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Location: Antioch, Illinois

My dad was a carpenter that passed on his knowledge of working with wood when I was a kid. I started working with some of his tools when I was about 10 and have been working with wood, and collecting the tools I desired for my shop ever since. (5 decades and still collecting!) I've been a union carpenter in northern Illinois for the last 38 years. With the housing situation not getting any better, I decided to retire this past January. I now spend an ever increasing amount of time in my shop.

-- Woodfella, Northern Illinois

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added project Sortimo Cart 08-03-2017 03:01 PM
added project Scrollsaw Wedding Plaque 08-03-2017 02:37 PM
added project Lego Baseplate Trays 08-03-2017 02:27 PM
added project Gerstner Style Tool Chest 08-16-2015 03:16 PM
added project Display Case 08-09-2015 03:27 PM
replied on Delta LA200 Midi Lathe Belt replacement 06-06-2015 03:23 PM
replied on Ryobi WDS 1600 Drum Sander 04-10-2015 03:56 AM
replied on Ryobi WDS 1600 Drum Sander 04-09-2015 07:22 PM
commented on Belt/Spindle Sander Sled 06-26-2014 02:26 PM
commented on Radiator Cover 06-23-2014 03:57 PM
commented on Birdhouse, Gift for Mom 05-06-2014 02:49 PM
added project Steering wheel desk 05-03-2014 07:52 PM
added project A Bookcase for my grandson 05-02-2014 03:39 PM
commented on Treasure Chest 04-21-2014 12:29 PM
added project Treasure Chest 04-21-2014 02:20 AM

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#1 posted 03-13-2010 06:15 PM

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#2 posted 03-13-2010 06:25 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks – The best woodworking community anywhere!

I look forward to seeing your posts and projects.

Share the Love ~ Share the Knowledge

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#3 posted 03-13-2010 06:46 PM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy.


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#4 posted 03-13-2010 07:04 PM

Welcome. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and don’t forget to use pushsticks

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 03-13-2010 07:58 PM


Let me welcome you to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be an interesting, as well as exciting, experience. Have fun and enjoy.

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

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#6 posted 03-13-2010 08:16 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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#7 posted 03-14-2010 12:50 AM

“WELCOME to LJ’s” ….the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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#8 posted 03-14-2010 05:05 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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#9 posted 03-16-2010 07:00 AM

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself a few months ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…


-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#10 posted 03-31-2010 09:12 AM

I too find myself working in my little shop far more often than usual, and the reason is the same as yours :-(
Let’s hope in the future, and for now let’s learn to woodwork better and better!

-- Antonio

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