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Location: Charlotte, NC

I am a retired United Methodist Minister with a passion for viewing, handling, and shaping fine wood. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 49 years and we have two wonderful grown kids and five grandchildren.

I have a wide variety of interests, including music (especially guitar), reading, photography, travel, and fishing to name just a few. Most of my woodworking skills have been self-taught or learned "on the job" with church disaster recovery teams and overseas mission building teams. Some of the work I have done includes construction framing, building concrete forms, trim carpentry, building utilitarian furniture like toy boxes and shelving, reworking cabinetry in my son's condo, building light furniture, and making decorative boxes. My wife and I live in an older house that is well-built but has required some upgrading. That has helped me to hone some of my woodworking skills.

The back part of our stand-alone garage serves as my woodworking shop. It is roughly 18' x 18' ( about 325 square feet). When I moved into the new digs I upgraded to a hybrid table saw (previously I used a construction saw). I also upgraded from a benchtop drill press to a floor model. I have a 14" band saw with a riser block, a router table, a mortiser, a sanding station, a scroll saw, a 6" jointer, and 13" surface planer. While it's not the 2000 square foot shop I used to dream of owning, it is a space dedicated to nothing but my woodworking. I am enjoying spending plenty of time there in my retirement.

-- Phil, North Carolina

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#1 posted 06-17-2009 05:58 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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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 06-17-2009 07:28 PM

Hello Gtpreacher,

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 06-18-2009 01:03 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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#4 posted 06-18-2009 01:09 AM

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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Todd Thomas

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#5 posted 06-18-2009 01:57 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks….This will be a great resource for you and your projects. There are a bunch of great people here willing to help……have fun….

I’m looking forward to seeing 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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#6 posted 06-18-2009 01:47 PM

“Welcome to LJ’s”……Enjoy the experience.

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#7 posted 06-19-2009 10:47 PM

Welcome to LJs there are lots of super folks here,great projects plus outstanding woodworkers enjoy.


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#8 posted 06-20-2009 08:36 PM

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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#9 posted 07-01-2009 10:20 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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#10 posted 11-13-2009 07:01 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks!

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#11 posted 05-11-2010 06:08 PM

Welcome to LJ’s 328 days ago!

You will find the members of LJ’s to be helpful, informative, supportive, and inspiring.

I bring A long list of experience creating, Furniture, Custom Furniture, Chairs, Occasional Chair, Dining Chair, Upholstered Rocking Chair, Wood Seat Rocker, Wood Seat Rocking Chair, Custom Rocker, Handcrafted Rocker, Personalized Rocker, Tables, Coffee Table, End Table, Side Table, Accent Table, Dining Table, Entry Table, Bistro Table, Bar Stool, Stools, and the list goes on.

I will keep an eye out and try to help you when I can as my time is limited. I check my In box on a regular basis and I will respond as soon as time allows.

-- Best Regards With Personalized Rocking Chairs And Furniture On My Mind,

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#12 posted 06-12-2010 05:02 AM

Imagine that! A year has almost gone by since you became a Lumber Jock. Congratulations on your anniversary! I look forward to your posts.

-- Gary D.

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