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Location: Livingston Tn

I am 56 and have been wood working for over 30 years (part time). I am now retired due to some health problems. My goal is to become a better wood worker, I like making almost anything out of wood, but lately rocking chairs have become an obsession,Getting older I guess, Never was able to make much money at wood working as i have a large family with sticky fingers, but some times there smiles are enough.
If I can ever help anyone don't hesitate to ask, I will be asking all of you alot i am sure.

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#1 posted 09-16-2009 05:44 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 09-16-2009 06:07 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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#3 posted 09-16-2009 06:19 AM

thanks , I found this site while looking for info on building a maloof style rocker. i have made several rockers but really like the maloof type joints. Only they turned out to be harder to figure out than i thought. the pictures of the hal taylor build along done by nyrockers was really helpful. Also Laron Algren of ohio who builds rockers to sell has been helping me. I think i have them cornered now, a little more practice and i will try a chair .

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#4 posted 09-16-2009 07:27 AM

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


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#5 posted 09-16-2009 08:26 AM

Welcome to the LJ Community.

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

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#6 posted 09-16-2009 10:27 AM

“Welcome to LJ’s” ….the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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#7 posted 09-16-2009 11:39 AM

Hello Okwoodshop,

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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#8 posted 09-16-2009 07:48 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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#9 posted 09-16-2009 10:38 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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#10 posted 09-16-2009 11:37 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#11 posted 09-17-2009 05:44 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 09-20-2009 10:21 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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#13 posted 01-11-2010 04:00 PM

Thanks for the kind words! I went old school with the stretcher on my coffee table- gouges and chisels.
Your rockers are marvelous! I hope to have my chair-making to that level one day!

-- Jeff, Santa Fe

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#14 posted 09-11-2010 04:34 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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#15 posted 09-11-2010 11:18 AM

Wow Gary, I hadn’t realized how time has flown by. I am grateful to all the friends and good advice I have recieved from them. Looking forward to many more years.

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