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Location: Depoe Bay, Oregon

I am a hobbyist woodworker who has played around with woodworking for many years but never got too serious about it. Now that I have retired, I am spending more time at this, buying more tools and constantly learning. I am beginning to move past the stage of not being able to clearly distinguish my butt from a hole in the ground to basic competency.

What I love about woodworking is the ability to meld my right brain and left brain functions into a product that is logically developed, functional, creatively shaped (product and/or process) and aesthetically pleasing. After a professional career that seldom yielded tangible, visible rewards, I am finding woodworking to be incredibly satisfying. Like anything, I find moments of frustration. On the other hand, the pleasure of the product causes me, at times, to covertly stare at the results in a way that would publicly be embarrassing. Sort of a closet glee. Woodworking helps to make my life good.

I really appreciate this forum and look forward to years of participation.

¡Que le vaya bien!

-- Todos los dias aprendemos algo nuevo.

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#1 posted 07-23-2009 05:03 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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#2 posted 07-23-2009 05:12 PM

Hello Geedubs,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be both a rewarding and an inspirational part of your woodworking adventure.

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

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#3 posted 07-23-2009 05:16 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 07-23-2009 05:54 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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#5 posted 07-23-2009 11:31 PM

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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#6 posted 07-23-2009 11:38 PM

Thanks for all the welcomes. I look forward to increasing my knowledge with the help of all of your collective experiences. I am already beginning to understand the addictive element….

-- Todos los dias aprendemos algo nuevo.

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#7 posted 07-24-2009 01:50 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! Have fun and share the knowledge.

-- Gary D.

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#8 posted 07-24-2009 01:55 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks . This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 07-24-2009 03:28 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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#10 posted 07-24-2009 07:21 AM

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


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#11 posted 07-25-2009 11:04 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks. 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.

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

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#12 posted 08-08-2009 08:04 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks, I hope you enjoy your stay here.

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#13 posted 07-17-2010 05:30 AM

Imagine that! A year has almost gone by since you became a Lumber Jock. Congratulations on your anniversary! I look forward to your posts.

-- Gary D.

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#14 posted 07-17-2010 04:18 PM

Thanks Bureaucrat.

-- Todos los dias aprendemos algo nuevo.

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