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Location: Katy, TX

I am 55 living in Katy Texas, I love to do my woodworking projects. I have some nice power tools. Still building my collection of tools and shop made jigs. Always looking for new tips or advice. I love working with oak. I have completed a TV Entertainment Cabinet. 7-1/2 ft tall x 7-1/2 ft wide. Shelves, Doors and Drawers. Kept me busy for a while lol.. Then I tackled a remodel of the guest bathroom. New vanity cabinet with matching frame and door. To cover access to shower facet and pipes. I have to say they did come out very nice. All done in classic oak finish. Woodworking is my hobby. My day job , I own a machine shop. As I am a design engineer. My company builds parts for lathes and mills.
In my past days back in the late 80's. I worked for NASA. Designing for our shuttle fleet and thier simulators. I try to live each day as if it were my last. Workoholic, Loveoholic, and Woodoholic lol. Life is too short not to spend it smiling. So do something that brings smiles to your life. Working with wood does bring me many smiles and challenges.

-- Mark, Katy, Texas, Did they give Noah a hardtime about the wood boat in his driveway

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#1 posted 06-01-2009 02:58 AM

Welcome Marksalot2005, glad you’ve joined us!

-- Bill, Florida

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 06-01-2009 03:02 AM

Hello Marksalot2005,

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 06-01-2009 03:36 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 06-01-2009 03:47 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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#5 posted 06-01-2009 04:06 AM

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 06-01-2009 04:47 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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#7 posted 06-01-2009 05:58 AM

Welcome to LJs it’s a fun place with nice folks and great woodworkers Enjoy


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#8 posted 06-01-2009 12:59 PM

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

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#9 posted 06-02-2009 12:15 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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#10 posted 06-03-2009 02:16 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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#11 posted 06-04-2009 02:55 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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#12 posted 06-05-2009 05:58 PM

Looking forward to this weekend, Start working on a Super Panel Sled for my saw. Hardware comes in monday. If all goes well. No family honey do’s lol.. Then maybe by wednesday have it complete. Ok Im a dreamer lol. After lunch today heading down to get some 4/4 red oak. Already have the oak ply required. Should now have everything ordered or needed today. Let those power tools RUN boys.

-- Mark, Katy, Texas, Did they give Noah a hardtime about the wood boat in his driveway

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#13 posted 06-14-2009 02:01 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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#14 posted 05-29-2010 05:08 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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