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Location: Langley BC Canada

I live in Fort Langley British Columbia with my wife and two kids plus our Australian Shepherd named Baron. I have been woodworking since about 1990. My workshop is a 2 car garage which is fairly well equipped. I am in the Emergency Medical Services field as an instructor which tends to be very demanding so I find woodworking to be almost therapeutic. When I am in the shop, everything else gets left behind. I find it tremendously rewarding to create furniture and keepsakes for the enjoyment of my family, friends and myself.

My woodworking consists of a wide variety, everything from building my own kitchen cabinets to furniture and a myriad of other projects. Recently through a Lee Valley course I caught the turning bug and am now also exploring that area of woodworking. My wife took that course with me and also caught the bug which is great.

Interestingly my first exposure to woodworking was many years ago in high school (grade 9). I recall that my teacher passed me on the condition that I never touch another woodworking tool again. He was a very poor teacher and did more to dissuade my interest than anything else. I recall that wood shop was a tremendously unpopular class with students which is a shame. Due to this experience I never even considered woodworking again until I was in my late 30's. At that time my father in law, who is an avid woodworker, prompted me to explore the hobby once again. I'm very grateful to him for that.

My other constant source of encouragement and learning is right here, all the wonderful folks who post comments, projects, tips, blogs and reviews on Lumberjocks! You are an inspiration to me!

LJ member since June 2008

-- Jim in Langley BC Canada ---

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#1 posted 06-03-2008 07:02 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

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

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#2 posted 06-03-2008 07:23 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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#3 posted 06-03-2008 08:13 AM

Welcome to LJs. mike

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

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#4 posted 06-03-2008 08:58 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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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 06-03-2008 12:04 PM

Hello SeaQuest,

Let me welcome you to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be an exciting and rewarding part of your woodworking adventure.

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

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Paul D

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#6 posted 06-03-2008 01:47 PM

Welcome to LJs !! Glad you have joined us !!

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#7 posted 06-03-2008 06:34 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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#8 posted 06-04-2008 10:57 PM

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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#9 posted 06-05-2008 05:33 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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#10 posted 06-08-2008 03:21 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#11 posted 06-11-2008 07:07 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

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

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#12 posted 07-05-2008 06:52 PM

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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#13 posted 07-09-2008 01:56 AM

Welcome to lumberjocks. I hope you take advantage of all the possibilities LJ’s offers.

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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#14 posted 05-30-2009 04:04 AM

Happy Anniversary! By my calculations, you will have been a Lumber Jock for 1 year on Wednesday, June 3rd. Thanks for being a part of this.

-- Gary D.

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#15 posted 05-30-2009 04:08 AM

Thank you Bureaucrat! I’ve become a real fan of Lumberjocks. It’s my favorite wood working site!

-- Jim in Langley BC Canada ---

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