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Location: Arthur, NE

I live in an extremely rural area in western Nebraska. I was born and raised here and grew up on a ranch. I've been interested in woodworking literally as long as i can remember and got really hooked when my parents let me commandeer an 8' x 10' shed as a child and turn it into my 1st workshop. I've since upgraded 1st to my 16 x 30 garage, and now a 25' x 60' building. I also own/operate a half-assed construction company and the nearest lumberyard is 40 miles away so unfortunately my workshop is more often than not overrun with building materials. I love my job. If nothing else it gives me an excuse to buy power tools and then the ability to write them off as a business expense! lol I love creating things. I'm not a terribly religious person but I do feel like I'm doing what I was put here to do. Something about taking a pile of lumber and creating something from it that people can enjoy gives me tremendous satisfaction. I've built everything from small hand carvings to a new 4,000 + sq. ft. home and everything in between. I have a special interest in making furniture from barnwood and other re-cycled woods and honestly if I could figure out how to make money at it, this is what I would do for a living. I have 3 boys ages 8, 4, and 3, and they are pretty much my life. Not sure what I'll do when they grow up and start lives of their own.

-- It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. - Harry S. Truman

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#1 posted 01-07-2012 02:28 AM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#2 posted 01-07-2012 03:41 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks – you could not find a better bunch of woodworkers anywhere on the planet!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#3 posted 01-07-2012 04:19 AM

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

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#4 posted 01-07-2012 06:34 AM

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

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#5 posted 01-07-2012 05:33 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks!

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#6 posted 01-08-2012 02:56 AM

Glad to see that you have made LumberJocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

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