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Location: Shepherd, Montana

I grew up in the small town of Shepherd, Montana. A lot of my youth was spent in the outdoors hunting, fishing, trapping, and camping. I love anything outdoors. At around age 10 i started trapping and immediately fell in love with it. I also ride motorcycles. I havent raced for a couple years though. When i got into junior high i started taking woodshop classes. I had a hard time making projects come out square and the teacher wouldnt help me much so i gave up on woodworking for the next two years. When i was a freshman in high school, the school hired a gentleman to do some drywall work in the shop. After he was there for a week he called me over to him. He asked me why i was just goofing off and wasnt building something. I explained how i didnt know very much and how frustrated it made me that noone would teach me. He suggested trying to make something on the scrollsaw. He took me over to it and showed me how to use it. He then drew me up a simple pattern to practice with. Instantly i was hooked. I loved it! Pretty soon i was spending my lunch and study hall periods out in the shop doing cut outs. Ever since that day 7 years ago i have been doing fretwork. Its an awesome way to relax. I can never thank that gentleman enough for showing me the way.
I look forward to all the great people i will meet on lumberjocks. Thank you Todd for referring me to this site

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#1 posted 04-14-2009 06:22 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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#2 posted 04-14-2009 07:22 PM

Hello Chad,

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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#3 posted 04-14-2009 10:59 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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#4 posted 04-14-2009 11:00 PM

I just realized it must be Chad from Pittsburgh Paint – Right?

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#5 posted 04-14-2009 11:27 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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#6 posted 04-14-2009 11:39 PM

Welcome to the family, pull up a stump and sit awhile. You are fortunate to have a LJ like Todd close at hand to call upon. Don’t be reluctant to ask him anything about woodworking, many of the rest of us do. Your going to like it here and all of use, including you have something to share, welcome.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#7 posted 04-14-2009 11:56 PM

welcome to LJ !!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#8 posted 04-15-2009 12:01 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks….It will be a great resource for you and your projects. There are a bunch of great people here willing to help……have fun….Looking forward to your projects and posts….. WARNING: Visiting LumberJocks has proven to be addictive.

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#9 posted 04-15-2009 12:39 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks…............great to have you, and I am sure you are really going to enjoy this site!

-- Robin Renee'

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#10 posted 04-15-2009 01:34 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! This is a great place to get – or give – advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are a wonderful source of new ideas. I love this site, I hope you will enjoy it too.

Look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

-- Gary D.

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#11 posted 04-15-2009 01:35 AM

Welcome Chad. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see more of 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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#12 posted 04-15-2009 02:43 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#13 posted 04-15-2009 10:45 AM

Welcome aboard!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#14 posted 04-15-2009 02:11 PM

I’m looking forward to seeing your posts.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#15 posted 04-16-2009 02:54 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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