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I am 50 and was handed a small construct business when I was 23. I was working with my buddy for a month building Decks and he decided to move. So I learned how to build decks fast , from there I moved into Kitchens and baths. Both my uncles were contractors so the transition to other aspects of the business were not to hard to do. After 10 years, and the Black Monday stock crash, work dried up. I decided to move on and to into computers. I quit working for IBM April 2009 and retired. I am a Libertarian (Constitutionalist) and support the Tea Party movement even thought I disagree with some of the view they support. We live in a republic for which I stand and will defend. Live free or die! Progressives are the enemy of our great country. Fight them by voting out any politician that supports there twisted view on life liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#1 posted 07-01-2007 04:04 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the site.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 07-01-2007 07:02 PM

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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#3 posted 07-02-2007 12:31 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- 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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#4 posted 07-02-2007 01:57 AM

Welcome, you must be close to Bill Polleys mill. I travel there all the time. Nice to have you on board.

-- Guy Kroll

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#5 posted 07-02-2007 01:16 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks! I look forward to seeing your work.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#6 posted 07-02-2007 01:27 PM

I am not sure how to use this “space” yet :) hmm how do I reply, or send a message to a users (no worries, I’ll figure it out, maybe even read help <grin>) . I guess I just post a message to this thread?

Guy – you mentioned “Bill Polleys mill”, I posted some questions on another board about Saw Mill eduquitee to see if I could pick up any tips on what to look for when I go to a saw mill. I have never been to one, but sure plan on getting there as soon as work slows down for me . Any information you can give me on Bill Polleys mill woudl be helpful.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#7 posted 07-02-2007 03:07 PM

Snowdog. I’ve found that the best way to a sawmill owners heart is to be friendly with him and to give him something that you made.

I’ve given handmade pens from local wood that has a great figure, like crotch wood or tiger strip. Then you find some of his stash that he has sitting off in some corner of the mill

Good luck in your seeking for supplies. I also don’t go looking for one board. I might buy the whole tree (already cut of course) to get wood that matches in color and texture.

-- 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 07-02-2007 03:10 PM

welcome to LJ!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#9 posted 07-02-2007 07:13 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks, glad you made the trip over from that other “space”.

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#10 posted 07-03-2007 05:21 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. We hope you comeback to stay. You have questions, we’ll answer them…You have answers, we’ll question them. Enjoy.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#11 posted 07-04-2007 09:56 AM

Welcome to LJs if theres anything you need just ask any one. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#12 posted 07-15-2007 06:40 PM

Welcome! Great community here, hope you enjoy!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#13 posted 11-16-2007 06:52 PM

Snowdog I just looked thru your shop photos, I am the one who is envious, what a shop! Do you have drum sander? I do alot of curved laminations with figured wood, and my little planer would almost do more damage than good. So the drum sander was the one tool that has really made my odd projects easier. Anyhow I think we have a mutual admiration thing going on. Keep me updated!

-- If knowledge is not shared, it is forgotten.

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#14 posted 11-16-2007 09:57 PM

Drum sander is on the wish list.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#15 posted 01-24-2008 06:49 PM

In case you missed this on my thread.

Peugot is the name of the pepper mill. They call it the Rolls Royce of mills.

Ours has worked real good for many years. It does a nice fine grind.

I’m not sure were I bought it. Maybe Cherry tree toys.

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

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