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Location: Santa Clarita Ca. 91384

My Name is Mike and i am 25 years old. i discovered this unique craft of woodworking through an intervention that changed my life from the drugs and alcohol that is now overwhelming my generation. woodworking has givin me the opertunity to express myself in ways that i could not do before. i have been sober now for 4 years and owe all of my recent success to the lord, and all of my emidiate family who have stuck by my side through thick and thin. i have now been woodworking for just over 5 years. during that time i have learned so much. woodworking for me started off as hobby. it slowly turned into a part time job and now i am looking at a lifetime career opurtunity. furniture making, joinery, marquetry, spindle and bowl turning, box making, built ins, and even cabinets. i love it all. i have set my goals high and plan to embark on this journey that all started when i picked up a piece a wood.

-- i can do all things through christ who strengthens me

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#1 posted 06-20-2007 01:37 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the site.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 06-20-2007 04:39 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks! Show us your stuff!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Douglas Bordner

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#3 posted 06-20-2007 08:21 AM

Go get ‘em, pal!
Welcome to the site. I think you’ll find more than a few of us here who found that the saw cuts straighter without the other addiction in the way. Feels good to create something beautiful and worthwhile. And it feels good to achieve a sense of mastery as you build your woodworking skills. I’m really glad you have a young start at a new life. I hope to see you showcase some of your projects soon.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#4 posted 06-20-2007 06:02 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 06-20-2007 07:08 PM

Welcome Aboard Mike. Nice to see another Californian online. We are looking forward to your postings and projects.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#6 posted 06-20-2007 10:05 PM

Welcome to the hobby and lumberjocks! Great story. Congratulations!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#7 posted 06-20-2007 11:31 PM

Welcome to the one and only LumberJocks website. Enjoy your stay.

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

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#8 posted 06-21-2007 02:57 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. We’re glad you stopped by. Make this your home away from the sawdust.

-- 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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#9 posted 06-21-2007 04:08 AM

Glad to see you made your way into woodworking. I’m (and I am sure others are) looking forward to seeing some projects and your workshop.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Mike Shea

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#10 posted 06-21-2007 05:15 AM

wow thanks for all the welcomes, im overwelmed. haha, its nice to know that thiere are so many people that would actually stop by and write me a few words. im looking foward to hearing what other woodworkers have to say about things, seeing as how i have never met one person who shares this hobby with me. i have some friend making to do i geuse. i heard about this site from the notorious wood whisperer who never fails to mention this web site. i thought i would see what all the hype was about and check it out. its actually really cool. i get to show off my work, get answers to all my questions, and talk to other woodworkers. sound sweet to me. im gonna try and figure some things out and post up some pictures of my work, ill talk to some of you soon, and once again thanks for the welcome.

-- i can do all things through christ who strengthens me

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Mike Shea

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#11 posted 06-21-2007 08:23 AM

i just posted some of my projects so checkem out yall. i am having problrms downlaoding my most recent project pictures bacause it is saying that they dont accept uploaded images more than 3mb or somethi’n. does that mean that i need to make the picture smaller? any help would be great thanx i hope to talk to you all verry soon

-- i can do all things through christ who strengthens me

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Bob Babcock

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#12 posted 06-21-2007 02:38 PM

Welcome aboard Mike. Congrats on getting yourself clean. Sawdust is a much healthier addiction.

-- Bob

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#13 posted 06-21-2007 03:04 PM

Hi Mike,


Images: Yes you have to make ‘em smaller.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#14 posted 06-21-2007 07:00 PM

Welcome brother, I too am recovering since 86, even worked in a Drug Rehab went to college for it. Fell and broke my back so I dabble with this as a hobby. Mostly do turnings. But have done other things as well. All I know is my life is better than it ever was and I would’nt trade it for the world. God Bless you for starting young and saving yourself a lifetime of pain. If you need anything just holler. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#15 posted 06-22-2007 02:06 AM

Hi Mike;
”....this journey that all started when i picked up a piece a lumber.”

Ah yes, caught in the grips of the wood and hand-tooling also, good for you! Welcome here to LJ and keep on sharing with us your journey with wood….

Thank you.

-- --frank, NH,

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