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Location: Southern Indiana

I work with my cousin making hardwood flooring and parts for cabinet makers in our area. Living in the heart of Amish country there is over 60 cabinet shops in this county alone. By nature I am a handy man. I can attempt to do carpentry, electrical, and plumbing. Dumb laborer is my trade and stock. I enjoy the patients it takes to create a beautiful piece of woodwork. Everything I have learned about wood has been through the school of hard knocks. From every mistake I learn at least how NOT to do something. The only thing I do know for sure is GOOD tools do not cost that much in the long run, its the cheap tools that cost you much more.

-- God bless the men and women who protect our counrty.

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#1 posted 05-02-2008 10:15 PM

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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#2 posted 05-02-2008 10:26 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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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 05-03-2008 12:18 AM

Hello Irishhandyman,

Let me welcome you to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be a rewarding and interesting part of your woodworking journey.

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

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#4 posted 05-03-2008 01:00 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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Paul D

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#5 posted 05-03-2008 01:39 AM

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

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#6 posted 05-03-2008 01:50 AM

Thanks Paul. I am glad I stumbled across this site. I can see my web time will be spent here a lot.

-- God bless the men and women who protect our counrty.

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#7 posted 05-03-2008 01:51 AM

Boy I dont get this kind of welcome at home. LOL

-- God bless the men and women who protect our counrty.

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#8 posted 05-03-2008 02:15 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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#9 posted 05-03-2008 02:20 AM

You sure got that right Tom. The gallery is making me salivate. I hope you all take pitty on me. My dreams of woodworking are vast, but my talents tiny. All I can say is its a good think I heat my home with a wood stove. I think I heated the last month on mistakes. LOL

-- God bless the men and women who protect our counrty.

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#10 posted 05-03-2008 02:48 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 05-04-2008 03:54 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

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

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#12 posted 05-04-2008 08:04 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#13 posted 05-05-2008 01:42 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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Todd A. Clippinger

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#14 posted 05-06-2008 06:10 AM

Howdy! Welcome to LJ, the best woodworking community anywhere.
I am looking forward to your projects and posts.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#15 posted 05-22-2008 05:11 PM

Hey, nice to see another Hoosier on the site. Welcome!

-- Teri, Kokomo, IN

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