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Location: Scottsdale, AZ

I have loved woodworking since I won woodworker of the year award in 9th grade. Basically this meant I sanded faster than other students. I was goofing off with friends at the award assembly and when they called my name I didn't even hear it. One of my friends said, "Dude I think they just called your name." It was the only award I ever got in school.

I have owned 2 houses and built 2 shops, one at each. Area for a detached shop is a criteria for buying a home.

I have no particular skill. I can make things that look OK but quality finish grade stuff is beyond where I am at right now. I could spend all evening every evening out in my shop making Adirondack chairs, stuff for my kids, table saw jigs, and the like.

Here is a fun story, I sent in a tool tip to workbench magazine in Feb. and they decided to buy it ($75) and publish it in the May/June 2009 issue. I was automatically entered into a tip submission contest and won. Out of the blue one day I got a Milwaukee 12" sliding miter saw 6955-20 delivered to my front door ($650). I sold it on Ebay and made enough money to buy the Ridgid TS350 table saw, Craftsman router, Ridgid OSS, and a Porter Cable jigsaw 9543. It was like Christmas. Can anyone verify my tool tip is in this months workbench magazine. It was a tip to put wheels on a table saw. Should say Todd from Scottsdale, AZ.

If I get the chance I would really like to find a woodworking mentor in my city that I could spend some time with. I would like to learn how to dovetail, mortise and tendon, stain and finish, build cabinet doors, and do some detailed router work.

I am learning a lot on this site and am glad I found it.

Did I mention that I work full time with teenagers so woodworking in my man cave is like brain-cool-down and therapy. I love them but they can drive you to the edge.


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#1 posted 05-01-2009 02:56 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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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 05-01-2009 03:27 AM

Hello Tmiller,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be both a rewarding and an inspirational part of your woodworking adventure.

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

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#3 posted 05-01-2009 03:36 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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#4 posted 05-01-2009 03:38 AM

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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#5 posted 05-01-2009 04:16 AM

Hay Welcome to LJs Its a Great Place

-- Jim, Kentucky

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103 posts in 4655 days

#6 posted 05-01-2009 06:25 AM

Thanks everyone.

Ok I have a question. Why can’t I view the thumbnails of the projects people have posted? All I am able to view is the first big picture. When I click on the thumbnails it just shows me the first picture only bigger.

Any help would be appreciated.


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Todd Thomas

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#7 posted 05-01-2009 10:06 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks….This will be a great resource for you and your projects. There are a bunch of great people here willing to help……have fun….I’m looking forward to your projects and posts….. WARNING: Visiting LumberJocks has proven to be addictive.

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#8 posted 05-01-2009 11:11 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks – The best woodworking community anywhere!
I look forward to seeing your posts and projects.

Share the Love ~ Share the Knowledge

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#9 posted 05-01-2009 04:20 PM

Welcome Tmiller, glad you’ve joined us!

-- Bill, Florida

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#10 posted 05-01-2009 10:29 PM

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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#11 posted 05-02-2009 06:31 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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103 posts in 4655 days

#12 posted 05-04-2009 08:21 AM

This site is unbelievable! I have spent like 10 hours on here since I signed up 3 days ago. It is keeping me up way to late.


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Don K.

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#13 posted 05-06-2009 09:15 AM

”This site is unbelievable! I have spent like 10 hours on here since I signed up 3 days ago. It is keeping me up way to late.”

LOL, welcome to L/J’s I know what you mean, great place with great people and some great information, as one new member to another, this place is VERY addictive, I spend WAY to much time on here myself.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#14 posted 05-06-2009 11:42 AM

“Welcome”…to… “L J’s”…Enjoy.

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#15 posted 05-07-2009 03:25 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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