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I way an auto mech for Goodyear 18 years I way hurt on the job and had to retire. So for the last 12 years the love of my life and I have own a new home detailing business (cleaning) . At one time we were the largest detailing company in Colorado Springs. With the slow down in building we let all our employees go. So now the wife and I can work when and where we want to. This move gives the wife and I more time for wood working. And yes she is a wood workers to.
I learned my woodworking skills from my grandfather some 40 years ago. He was all old school hand saw and brace and bit man. The wife and I love the smell of saw dust. So we have done a lot of we projects. I like to build wooden replicas of construction equipment, big rigs and pre 1930 auto. The only problem is I have run out of space. So I am now into turning wooden hollow globe ornaments pens and other small turnings things what don't take up much room. The wife does scroll saw work and intarsia.
We are members of a number of other forum but be far this group of wood chewers is the best I have seen. I am glad to be member of the group, Keep the saw dust flying and be safe. coloradobob

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#1 posted 09-01-2008 03:15 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#2 posted 09-01-2008 03:59 PM

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#3 posted 09-01-2008 04:39 PM


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#4 posted 09-01-2008 04:54 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! It’s a great place with great people, and, oh yeah, there’s the woodworking! Have fun and play safe! :)

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit and sign up for my project updates!

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#5 posted 09-01-2008 05:36 PM

Welcome to LJ’s

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#6 posted 09-01-2008 06:32 PM

Hello Coloradobob,

Welcome to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be an exciting and rewarding part of your woodworking journey.

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

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#7 posted 09-01-2008 06:55 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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#8 posted 09-02-2008 02:28 AM

Welcome to LJs!! Glad you have joined us!!

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#9 posted 09-02-2008 03:08 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 09-02-2008 10:36 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks Bob. 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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#11 posted 09-03-2008 06:33 AM

Welcome to LJ’s. It’s a wonderful place!

-- David, O.C., California

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#12 posted 09-05-2008 10:10 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks, it looks like you have some real interesting projects. My son would love to see some pictures of your ‘Mighty Machines’. I used to be a heavy equipment operator (many years ago) and still have a soft spot for the smell of deisel and hydraulic oil.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#13 posted 09-06-2008 02:00 PM

I really like to see more Toy builder join here…..Never enough of us guys/gals. Welcome aboard.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#14 posted 09-06-2008 02:44 PM

Welcome. I was born and raised near Greeley and really miss the mountains. My uncle lives in the Springs and also does intarsia. Maybe you would like to meet him.

-- Joe

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#15 posted 08-29-2009 07:49 AM

Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary as a Lumber Jock!

-- Gary D.

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