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Location: Rupert/Burley area Southern Idaho

I am looking at retirement sometime soon. If i can aford it. Age happens. Money does not always. Starting picking up Wood working hobby a couple a years back after a long absence after High School.

I grew up farming and farmed for a time. Did a lot of machinery repair, welding, mechanical and building some of my own little inventions for the farm. I use to like to go to farm auctions and see the inventions they came up with. You don't see that much any more as farms have gotten larger.

In 2007 I built a teardrop trailer. Built the frame and used rear axle from a VW Rabbit pickup of who knows what year. Built the body and learned a bit about making doors and haning them. Had to learn to build my own cabinets, face frames. Of course it would have been a sin to use any plans. And as I sin enough I did not want to add another to the list.

I now work ( use to work now, the )&^* laid the whole site off end of 2009) for a major computer company in a call center taking calls fixing servers. I love it when I am finishing a project. In the mornings I put on a coat of danish oil and then off to work with a good coat on me. It just feels right. Also a bit of dirt I often drive on on my way to work is a real joy.

-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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#1 posted 07-15-2009 04:05 AM

Welcome to the shop. I look forward to seeing your projects and I hope you enjoy the site. There is alot of good information available from both professionals and amateurs who are willing to share their craft. God Bless!

-- Rusty

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#2 posted 07-15-2009 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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#3 posted 07-15-2009 06:57 AM

Thanks guys for the welcome.

I am a very rank amature and am just picking up woodworking again. I did some back in HS ( graduated 1968 ) I find it very relaxing and after fixing computers all day I come home and find a bit of wood butchery to be just what the Doc. ordered. I really love to rub on a coat of danish oil in the moring just before heading to work. Make sure i wipe my hands on my shirt and pants a few times for good measure.

I love the smell of danish oil in the morning. It smells like freedom.

Right now i am finishing up some wall hangings to sell at our family reunion this weekend. These are a collaboration with my oldest sister. She painted florals on some tiles and i am setting them in wood. One hunk of wood came from the Lazy Boy plant in Tremonton Utah. Thought Max would enjoy that. I am in Southern Idaho.

Will do my profile in a few days.


-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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#4 posted 07-15-2009 07:13 AM

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


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#5 posted 07-15-2009 07:37 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 07-15-2009 11:59 AM

Hello Wolffarmer,

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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#7 posted 07-15-2009 02:32 PM

“Welcome to LJ’s”……The best place to enhance your skills and knowledge.

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#8 posted 07-15-2009 03:03 PM

Welcome aboard !

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#9 posted 07-15-2009 10:55 PM

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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#10 posted 07-16-2009 12:03 PM

Welcome to LJs.

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

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#11 posted 07-18-2009 07:57 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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#12 posted 07-19-2009 05:43 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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#13 posted 08-01-2009 05:37 PM

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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#14 posted 07-10-2010 04:25 AM

Imagine that! A year has almost gone by since you became a Lumber Jock. Congratulations on your anniversary! I look forward to your posts.

-- Gary D.

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