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Location: burgaw nc

My name Skip, I'm in North Carolina now I am from Waterville Maine born and raised, I enjoyed the outdoors my family and friends I have been a carpenter for 40 years, enjoy working with wood and was always good with my hands, i moved to North Carolina, a few years ago to support my daughter because our grandson had brain cancer.he passed away a couple years ago, Jake will always be in my heart,i work in the nuclear power industry, for granite at GE, I have been doing wood carving for a long time, I handcarved and power carve whatever it takes to get the look I want everything I carve is free hand, because I'm not very good at following instructions, I take a piece of wood and go with it, the best part is you never know what you're going to end up with.

-- skip I'm a maine maniac

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commented on completed project 06-12-2014 10:44 PM
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commented on Sockeye salmon 11-10-2013 03:03 PM
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commented on butterflied peacock bass 08-05-2013 09:37 PM
added project butterflied peacock bass 08-04-2013 10:56 PM
commented on Brown trout 22 inches 07-11-2013 08:48 PM
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added project Seahorse 06-04-2013 07:54 AM
added project One more sea turtle, 06-02-2013 10:37 PM
added project Sea turtle 05-22-2013 11:53 PM
commented on Rainbow trout 05-22-2013 07:52 AM
commented on "Some days you're the hydrant......some days you're the dog." 05-21-2013 11:04 PM

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#1 posted 05-23-2011 03:46 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 05-23-2011 04:01 AM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#3 posted 05-23-2011 04:03 AM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 05-23-2011 05:09 AM

Welcome Skip. 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 05-23-2011 11:59 AM

“WELCOME to LJ’s.”

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#6 posted 05-23-2011 10:11 PM

Thanks everyone for the great welcome this is a great site, nice to find all you craftsmen out there,

-- skip I'm a maine maniac

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#7 posted 05-23-2011 10:25 PM

I dunno this looks a little “fishey” to me! Welcome to lumberjocks


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#8 posted 05-23-2011 10:56 PM

Thanks Robert, fishy!!

-- skip I'm a maine maniac

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#9 posted 05-24-2011 09:03 PM

Welcome skip

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you [email protected]

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#10 posted 06-23-2011 02:12 PM

A belated “WELCOME” to you!

I like all of your fish carvings, especially the ones with the clear finish.

There’s nothing nicer than the beauty of natures creations.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#11 posted 07-09-2011 06:55 PM

You have quite a unique photo gallery now skips well done to you, this is certianly worth viewing put a link to your gallery on andys woodwork and carpentry (Face book) my father is a nautical man and loves fishing he to thinks you have a unique talent

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#12 posted 07-18-2011 05:25 PM

Welcome to the site Skip. Your talents and experience will be a big asset to up all. I am impressed by your story. I ask an indian friend about how to carve and he said something like you describe. Pick up the wood, get to know it and it will tell you what it wants to be. Apparently my hearing is impaired.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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