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Location: Walnut Creek, CA
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I retired back in April, 2007. My biggest fear was not having anything to do in retirement or finding something that would only interest me for a few months and then dropping it. I enjoyed woodworking but only had a little training freshman year in high school. After retiring I took a number of woodworking classes at the local adult ed. which gave me the knowledge and confidence to actually do something correctly without cutting off a finger. It's been awhile now and I live in my shop - aka, my garage. As a result of being in my garage I've gotten to know a number of my neighbors, who before were just cars that I waved to in passing.

As for my project list - my wife keeps me very busy. I'll figure I'll be in the garage for a long time just on her current list which continues to grow.

Check out my website for pics of the latest shop dogs and other things.

-- Don

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#1 posted 07-19-2009 11:39 PM

Welcome aboard. Glad to have you join us on Lumberjocks !

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 07-20-2009 12:52 AM

Hello SouthpawCA,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be both a rewarding and an inspirational part of your woodworking adventure.

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

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cabinetmaster

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#3 posted 07-20-2009 01:45 AM

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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Max

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#4 posted 07-20-2009 02:40 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 07-20-2009 03:41 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! Have fun and share the knowledge.

-- Gary D.

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#6 posted 07-20-2009 10:46 AM

Welcome to LJ’s…the best site to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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#7 posted 07-20-2009 11:44 AM

Welcome to LJs.

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

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#8 posted 07-21-2009 03:40 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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EricWrights

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#9 posted 07-21-2009 06:12 AM

Welcome to LJs. Glad to have you here. Looking forward to read about how your projects go.

-- Sawing, sanding, scraping, cutting? Let Rockwell Sonicrafter do the job. http://rockwellsonicrafter.com & A more general blog at http://resay.org

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#10 posted 07-21-2009 07:08 AM

Welcome to LJs a place were there are great people,super projects and fantastic woodworkers.Enjoy.

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos

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Grumpy

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#11 posted 07-21-2009 09:32 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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Kindlingmaker

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#12 posted 07-22-2009 05:10 PM

Welcome northern CA LJ! Your projects look great!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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ND2ELK

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#13 posted 07-23-2009 02:00 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
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Waldschrat

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#14 posted 07-31-2009 09:59 AM

Hey, get used to the list of things to do for friends and family, as soon as they find out that you are working with wood everybody would like something (its always “just a quick job” and “no problem, right?”) ;-)

We have 2 dogs and 2 cats… we lived in Southern Cali, for a while and found it not incredibly dog friendly… as with many places in the States, unfortunatly. We are too dog (pet) lovers and pay attention where to go when its dog friendly. You should check out Germany! Germans are know to treat dogs sometimes better than people! ;-)

-- Nicholas, Cabinet/Furniture Maker, Blue Hill, Maine

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PineInTheAsh

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#15 posted 08-31-2009 01:18 AM

Greetings Don,

A genuine welcome to LJ and hope you post
a detailed narritive and pictures to truly fill us in.

And, yes, there is nothing in the world like Goldens.

Nothing.

—Peter

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