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Location: Oakridge, OR

Born and raised in Idaho, worked for the local school district in buildings and grounds for ...oh...a hundred years or so. Gave that up and did caretaking on the Oregon coast for awhile. Retired and bought a home in Ecuador. After a few years of that I decided a guy can only sit on the porch and watch the hummingbirds for so long. So I got a job as a caretaker of a mountain community in the Colorado Rockies. Plenty of time to roam over 700+ acres of beautiful forest and collect wood that speaks to me as I wander past. As my good friend and neighbor puts it, trees that have lived a good, long and sometimes rough life can be given another 50 or even 100 years life through unique wood projects. I take home unique pieces and usually let them set until they speak to me and tell me what wonderful project they might be best suited for....sometimes it works and sometimes I get lots of woodworking practice and end up with a nice piece of firewood for those chilly winter evenings. I like working with natural, rustic pieces as much as possible but use dimensional lumber too, preferably recycled / barn wood. After 10 great years in Colorado I am now retired to the Willamette National Forest in Oregon. Oh, there's lots of wood here. I will have an operational shop again soon and you will be seeing much more of me here on LumberJocks.

-- Flying MLB *** A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

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added project Juniper Live Edge Flute Stand 10-18-2015 06:30 PM
commented on Barnwood Console Table 10-05-2015 02:28 PM
commented on Wine rack 08-08-2015 11:53 PM
commented on More things you can make from Old Barn Wood 06-25-2015 01:37 PM
added project Rustic Bench in Paute Ecuador 03-11-2015 05:49 PM
commented on Fishing Rod Holder 11-25-2014 04:33 PM
commented on Gimbal Table 11-25-2014 04:29 PM
commented on my scond cradle - 1s great grandson 11-01-2014 07:05 PM
commented on First Tobacco pipe 10-30-2014 04:52 PM
commented on Redwood Burl chandelier 10-28-2014 08:22 PM
commented on End grain oval of circles cutting board 10-11-2014 09:03 PM
commented on Large beetle-kill bowl 09-29-2014 07:09 PM
commented on Mesquite butcher block. End grain. 09-26-2014 02:18 AM
commented on Hickory Salt box 09-22-2014 11:02 PM
added project Neighbor's Mailbox 09-20-2014 11:26 PM

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#1 posted 10-12-2010 11:58 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#2 posted 10-13-2010 12:01 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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#3 posted 10-13-2010 12:42 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 10-13-2010 12:58 AM

“WELCOME” – to LJ’s….Enjoy the experience.

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#5 posted 10-13-2010 01:54 AM

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 look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

Please enjoy your membership

-- Gary D.

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#6 posted 10-13-2010 02:41 AM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#7 posted 10-13-2010 03:29 AM

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


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#8 posted 10-13-2010 11:24 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! The greatest site around, you love it in here.

WARNING—you will be addicted to here with all the good stuff and people on here… LOL

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 10-16-2010 07:15 AM

Hey, Mike,

Glad to see you on board. Hope you have as much fun with this site as I do!


-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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#10 posted 10-18-2010 05:08 PM

Welcome! Hope you enjoy it here!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#11 posted 12-10-2010 06:58 PM

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself a little over a year 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…


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

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#12 posted 06-29-2012 04:48 PM

Hey Mike, you wrote me about making flutes, glad to help, email me at [email protected] as it is easier to communicate, at least for me

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