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Location: MICHigan, 40 miles north of Detroit

There is nothing like the smell of sawdust with my coffee in the morning!

I've been working with wood for about 30 years, and also have a degree in drafting and design. After 20 years in the auto industry, I set my sights on what really thrills me. Starting with kitchen & bath remodels, moving on to cabinets, fireplace mantels, furniture and custom stair cases and rails.
Currently I install custom stair cases and rails pretty much full time work for a stair guy that has been doing stairs for over 30 years. He gets the jobs noone else wants because the builder wants curved built up stair cases and rails. Most of my work is a full cover stair case which is putting fake stringers on the rough stair case then adding full treads and risers posts and rails in whatever species the owners want so I get to work with a lot of different woods.
Eventually my goal is to pretty much get out of the stair business and just do custom work and built-ins for the builders that I meet doing stairs. I'm getting tired of unloading and loading up my tools everyday. A couple of days here and there would be fine and the rest in my shop would be wonderful. Time will tell.

Take care and God Bless.


-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh

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#1 posted 03-27-2008 10:28 PM

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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#2 posted 03-27-2008 10:36 PM

Hi Dhg,

Let me welcome you to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be an interesting and exciting 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 03-27-2008 10:40 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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#4 posted 03-27-2008 11:00 PM

Welcome Rich. Looks like you have the woodworking experence to help some of those here that are just starting out in woodworking. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Have fun and work safe.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#5 posted 03-27-2008 11:57 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#6 posted 03-28-2008 12:02 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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#7 posted 03-28-2008 12:15 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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#8 posted 03-28-2008 05:07 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

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

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#9 posted 03-29-2008 07:01 AM

Welcome to Lumber jocks. The projects are an inspiration, The information is priceless and The people are supportive. Only problem is,The sight can be addictive.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 03-31-2008 02:51 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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#11 posted 04-01-2008 03:54 AM

Sounds good, just let me know when your in the area.

-- barlow

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Paul D

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#12 posted 04-01-2008 04:42 PM

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

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#13 posted 04-01-2008 08:33 PM

We welcome you to the one and only LumberJocks. We hope that you enjoy your stay/visit each and every time you show up on our door step. 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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#14 posted 03-22-2009 03:34 AM

Congratulations! This coming week you will have been a Lumber Jock for 1 year! Thanks for your participation.

-- Gary D.

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#15 posted 08-03-2009 08:02 PM

Well done Rich:

I am a fool for any jig for my routers. I am especially interested in yours.
I am excited about your mortising jig.
If you don’t mind I am going to use a few of your ideas,
Keep those ideas coming, and best of everything to you and yours.


-- Clement, from Longview in East Texas

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