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Location: Southern Indiana

I'm a retired school teacher. Also retired from my full time/part time photography business. I love to pull a board out of the pile and a day or two later announce, "Can you believe that was a board two days ago!"

I like wood. I especially like the feel of a finished piece. Building something useful out of wood makes me feel good. I especially like to give my completed works to friends and family. I find it special when I am presented with something that someone spent hours creating. I like to give others that same feeling.

I have been treated very well by long-time woodworkers that are happy to share their time and talents with me. I appreciate the willingness of others to bring a newbie into the fold. I have typed enough... now off to the shop!

ps... do you ever get the urge to turn on power tools late at night, concerned it might disturb neighbors? Then do it anyway?

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#1 posted 06-22-2013 01:50 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- Todd

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#2 posted 06-22-2013 01:55 AM

Welcome aboard!

-- Sincerely, Ed Adkins -

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#3 posted 06-22-2013 02:09 AM

Welcome To LumberJocks – enjoy the Community.

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

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#4 posted 06-22-2013 02:43 AM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#5 posted 06-22-2013 05:46 AM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy !
Because I often get asked questions by new members I’ve included the answers to the most( FAQ) along with my welcoming message to LJs.
You should know that posting questions or projects here (your profile page) will not get you very many responses’ just because it’s your profile page not part of a main forum. To post in a main forum read below.
Want to know how to post something?
See the drop-down box underneath my Lumberjocks in the upper right hand corner. Click on the arrow and select which type of posting you want to make (Project, Blog entry, Forum topic). This will take you to the appropriate page and you just fill in the form.
Sending Private messages(PMs) to other members
Click on the word” home” next to the profile picture of the member you want to contact ,then click on “send message”
Need help with posting or other questions ?
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Just for the record even though I have a large number of post I’m not involved with LJs management ,I’m just another member.


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#6 posted 06-26-2013 07:40 PM

Welcome aboard. It’s great that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#7 posted 07-05-2013 12:41 AM

Thanks for all the warm welcomes. I appreciate it! It is humbling to see the magnificent projects here on LJ’s. I have already stepped up my game, and although I have been submitting some of my past projects, I hope to be able to put some better quality pieces up for you in the future.

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#8 posted 10-01-2013 09:39 PM

Hey Jerry. I’ve heard a lotta good about you. Your boxes and other builds are awesome. Work/Play safe. Keep makin dust. OH, and p.s.: I like your prof pic…. very kool

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#9 posted 02-09-2014 04:28 AM

Maplerock – Us lucky folks in San Diego seldom, if ever, have to worry about anything freezing. I primed and painted both sides of the letters. Two coats of primer and three coats of paint, all Rustoleum spray from Home Depot. I “buttered” the backs of the letters with epoxy then pin nailed the letters with 23 gauge brads. I applied small dabs of paint to cover the recessed nail heads. That pretty much seals every thing up. The customer provided the primer and paint for the backboard.

I charged $165 for this one but should have asked $200. As is often the case in this woodworking business, I underbid this one at $165 plus tax. I should have bid it at $200. C’est la vie.

-- sugarpine

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#10 posted 06-10-2014 07:54 AM

I love that you think out of the box.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#11 posted 01-03-2015 05:40 PM

I am a soon to be a retired teacher in northeast Indiana. I went back for one more year because they could not find a replacement. I can’t wait to spend full time in the shop. I like your boxes something that has spark my interest in making. Good luck in your woodworking journey.

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#13 posted 05-19-2016 10:12 PM

-- Spammer in the process of being removed.

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