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Some guys learn engine work while growing up, or fishing, or gain a passion for professional sports teams. I was fortunate to have a dad and grandad very capable with tools. After a 10 year renovation and expansion of our 1898 home, my wife and I are busy raising four kids. Time in the shop is just one of many things that compete for attention. I gained a love of antiques from my mother, and that is exhibited in my tools - SW vintage Stanleys are da bomb! My standing goal is to raise my skill level to the point that I can make quality pieces worthy of passing along to my children.

EDIT: Added 23 May 2012, this portable bench to build.

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-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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SnowyRiver

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#1 posted 03-26-2011 08:26 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Max

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#2 posted 03-26-2011 09:31 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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surfin2

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#3 posted 03-26-2011 11:44 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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Splinterman

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#4 posted 03-27-2011 12:34 AM

“WELCOME to LJ’s.”

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#5 posted 03-31-2011 08:28 AM

Welcome to LJ!! My Lil Sis is around there somewhere working on the new dam.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 04-26-2011 07:17 PM

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help one another with woodworking. Feel free to ask members for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………LOL

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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mafe

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#7 posted 09-15-2011 09:56 PM

I think it is a wonderful goal you have set.
You have some lucky kids.
Best thoughts buddy.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Schwieb

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#8 posted 10-29-2011 08:19 AM

I concur completely with your goal. My kids already think they are pretty lucky

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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theoldfart

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#9 posted 09-20-2012 11:10 PM

Smitty, left you a comment about the lockset on my blog
kevin

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#10 posted 03-28-2013 04:09 PM

Wow, starting my 3rd year on LJs today… where does the time go? Hello to all my buddies and LJ friends, here’s to whatever the future holds!

EDIT: And my #6,000th post!

VR,
Smitty

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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lysdexic

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#11 posted 04-17-2013 01:37 AM

Congrats on your anniversary Smitty. LJ’s is a better place for it.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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NikkiLaRue

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#12 posted 05-06-2014 06:08 PM

Thank You!

-- Nikki

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