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Location: Wilmington, NC USA

Retired research Librarian, Counselor, Carpenter, Mechanic, etc.

I've been involved in hand tool woodworking for decades, it's history, the use of tools and in general, all things early crafts, trades and industries.

Publisher of The Toolemera Press reprints of classic books on early tools, trades and industries

Living in North Carolina now, originally from New Hyde Park, Long Island, NY, then Stony Brook, LI, NY, then Boston, then Wilmington NC. I do move a bit.


-- Gary Roberts,

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#1 posted 02-16-2010 07:31 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.

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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#2 posted 02-16-2010 07:38 AM

Welcome back!

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

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#3 posted 02-16-2010 07:44 AM

Welcome to Ljs a place were there great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy.


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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 02-16-2010 12:47 PM


Let me welcome you back 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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#5 posted 02-16-2010 04:34 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#6 posted 02-16-2010 07:15 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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#7 posted 02-16-2010 07:57 PM

Welcome Gary, glad you’ve joined us!

-- Bill, Florida

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Gary Roberts

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#8 posted 02-16-2010 08:11 PM

And someday I’ll get a photo taken of myself to replace the little woodworker! I simply never get around to it.

-- Gary Roberts,

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#9 posted 02-17-2010 06:00 AM

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

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#10 posted 02-17-2010 09:09 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…


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

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#11 posted 02-19-2010 06:59 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks – The best woodworking community anywhere!

I look forward to seeing your posts and projects.

Share the Love ~ Share the Knowledge

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#12 posted 02-26-2010 02:56 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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#13 posted 08-23-2011 03:14 PM

We share the same love wood and books. I have wandered to your site recently and I will be spending quite a bit of time there.

Happy Shavings!

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#14 posted 08-23-2011 09:02 PM

maybe LJ needs a new forum just to talk about books?

-- Gary Roberts,

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