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Location: High Point NC

Hey everyone. I’m Scott, a resident of High Point NC since 1999. I’ve been an active woodworker all my life, both professionally and as a hobbyist. I am a Trainer for a German owned hardware company, and in years past have managed stores for and or been an Instructor for Shopsmith Inc. in Dayton Ohio, Boston Mass and Columbus Ohio. My woodworking interests tend towards the Shaker and Mission style, but mostly I enjoy restoring tools and building jig and fixtures. My friends make fun of my router obsession, and as far as my wife knows I own 15 routers. I feel a bit like the character that Mel Gibson played in the movie Conspiracy Theory, who had an obsessive compulsion to find the book The Catcher in the Rye, and if he found it he had to buy it! The difference here is I occasionally sell one or give one away, so I don’t feel so bad. I’m into three wheeled cars, wooden gear clocks, corn cob pipes, classic toys and researching US patents. Wow, I just re-read what I just typed and realized what a nerd I am! Oh well, maybe a new router will pacify me. That’s enough for now. Yours in sawdust, Scott

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#1 posted 05-05-2008 04:40 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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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 05-05-2008 04:46 AM

Hello TheDovetailJoint,

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

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

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#3 posted 05-05-2008 04:59 AM

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#4 posted 05-05-2008 05:01 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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#5 posted 05-05-2008 10:52 AM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#6 posted 05-06-2008 12:36 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 05-06-2008 03:42 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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Todd A. Clippinger

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#8 posted 05-06-2008 05:58 AM

Howdy! Welcome to LJ, the best woodworking community anywhere.
I am looking forward to your projects and posts.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#9 posted 05-06-2008 06:04 AM

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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Ad Marketing Guy - Bill

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#10 posted 05-06-2008 01:49 PM

Welcome Scott, your contributions and experience to the community will be great to see.

-- Bill - - Ad-Marketing Guy, Ramsey NJ

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#11 posted 05-07-2008 05:41 AM

Welcome !!! You found (or based on your other post)—-we found YOU!!! This is a good place…

I am really excited to see photos of your shop===I am a newer woodworker…and bought a Shopsmith last year and love it…although you must have many other tools with all your experience would love to know if you are still using SS…

Looking forward to seeing your work…going to add you as a buddy…welcome again…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#12 posted 05-12-2008 11:00 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

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

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#13 posted 05-27-2008 11:52 AM

Enjoy the company, welcome to Lumberjocks. It is a great source of knowledge!

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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#14 posted 05-02-2009 02:31 AM

Congratulations! In the next few days you will have been a Lumber Jock for 1 year! Thanks for your participation.

-- Gary D.

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#15 posted 05-01-2010 02:58 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. 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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