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I have been " butchering wood" for going on 30years. My college education was in Forestry (Northern Ontario) where I learned a great appreciation of the "Tree" (whether it was standing or laying in a pile of lumber). I can say I enjoy walking through any "bush" identifying the living trees as much as walking through a "woodjocky"s candy store" (hardwood sawmill). Not able to make a reasonable living and the "kids needing shoes", I ended up in Windsor, Ontario (across the "creek" from Detroit) where I have been "fighting fires and saving lives" (in the most modest terms) for almost the same amount of time.
I enjoy building in every facate of construction from the foundation up. I am particular interested in practices and constructions of the past whether it is in a Victorian home or an old New England barn. I enjoy furniture restoration as much as building pieces. In plane simple turns , I enjoy the beauty of the wood from its location in the woodlot, to the piles of lumber in the sawmill; to a finished piece of furniture or natural panelling in the home. I also love the smell of a burning hardwood fire.
I would say I am in my 2nd generation of my workshop. I recently purchased the "Benford 2000, testosterone driven 3hp table saw" (General 3050) and have been updating around it with other quality made tools (ie Dewalt ,Freud, Porter Cable,etc.) I do alot of research before I buy and visit alot to the "tool review sites." I was researching the prospect (I am commited now) of buying the Veritas twin screw bench clamp for my hardwood bench when I came across the Lumberjock website.
I hope in the future to make further contributiions in pictures and articles once I get the hang of this site.

-- AllWood

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#1 posted 02-23-2008 03:22 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! Enjoy yourself.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 02-23-2008 03:28 AM

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 02-23-2008 03:56 AM

Let me welcome you to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be an exciting and interesting aspect of your woodworking adventure.

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

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#4 posted 02-23-2008 04:07 AM

welcome to the community !

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#5 posted 02-23-2008 04:30 AM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#6 posted 02-23-2008 05:03 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 02-23-2008 05:17 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks Allwood. 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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#8 posted 02-23-2008 09:06 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community

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

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#9 posted 02-23-2008 11:37 PM

I have the General (not General International) 3050 with a 3hp and 220 power source. I can tell you it is one fine example of how North American made is so much superior to the foreign imports (made in Quebec). For many years I had a inferior 10” and finally found the “pesos” to spend ($2000). It is solid cast and will last my lifetime plus my sons. I cut 2 1/2 walnut or white oak without a problem. I have the Excalibor fence and precision is what you get for a cabinet table saw. I understand from what I read that the General line is not that plentiful in the US. I did a lot of research and bought it on E-Bay. I travelled 150 miles and brought it home in a snow storm(the weight of 500 lbs in the back of a pick-up gave me lots of traction). I got three strong “boys” and put it in the basement.

-- AllWood

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#10 posted 02-24-2008 03:23 AM

Welcome to the wonderful world of LJ’s (Enjoy) Come on in, The water’s fine, fine, fine. Happy, that you have chosen to join the family.
You can ask, show, teach, learn, and Share woodworking experiences.
There’s something here for anyone that likes working with wood.
Plus new friends
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#11 posted 02-24-2008 07:17 AM

We would like to welcome you to the one and only LumberJocks. If you should need any woodworking question answered, don’t hesitate to ask. Somebody’s gonna have a good answer for you

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#12 posted 03-19-2008 02:42 PM

Welcome to lumber jocks. They are a good group of people who love wood working as much as you do.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#13 posted 02-15-2009 10:28 PM

Happy Anniversary this week! You will have been a Lumber Jock for 1 year. Thanks for your participation.

-- Gary D.

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#14 posted 02-20-2010 02:35 AM

Another year has rolled by. We must be having too much fun, cause it seems like just yesterday when I congratulated you on 1 year.
And now it’s time for: Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary at Lumber Jocks. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit and happy anniversary!

-- Gary D.

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