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Location: Eastern Massachusetts

Started wood work my senior year of High School, by building a 15 ft. runabout boat. It taught me a lot about using the right wood in the right spot and how important "lines" are to a pleasing project.

Married for 51 years with 3 children and 3 grandsons. Spend most of my working years in suit and tie, now wear Carhart Bibs, LIFE is GOOD!

Over the years built a number of things for home, mostly because I couldn't find the right thing in the right size, or it was too expensive.

Maybe because of my N.E. Yankee heritage, I seem to have developed a knack of seeing how much I can fit into a given space. Or maybe it came from my years of managing a manufacturing site, never enough warehouse or floor space for machinery.

Whatever the reason, I really enjoy the challenge of making the utmost use of the space available and designing something that "looks right"

The design and building have been greatly helped by learning CAD in a past life. Not great at it, but know enough to be dangerous!!

-- Paul from New England "No man is a failure who is enjoying life". William Feather

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commented on 10 ft sycamore dining table #2 11-26-2017 10:58 PM
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#1 posted 03-19-2008 10:27 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! Enjoy yourself.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 03-20-2008 12:14 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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#3 posted 03-20-2008 12:39 AM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#4 posted 03-20-2008 12:39 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 03-20-2008 01:27 AM


Let me welcome you to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be an exciting and rewarding part of your woodworking adventure.

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

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#6 posted 03-20-2008 06:00 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

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

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#7 posted 03-22-2008 06:23 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 03-14-2009 06:25 PM

Congratulations! This coming week you will have been a Lumber Jock for 1 year! Thanks for your participation.

-- Gary D.

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#9 posted 03-13-2010 03:44 AM

Another year has rolled by. We must be having too much fun, cause it seems like just yesterday when I congratulated you on 1 year.
And now it’s time for: Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary at Lumber Jocks. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit and happy anniversary!

-- Gary D.

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#10 posted 03-24-2010 07:24 AM

Hi there,
Congratulations on your second anniversary of being part of the LumberJock community… something to be very proud of…
I look forward to the day when I reach that milestone…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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