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An individual trying to cut a straight line in life. Bogged down by necessities (like making a living), I would rather spend my time cutting, turning, sanding (well, maybe not sanding), and working with my hands. And oh, most important, spending time with my grandkids.

My first project was building a cabin with my 9th grade teacher in the northern woods of Michigan. Learning how to use power tools, run wire and hook up electricity, and build what was needed set me on my way.

Over the past 10 years or so, I have done about a dozen remodels, mostly kitchens and bathrooms. Decks are another one of those things that I always seem to get involved in. I did one family room and fireplace. I’m a better woodworker than plumber (can’t seem to get that last drop of water from falling off of the trap), and I have managed only to get shocked three times (the last time was sheer stupidity – talking on the phone while doing electrical work). The lesson there – pay attention to what it is you are doing!

Finally, after many years thinking about it, I got my General Contractor license in 2011. I'm finally doing some jobs. Still, it's not my main occupation, but I'm preparing for my next career.

-- No matter how many times I measure, I always forget the dimensions before I cut.

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posted 08-26-2009 12:14 PM

Welcome to HomeRefurbers

It will be a great resource for you and your projects. There are a bunch of great people here willing to help……have fun

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posted 08-28-2009 04:46 AM

Thanks Todd. I’ve already got a couple of ideas. There sure are a lot of great projects out there!

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Hey there Billj welcome to LJs looking forwars to seeing your projects. Nice job on the kitchen, thats what I am in the process of doing now.

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Hey BillyJ’s glad to see ya over here also.

Great pics of the deck.

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