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Location: Up North

Grew up on a farm with lots of woodworking tools in the shop, though not much time to use them for hobbies. Later, taught adult ed shop and decoy carving in Southfield, Michigan. Worked with Gilchrist-Bahns on their toy designs and produced over 800 children's toys for charities.

-- Sir Robert

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added project Enderle Garden Bench 07-07-2009 11:10 PM
commented on Box Corner Framing Jig (Inexpensive Home-Made) 04-10-2009 04:22 PM
commented on Box Corner Framing Jig (Inexpensive Home-Made) 04-10-2009 04:20 PM
commented on Decoy-Mallard Drake 04-10-2009 04:15 PM
commented on Decoy-Mallard Drake 04-10-2009 04:12 PM
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commented on Decoy-Mallard Drake 04-10-2009 04:09 PM
added project Box Corner Framing Jig (Inexpensive Home-Made) 04-07-2009 09:02 PM
added project Decoy-Mallard Drake 04-06-2009 04:18 PM
commented on LJ Michigan Picnic 04-06-2009 04:07 PM
commented on 17 Foot Dining Room Table #1: Latest Commission 01-26-2009 05:03 AM
commented on Small Entertainment Cabinet #1: Still progressing 01-11-2009 05:41 PM
commented on Pen & Pencil Desk Set 12-07-2008 05:19 AM
commented on Lazy Susan 12-07-2008 05:16 AM
replied on Why I decided to remove Oestrus project 11-16-2008 09:59 PM

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#1 posted 02-18-2008 02:10 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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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 02-18-2008 05:22 AM

Let me welcome you to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be an interesting and enriching 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 02-18-2008 05:45 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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#4 posted 02-18-2008 08:14 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community

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

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#5 posted 02-18-2008 10:04 AM

Welcome to the wonderful world of LJ’s (Enjoy) Come on in, The water’s fine, fine, fine. Happy, that you have chosen to join the family.
You can ask, show, teach, learn, and Share woodworking experiences.
There’s something here for anyone that likes working with wood.
Plus new friends
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#6 posted 02-18-2008 11:49 AM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#7 posted 02-18-2008 12:19 PM

welcome to the community !

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#8 posted 02-21-2008 05:47 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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#9 posted 02-22-2008 02:04 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. 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.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 02-25-2008 11:02 PM

From down south…just a little bit…We would like to welcome you to the one and only LumberJocks. If you should need any woodworking question answered, don’t hesitate to ask. Somebody’s gonna have a good answer for you.

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

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#11 posted 04-01-2008 01:16 AM


My son’s father-in-law works for Sterling Saw Blades in New York. He sent me a 1/2-inch meat/bone bandsaw blade that is out of this world for straight cuts, especially resawing. The blade leaves both sides of the kerf looking like they’ve already been rough sanded. I’m sure you can get the blades elsewhere, but Bob Smykla at Sterling would surely love to get more business. or phone 800-828-1180 and tell him Ryan’s dad sent you.

-- Sir Robert

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Paul D

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#12 posted 04-01-2008 04:45 PM

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

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#13 posted 09-21-2008 04:03 AM


I see that you say you are from SE Michigan. I’m also an old farm boy from down in Lenawee County. unfortunately I’m up in Jackson now. I was just curious where you were from.


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#14 posted 09-21-2008 06:26 AM

I grew up on a dairy farm near Owendale, Michigan, located in the Thumb Area of the lower penninsula. My Dad and Uncle had a decent machine shop with enough woodworking tools to whet my appetite. I helped build several of our barns and storage sheds, but it wasn’t ‘til I got married and moved to the Detroit area that I became really engrossed in woodworking. I taught duck decoy carving classes for an adult enrichment program in Southfield, a suburb of Detroit. I later formed a small toymaking team. We built over 800 wooden toy trains, trucks and bath tub boats to give as Christmas gifts to underprivileged children. It’s been a long time since the days on the farm, but I still have some of Dad’s old tools as cherished items in my modest garage workshop.

-- Sir Robert

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#15 posted 02-15-2009 10:21 PM

Happy Anniversary this week! You will have been a Lumber Jock for 1 year. Thanks for your participation.

-- Gary D.

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