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Location: Springfield, Illinois

I have done quite a bit of construction, building residential homes and such, but always enjoyed the finish trimming the most. I just recently bought a little piece of property with a nice farm house and a couple of roomy shops already on it. So, finally I have the room to start getting some tools and practicing at a great hobby. I have some hand me down tools from my grandfather and a couple of affordable ones I bought my self. I will start from here and see where it takes me.

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added project memorial shadow box 01-20-2011 01:25 AM
added project christmas presents 12-14-2010 05:37 AM
added project 2010 ANTLER MOUNT 11-29-2010 06:07 AM
added project audio video cabinet 04-05-2010 02:57 AM
commented on Walnut display case 02-26-2010 04:06 AM
commented on Toy Box 02-26-2010 03:58 AM
added project walnut box 02-26-2010 12:44 AM
commented on My First Nightstand 02-05-2009 04:54 AM
commented on antler mount panel 01-12-2009 05:56 AM
added project antler mount panel 01-11-2009 11:42 PM
commented on Coy's Toybox Finished 12-13-2008 04:26 PM
commented on Barn Wood Picture Frames 12-12-2008 02:14 AM
added project Coy's Toybox Finished 12-12-2008 02:08 AM
commented on Walnut Dining Table 12-05-2008 04:25 PM
commented on Knife stand # 1 12-04-2008 03:58 PM

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#1 posted 05-23-2008 11:26 PM

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 05-23-2008 11:27 PM

Hello Wateroperator,

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

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

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#3 posted 05-23-2008 11:32 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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#4 posted 05-23-2008 11:42 PM

Welcome to LJs !! Glad you have joined us !!

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#5 posted 05-24-2008 06:46 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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#6 posted 05-25-2008 12:22 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#7 posted 05-26-2008 06:37 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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#8 posted 05-28-2008 04:52 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

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

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#9 posted 05-30-2008 05:55 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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#10 posted 05-31-2008 10:59 PM

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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#11 posted 06-02-2008 11:21 AM

Welcome to LJs. mike

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

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#12 posted 05-23-2009 06:51 AM

Happy Anniversary! By my calculations, you will have been a Lumber Jock for 1 year on May 23. Thanks for being a part of this.

-- Gary D.

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#13 posted 05-22-2010 05:22 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. 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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