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Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan

I have worked with wood off and on for most of my 53 years. I love wood. I have always been turned on by the idea of functional art and wood is a perfect medium for that.

I enjoy being creative and I love the design process. I have started designing and building some furniture, wood box and toy pieces. My real passions are wood furniture and wood boats. I have built a 3rd scale lap strake wherry that is 5 feet long. I did this to learn boat building skills and hope to begin building the full size boat in the next year or two.

I have been selling some of my small work at the typical art & craft shows but hope to build furniture building and woodworking into a retirement career.

I show case my work at

-- Frank Thomas, Grand Rapids, MI

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#1 posted 12-28-2009 06:09 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 12-28-2009 06:51 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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#3 posted 12-28-2009 07:34 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 12-28-2009 10:01 PM

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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#5 posted 12-29-2009 03:08 AM

Hello Frank,

Let me welcome you 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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#6 posted 12-29-2009 03:31 AM

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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#7 posted 12-29-2009 04:28 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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#8 posted 12-29-2009 04:40 AM

Wow.. great welcome committee! Thanks. I look forward to getting to know you all and sharing and learning.

-- Frank Thomas, Grand Rapids, MI

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#9 posted 12-29-2009 05:23 AM

Hello Frank, Welcome to LumberJocks!

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#10 posted 12-29-2009 05:30 AM

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


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#11 posted 12-30-2009 03:57 PM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks. It is a GREAT place to get ideas for your projects and help when you get stuck. There is a ton of information to help you along the way.

Enjoy your time here

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#12 posted 01-04-2010 09:19 AM

Welcome to LJ’s. Nice work on your web site.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#13 posted 01-04-2010 09:21 AM

Thanks Bob. I need to set up eCommerce and finish my blog on building the boat. But it’s fun.

-- Frank Thomas, Grand Rapids, MI

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#14 posted 01-04-2010 11:46 AM

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

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#15 posted 01-21-2010 11:52 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks.Great place hope you enjoy yourself!

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