMSANDERS WORK?
I’M WANTING TO BUY
G1066Z 24” Drum Sander w/ VS

-- Charles, Kiefer, Oklahoma, http://www.woodworker.com

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