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Location: Marshall, VA

I got hooked on saw dust when I was 13 in shop class. Later in my teens I made a few bucks here and there building big custom fit speaker boxs for my buddies cars.
I became a professional by accident. I was 20 and working at KFC a friend was working at a library furniture outfit and told me they needed help. I started out making tabletops and moved on to case work before we parted ways. Next I put in time at a fine furniture factory, but that was all production work so once again I moved on. The past seven years I've been a cabinet maker with an AWI certified company.
I get to a variety of work ranging from residential kitchens and librarys to judges benches and court rooms to hotel paneling and ballrooms.

The thing that sucks about getting paid to do woodwork is by the time you get done at work you don't feel like doing anything at home.

The nice thing is I can go in on the weekend and use the shop for my own stuff so I don't have to kick out big bucks for machinery and equipment.

The nicest thing is the great big boxes of scrap wood that are there for the taking. Lots of free turning blocks.

-- We can't all be heroes, somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by. (Will Rogers 1879-1935)

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#1 posted 02-23-2008 05:53 PM

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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#2 posted 02-23-2008 06:06 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#3 posted 02-23-2008 06:26 PM

Let me welcome you to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be a rewarding aspect of your woodworking adventure.

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

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#4 posted 02-23-2008 07:40 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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#5 posted 02-23-2008 10:50 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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#6 posted 02-24-2008 03:28 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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#7 posted 02-24-2008 07:16 AM

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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#8 posted 02-24-2008 07:27 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community

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

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#9 posted 02-25-2008 02:42 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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#10 posted 02-25-2008 03:04 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Good to see another Virginian aboard.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#11 posted 02-15-2009 10:29 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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