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Location: Marinette, WI

I am a Middle School Music teacher, grades 5-8, of General Music. In my school this includes, but is not limited to, recorders and marimbas in 5th grade, World Music Drumming in 6th grade, Music Technology in 7th grade, and Guitar in 8th grade.

As for woodworking I am passionate about all aspects of building objects, but I am very interested in building musical instruments for personal use and use in the classroom. At this time I have built some drums and marimbas for use by the students. I hope to someday incorporate string instruments as well.

-- paul,

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#1 posted 08-09-2009 05:41 PM

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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#2 posted 08-09-2009 06:13 PM

Hello Kidi,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be an interesting, as well as exciting, experience. Have fun and enjoy.

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

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#3 posted 08-09-2009 06:29 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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#4 posted 08-09-2009 07:31 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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#5 posted 08-09-2009 08:25 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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#6 posted 08-09-2009 08:38 PM

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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#7 posted 08-10-2009 07:06 AM

Welcome to LJs a place were there are great people,super projects and fantastic woodworkers.Enjoy

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#8 posted 08-10-2009 01:45 PM

Welcome to LJ’s…the best site to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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#9 posted 08-10-2009 10:18 PM

Welcome aboard. Nice to have you join us on Lumberjocks !

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#10 posted 08-12-2009 06:17 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks. It is a GREAT place to get ideas for your projects and help when you get stuck. There is a ton of information to help you along the way.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#11 posted 08-12-2009 11:46 PM

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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#12 posted 12-31-2009 11:45 PM

It is so cool that there are still teachers out there who go the extra mile with the kids, like you do. Keep up the good work, and I look forward to see what you come up with next!

-- Jon

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#13 posted 08-07-2010 04:58 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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