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Location: Olathe, CO

I've been making sawdust for 50 years. My first woodworking project, that I can remember, was a dog house made out of blackjack pine slabs and used nails. Things have improved some since then, tools and hardware, but I am still learning how to 'cut once' and make it square.

I enjoy woodworking, sewing and computing. I got started sewing when my wife upgraded her sewing machine and left the old one sitting around. Kind of like that old dog house, I started fumbling around and next thing I knew I had a new denim jacket.

I am starting to think about retiring some day and have decided to upgrade some of my tools before I do. I purchased a Shopsmith MarkV in the early '80s and stared replacing it with individual power tools about 15 years ago. When I had pretty much replaced the functionality of it I gave it to my sister for her workshop.

I make furniture items and gifts mostly. I do some spindle and pen turning, and trying to figure out the scroll saw.

-- Buildin' America

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#1 posted 03-09-2012 04:00 AM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 03-09-2012 04:53 AM

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


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#3 posted 03-09-2012 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 03-09-2012 12:20 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

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#5 posted 03-09-2012 03:14 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck

-- Rick

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