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Location: Wisconsin Rapids, WI

Married to a wonderful woman, Christmas tree farmer by trade and woodworker on the side for about 15 years.

Spent that time outfitting a fairly well equipped shop and teaching myself power tool techniques, all the while missing an important part of woodworking. Learning to properly use hand tools.

In the last couple years I have become almost addicted to learning and using the tools of past generations. There is something to be said for making shavings with a tool that is 100 years old and still works as good as the day it was bought new. Imagine what that tool has seen over the years. Imagine what the craftsman of old did with that same tool that I hold in my hand today. Not to mention the fact that it is sometimes just as fast as power tools but quiet with significantly less dust and a good way to unwind after the stressful workday.

-- Just remember,it was a lone amatuer that built the ark, and a team of experts built the Titanic.

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#1 posted 01-18-2009 02:22 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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#2 posted 01-18-2009 02:44 AM

Thank you for the kind welcome. I’ve lurked around here a few times and thought I may as well sign up. Some very talented people on here.

-- Just remember,it was a lone amatuer that built the ark, and a team of experts built the Titanic.

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#3 posted 01-18-2009 03:11 AM

Welcome, glad you’ve joined us!

-- Bill, Florida

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#4 posted 01-18-2009 03:13 AM

Welcome. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and don’t forget to use pushsticks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#5 posted 01-18-2009 03:20 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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#6 posted 01-18-2009 03:51 AM

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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#7 posted 01-18-2009 04:04 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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#8 posted 01-18-2009 04:43 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#9 posted 01-18-2009 04:44 AM

Hey Mranum: It’s always a pleasure to welcome another Wisconsinite to Lumber Jocks. I really enjoy the site and have learned a lot here. Every once in a while I’m able to offer advice as well. I like getting new ideas from the projects that other jocks post here. I you you enjoy the site as much as I do.


-- Gary D.

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Scott Bryan

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#10 posted 01-18-2009 05:40 AM

Hello Mranum,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be an exciting and enjoyable part of your woodworking journey.

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

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#11 posted 01-18-2009 06:48 AM

Hay Welcome to LJs Its a Great Place

-- Jim, Kentucky

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Todd Thomas

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#12 posted 01-18-2009 01:20 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks….It will be a great resource for you and your projects. There are a bunch of great people here willing to help……have fun….Looking forward to 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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Lee A. Jesberger

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#13 posted 01-18-2009 02:56 PM

Hello and welcome to lumberjocks;

You’ll soon see this place can take more time than woodworking itself.

But there are lots of really fine people here, and some great talent too!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#14 posted 01-19-2009 12:18 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks!

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#15 posted 01-20-2009 12:00 AM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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