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Location: Puyallup, WA 98374

Hi all,

I've always liked working with wood and have built many things starting with a flimsy soap box derby at grade school age, a chicken coop at high school age, various book shelves at young adulthood, and a toy box that endured through my son's rearing age through his adulthood and is now being used by my grandson who is now 8 years old. That toy box is over 30 years old and just as functional as it was when I first finished it. Nothing has been done to it to keep in its present condition. I was totally surprised when my grandson pointed it out to me, proudly mentioning that it was his dad's toy box and now his, and claiming that he knew that I had built it.

Now after retiring from the Army after 24 years of service and from a second career of government contracting work, I'm more or less, looking to wood working to keep me occupied while at home and not on the river attempting to lure a salmon or steelhead with a fly I've tied. At 60 years of age and appreciative that I am able to keep an active lifestyle, I'm looking forward to converting the garage to a part-time wood shop. That will give me an excuse to finally clear it out of all the items I've stored in there for almost a decade. The lady of the house is skeptical but I'm being optimistic. I'm looking forward to exchanging ideas, tips, tricks, and techniques with members of LJ's and the camaraderie it brings.

-- There he stands, draped in more equipment than a telephone lineman, trying to outwit an organism with a brain no bigger than a breadcrumb, and getting licked in the process. ~Paul O'Neil, 1965

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#1 posted 10-15-2009 11:56 AM

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

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#2 posted 10-15-2009 12:46 PM

Hello FlyFishingGuy,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be an interesting, as well as exciting, experience. Have fun and enjoy.

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

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#3 posted 10-15-2009 01:47 PM

Hey there, glad to see another person join the LumberJocks community! It’s a great place to meet new people, post projects, ask questions and so much more, hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Welcome!

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#4 posted 10-15-2009 02:31 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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#5 posted 10-15-2009 04:55 PM

Welcome aboard. Nice to have you join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#6 posted 10-15-2009 05:42 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 10-15-2009 06:14 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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#8 posted 10-16-2009 01:42 AM

Welcome to LJs a place were there are great people,super projects and outstanding woodworkers.Enjoy

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#9 posted 10-16-2009 01:59 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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