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Location: Auburn, WA

I am a retired engineer from the aerospace industry. I have been a woodworker off and on since working in my father's home workshop as a youngster. In recent times, I have spent more time house remodeling than woodworking, but that is about to change. I am just a hobbyist woodworker and a confessed tool junkie! I am a power tool guy -- and not into doing things by hand unless necessary.

My wife and I have recently moved into a senior gated community here in Auburn, WA. Fortunately, the home we purchased had a small attached lean to room which I have converted into a woodshop.

When completed, I will have a nice variety of power tools to make my hobby more enjoyable, including a hybrid tablesaw, 14" bandsaw, bench drillpress, 6" jointer, Performax 16-32 drum sander, DeWalt 735 planer, Ridgid Oscillating Sander, air compressor, router table, downdraft table, and 3HP dust collector.

I hope to be able to share some of my current and future projects with the wonderful folks here on Lumberjocks. I visit this site daily and have enjoyed the many wonderful projects displayed and the great attitudes of the forum members.

-- Paul, Auburn, WA

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#1 posted 05-23-2011 04:44 AM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#2 posted 05-23-2011 04:46 AM

Welcome Paul. 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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#3 posted 05-23-2011 06:31 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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#4 posted 05-23-2011 11:55 AM

“WELCOME to LJ’s.”

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#5 posted 05-23-2011 04:23 PM

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#6 posted 09-08-2011 06:46 AM

Welcome!! I couldn’t agree more. A great site and super people.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#7 posted 01-04-2012 07:52 PM

Your projects are very impressive, How would I go about learning to work with metals the way that you do?
Enjoy LJ

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Paul Stoops

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#8 posted 01-04-2012 09:05 PM

Hi Ory,
Thanks for your kind comment.
Your question brings a big smile to my face! I am a dyed in the wool WOODWORKER—NOT A METAL WORKER!
What looks like metal on my current projects is just birch plywood painted with a Hammered Metal Rustoleum paint! In fact, I don’t really like working with metal at all, and do as little of it as I can. But I sure do enjoy working with wood.

-- Paul, Auburn, WA

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#9 posted 01-04-2012 10:08 PM

Ah Haha
Even more impressive. Thanks :)

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