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Location: Oswego, NY

By day (and most nights, too), I am an assistant professor of Computer Science at the State University of New York in Oswego. I moved here in the Fall of 2007. Prior to that, I spent some wonderful years in West Lafayette, IN where I was both a doctoral student and visiting professor at Purdue University. Go Boilermakers! I grew up in Philadelphia and also lived in Baltimore, MD for a number of years.

My primary woodworking interest is building furniture for my home, although I have built other pieces that were given to friends as gifts. I'm not a professional, although technically I did sell a bookcase I made at a yard saIe. :-)

I'm a great fan of the Arts and Crafts style and am embarking on the creation of a number of such pieces. These will be my most challenging projects to date, and I will be detailing their design and progress in forum posts.

In addition to the above, I also enjoy playing guitar, bicycling, and kayaking.

Thank you for visiting my profile and for the warm welcome to LJ!

-- -- Jim E., Oswego, NY. Create, have fun, and work safely!

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#1 posted 05-31-2008 03:18 AM

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 05-31-2008 03:54 AM

Hello James,

Let me welcome you 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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#3 posted 05-31-2008 05:21 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 05-31-2008 05:32 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. The projects are an inspiration, the information is priceless and the people are supportive. The only problem is, the site can get addictive.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 05-31-2008 07:54 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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#6 posted 05-31-2008 01:09 PM

If you like working with wood, you’re in the right place. Welcome from another New Yorker.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#7 posted 05-31-2008 01:22 PM

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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Paul D

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#8 posted 05-31-2008 02:37 PM

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

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#9 posted 05-31-2008 03:14 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#10 posted 05-31-2008 10:25 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks James. 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 06-01-2008 08:17 PM

Welcome to LJs . mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#12 posted 06-02-2008 08:57 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#13 posted 06-03-2008 12:42 AM

Welcome James. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Have fun and work safe in the shop and use pushsticks.

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

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#14 posted 06-03-2008 04:21 AM

welcome to lumberjocks. there is a lot of knowledge here. I will be coming to Oswego (my home town) the 18th of june for a few days.

-- Jim in Cushing Oklahoma

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#15 posted 06-07-2008 06:05 AM

welcome!!! you found a good place to share and learn…hope to see some of your projects soon…ENJOY YOUR SUMMER TEACH!!! LOL…..........THREE DAYS TO GO FOR ME!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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