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Location: Baytown, TX

I'm not really a fine woodworker but I do enjoy building with wood. I did build some cabinetry into a house I owned a few years ago and that project turned out pretty well. I've built more radio controlled airplanes than I can count. I've also repaired and restored a few older full sized airplanes with plenty of wood in them. The biggest and most interesting was a Boeing PT-17 Stearman. The ribs in the Stearman are spruce with mahogany ply gussets. I've also worked on a number of small aerobatic competition planes including the aircraft of Debby Rihn-Harvey who has been on the US Aerobatic team for about 20 years running. My woodworking interests lie mostly with home improvements. My shop tools consist of a 10" Craftsman table saw, 12" Craftsman band saw, 20" Craftsman scroll saw, some drill presses, sanding and grinding stations, a miter saw and welding equipment. All of the Craftsman tools are old and solid.

Update May 2020: Now retired, moved back near the old stomping grounds on the outskirts of Houston. NO SHOP at the new house but plans have been approved by the city and I'm looking for a contractor. Lots of cabinets and benches to build once the shop is done.

-- David

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#1 posted 04-02-2008 12:39 AM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#2 posted 04-02-2008 12:43 AM

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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#3 posted 04-02-2008 12:50 AM

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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#4 posted 04-02-2008 01:20 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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#5 posted 04-02-2008 02:36 AM

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

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#6 posted 04-02-2008 02:43 AM

Hello David,

Let me welcome you to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be an exciting and rewarding aspect 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 04-02-2008 04:28 AM

Thanks for the welcome. I found the site looking for a blade guard for my old Craftsman radial arm saw. I bought it from my idiot neighbor who didn’t like the guard so he took it off and threw it away. Mine’s too old to upgrade but it’s too good to destroy. Even teh old guard from an upgraded saw would be a huge improvement over no guard. I built a 16×20workshop with it, without the guard, but as I’ve gotten older I just don’t enjoy the exposed whirling blade as much as I once did. If anyone has an old, unwanted blade guard I would apperciate a note.


-- David

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#8 posted 04-02-2008 06:38 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

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

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#9 posted 04-05-2008 02:52 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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#10 posted 05-03-2008 04:53 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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