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Location: Royal Oak, MI

After failing woodshop in Junior High back in the 60s it took over 30 years to realize how much I enjoyed woodworking. After building a couple quick flower boxes I figured I was ready to remodel our kitchen. Yeah, silliness is obvious in hindsight, but it turned out okay.

Since then I've practiced and have successfully created piles of sawdust and scrap wood, which is quite useful on the family camping trips. Still the practice is starting to pay off and I think I just might be getting better.


-- Working at Woodworking

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#1 posted 08-14-2007 01:38 AM

Hey! Welcome to LJ!

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

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#2 posted 08-14-2007 01:47 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community. (But watch out for MOT….LOL)

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

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#3 posted 08-14-2007 02:51 AM

Welcome to lj’s ... nice kitchen remodel … cabinets look great

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 08-14-2007 03:33 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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#5 posted 08-14-2007 12:21 PM

Okay, I am overwhelmed by the rapidity of recognition. I wasn’t even done entering my profile before I received welcome messages. Truth be told, I’m here cause I really like the pictures and I’m looking to learn from folks whose skills and knowledge are obviously superior to mine. It would be great to contribute and I’m hoping that I’ll have something to say in the not too distant future.

In the meantime, there’s a fair amount of stuff to look through . . .

-- Working at Woodworking

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#6 posted 08-14-2007 03:32 PM

It this a self portrait Russel? Welcome to the one and the only LumberJocks website. Enjoy your time spent here. Should you have any woodworking questions do not hesitate to ask…Somebody will know the right answer.

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

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 08-14-2007 05:00 PM


-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#8 posted 08-15-2007 02:23 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. It’s great 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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#9 posted 08-15-2007 07:31 AM

Welcome aboard!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Greg Mitchell

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#10 posted 08-16-2007 05:15 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell, [email protected]

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#11 posted 12-30-2007 08:08 PM

Just checked out all your projects so far and you have some real nice work. My favorite’s are the storage bench and the grandfather clocks. Well done. You also have a great website.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#12 posted 02-06-2008 11:51 PM

Thanks for the welcome Russel and comments on my Charlie Brown blog article. Brought tears to my eyes as I was writing it. But I do think it’s one of the greatest gifts a parent can give their kids, the ability to make something with their own hands. And that is the most precious time when you have that kind of one-on-one time with either your parent or your kids.

-- Teri, Kokomo, IN

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#13 posted 07-10-2008 08:08 AM

Hi Russel,

Waldo’s back! Thanks for your message. I just responded tonight so check your inbox! I’m actually close to you proximity-wise now. I’m back home visiting my parents who live in Defiance, Ohio. Ok, so it’s not so close but it’s closer than California! Hope you’re well and business is keeping you busy!

-- Kiersten, Los Angeles,

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#14 posted 07-30-2008 11:28 PM

thank you very much for the comment

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#15 posted 04-29-2009 09:52 PM

You make nice stuff!

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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