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Location: Hitchcock, Texas


Born in Galveston, Texas and now reside in Hitchcock, Texas about 15 miles away. I live on about 7 acres just loaded with Pecan and quite a bit of Oak. I think my love of wood began when I started repairing violins, mandolins and other stringed instruments a few years ago. I had cut a couple of trees one time and burned them in the fireplace and cooked with the wood. I have nothing against wood for fuel but after the recent hurricane Ike that pounded this area I lost a few large Pecan trees, started looking at the logs and decided I needed to somehow get this stuff in peoples homes because I don't want to see it go up in smoke or rot to the ground. So like others I find myself hear and also like some others I am wondering just how I will deal with these logs but I will. I just love wood too much.

-- Dan Benson---Hitchcock, Texas......Got wood?

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#1 posted 03-10-2009 04:42 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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#2 posted 03-10-2009 05:07 PM

Hey Max, I sure appreciate the big Welcome! I just did a short update to my profile and got a picture on here so I am off and running, well probably just walking because I always have too many irons in the fire and this recent wood thing of mine is just one of them although regarding the wood in particular I must get it off the ground by the end of summer lest it begin its melding to the ground. A whole lot of Pecan from Hurricane Ike and tons more standing although I certainly have no intention to clear cut the place!

-- Dan Benson---Hitchcock, Texas......Got wood?

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#3 posted 03-10-2009 05:19 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks….It will be a great resource for you and your projects. There are a bunch of great people here willing to help……have fun….Looking forward to your projects and posts….. WARNING: Visiting LumberJocks has proven to be addictive.

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#4 posted 03-10-2009 05:25 PM

Thanks Todd!

-- Dan Benson---Hitchcock, Texas......Got wood?

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#5 posted 03-10-2009 07:54 PM

Hello HardWoodHead,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be both an exciting and an inspirational part of your woodworking journey.

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

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#6 posted 03-10-2009 08:01 PM

Hello Scott and thank you very much for the nice welcome! I think I am going to love this place.

-- Dan Benson---Hitchcock, Texas......Got wood?

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#7 posted 03-10-2009 10:39 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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#8 posted 03-10-2009 10:44 PM

Thanks Jerry! Yeah this place is awesome. Forget Facebook.

-- Dan Benson---Hitchcock, Texas......Got wood?

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#9 posted 03-11-2009 02:35 AM

Welcome ro Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#10 posted 03-11-2009 02:41 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 love this site, I hope you will enjoy it too.

Look forward to seeing more of your projects and posts.

-- Gary D.

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#11 posted 03-12-2009 04:04 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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#12 posted 03-12-2009 04:24 AM

Hello Karson. I sure appreciate all the wecomes! I haven’t got any picture of the shop or projects yet but they will come soon. I do have some pretty good news though. A friend in North Carolina is going to send me a bit of wormy Chestnut which I have never seen in person. I only recently learned a bit about that now historic stand that was all but wiped out starting in 1904 so it is pretty fortunate to be coming across some. It was gleaned from a farm house or barn or something which I hear is fairly common if you have the time to do the salvage. Talk to you soon.

-- Dan Benson---Hitchcock, Texas......Got wood?

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#13 posted 03-12-2009 04:26 AM

Gary: Thanks for the welcome. I look forward to looking at all you guy’s stuff and learning as well.

-- Dan Benson---Hitchcock, Texas......Got wood?

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#14 posted 03-13-2009 07:31 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#15 posted 03-13-2009 11:48 PM

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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