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Location: Millersville, MD
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I am a retired Air Force mustang, almost 8 years enlisted and a little over 12 years as an officer. During that time I did 6 over seas tours in Europe and Asia. If you were to guess that involved a lot of moving around you’d be right. This sort of put a damper on getting seriously into anything like woodworking, but I did end up with a collection of weird sized nuts and bolts in my parts bins.

After retirement I took a job that involved a fair amount of travel. I made at least twos visits involving an overnight stay to every state in the US, and I have been in every state capital except Juno. When I wasn’t on the road, I averaged about 3 to 4 hours a day commuting to and from the office. Needless to say, this didn’t encourage me to get involved in any serious extra curricular activities, either.

I recently went through a health thingy that raised the possibility that I might be in a wheelchair and frequently unable to control the tremors of my arms and legs. It is too complicated to explain here, but I got lucky and found some health care folks that helped me recover from that. This, finally, got my attention. I decided that if I was ever going to jump into woodworking, I’d better do it now because you can’t always assume there will be time to do it later.

So, I after that I jumped in. I quickly found that even though I knew I had a lot to learn, I was more ignorant than I ever thought. I’ve learned a bundle from reading posts on this forum. I've also learned a great deal from hands on training at the School at Annapolis Woodworks. If you are in the Baltimore-Washington-Annapolis area, I recommend you check it out.

-- Ride the bevel!

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#1 posted 02-01-2013 12:00 AM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy !
Because I often get asked questions by new members I’ve included the answers to the most( FAQ) along with my welcoming message to LJs.
You should know that posting questions or projects here (your profile page) will not get you very many responses’ just because it’s your profile page not part of a main forum. To post in a main forum read below.
Want to know how to post something?
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Just for the record even though I have a large number of post I’m not involved with LJs management ,I’m just another member.

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#2 posted 02-01-2013 12:04 AM

I am new here. Just getting started on setting up shop and learning (or relearning) how to use tools, mostly had tools for now. I have a lot to learn.

-- Ride the bevel!

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#3 posted 02-01-2013 12:47 AM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#4 posted 12-21-2018 10:30 PM

An old friend has come to stay with me. Troy at Annapolis Woodworks decided to sell one of his lathes. Just happened to be the one I used for almost all of the wood turning classes I took there. Deciding to buy it was not a difficult decision. Pretty much everything I know about wood turning, I learned own this lathe. I am so happy to see it set up in my own shop now.

-- Ride the bevel!

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