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Location: Rockwood, Ontario, Canada

I am a retired teacher, and now just recently retired from working in the jewellery business. For the past 35 plus years I have lived in Rockwood, ON and enjoyed working in my garden and "playing" in my workshop.

Several years ago, we moved to a new freehold luxury townhome situated above the river. We love it here, with a protected mixed wood stand between us and the river, although I can usually see the river between the trees. My workshop is small and limited to only part of the basement. Here I can "play" while creating decorative items for outdoors, or refinishing some antique piece that I have collected over the years. I used to have a stained glass small business, and am thinking of ways of incorporating stained glass and wood into some artistic expressions, perhaps adding photography into the mix as well.

In the past, while teaching and also serving in municipal politics for 20 year, I usually had a small busines going also. Thoses included a photography company, a couple of antique companies, an artistic aquisition company, a stained glass company, as well as a canes and spindle company. Just some things to keep my creative mind going.

I really have to get something going again, having been retired ( for the second time) since January. One can only travel so much especially these days. I find being at home is less stressful than travelling, although travelling does have its benefits as well. One certainly can get a lot of ideas flowing when seeing other people's work.

That is what I hope happens here.

-- jroot

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#1 posted 10-04-2008 12:02 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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#2 posted 10-04-2008 12:34 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#3 posted 10-04-2008 01:59 PM

Hello Jroot,

Welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be an enjoyable and rewarding part of your woodworking adventure.

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

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#4 posted 10-04-2008 08:32 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks.


-- Woody, UK

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#5 posted 10-05-2008 01:03 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! It’s a great place with great people, and, oh yeah, there’s the woodworking! Have fun and play safe! :)

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit and sign up for my project updates!

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#6 posted 10-05-2008 05:34 AM

Welcome to the shop. I look forward to seeing your projects and I hope you enjoy the site. There is alot of good information available from both professionals and amateurs who are willing to share their craft. God Bless!

-- Rusty

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#7 posted 10-05-2008 03:20 PM

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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#8 posted 10-06-2008 02:00 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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#9 posted 10-06-2008 04:28 PM

Thanks, folks. I’ve got some good ideas already, just by looking.

-- jroot

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#10 posted 10-07-2008 02:47 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. It is a fascinating and inspiring place. It sounds like you’ve got a lot of experience at many different things, I am hopeful that you can find a lot of interesting ideas here and perhaps post some of your projects here.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#11 posted 12-03-2008 05:44 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard. ☺

Born in Peterborough and lived in Omemee until 13.

-- 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]com †

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#12 posted 10-03-2009 02:56 AM

Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary as a Lumber Jock! I look forward to more of your posts.

-- Gary D.

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#13 posted 10-03-2010 06:09 AM

Another year has rolled by. We must be having too much fun, cause it seems like just yesterday when I congratulated you on 1 year. Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary at Lumber Jocks. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit and happy anniversary!

-- Gary D.

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#14 posted 08-08-2011 04:22 PM

Jroot, congratulations on your winning the LJ Tshirt. You certainly deserve it.


-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#15 posted 08-08-2011 04:53 PM

Congratulations on winning a Tee Shirt in the contest. :-)

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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