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Location: Syracuse, NY

I am new to wood working. I have done some back in middle school and that was shelves. I did do stage craft my junior year, but that was only making plywood scene sets for the school productions.

I went into the Marines straight after High school where I started helping friends build shedds and barns. I did alot of framing, and even helped a friend restore a 26 foot boat. Found out I love working with my hands and building things.

After I was medically retired from the service, I went to college to be an electronic engineer. I started working as a network engineer for a medical records company when I graduated. I found I also loved concept and design.

I moved into a small house and decided that the granny stuff/decor needed to go. I bought a crap load of tools and got started. After 5 years of remodelling/renovations and a few natural mishaps (sewage pipe breaking, furnace giving out, faulty, old wiring that had to be replaced or rerouted, and a windstorm that caused a lot of damage)! I managed to get both floors and landscaping finished.

I was forced to retire last year at age 32, due to my injuries, and be a stay at home father.

Now, I need something to do for stress relief and decided woodworking was the way to go. Besides I would hate to see all these pretty tools go to waste.

Trust me people, I need all the advise I can get...I just built my first drafting table, and man I am glad I am the only one who will see it.

Being an engineer, I do like to chronical everything I do in detail. Hey, you never know, someone might like what I have done and want to duplicate it.

I also do everything in an assembly format...this allows me to keep a photo journal as well.

Please any and all comments are welcome and encouraged.

-- Semper Fi, Randy Sr.

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#1 posted 03-05-2009 11:27 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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#2 posted 03-05-2009 11:30 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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#3 posted 03-06-2009 12:12 AM

Thank you, can anyone tell me how to add my projects….i dont see an add button on anything.

-- Semper Fi, Randy Sr.

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#4 posted 03-06-2009 12:20 AM

Hay Welcome to LJs Its a Great Place

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#5 posted 03-06-2009 12:33 AM

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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#6 posted 03-06-2009 12:55 AM

Hello Randy,

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.

Randy, with respect to adding projects just click on the My Lumberjocks tab in the top right corner of the page. There is a new projects button in the menu that you use to add projects to your gallery.

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

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#7 posted 03-06-2009 02:16 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 your projects and posts.

-- Gary D.

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#8 posted 03-06-2009 03:22 AM

Welcome to LJ’s! Thanks for the kind words on my MC Ball pic. I still work on Lejeune, but as a silly-villian. Looking forward to seeing you projects!

Semper Splinters!

-- christopheralan

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#9 posted 03-06-2009 04:45 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#10 posted 03-06-2009 04:48 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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#11 posted 03-06-2009 05:06 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks, enjoy the community.

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

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#12 posted 03-06-2009 06:01 AM

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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#13 posted 03-06-2009 02:24 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here. Thank you for your service.

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#14 posted 03-06-2009 11:36 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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#15 posted 03-06-2009 11:37 PM

Welcome Randy. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and don’t forget to use pushsticks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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