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    Hi there!

    Hello, everyone! My name (as you may have guessed) is Derek, and while I'm not a woodworker, per se, I sure do love projects! I live in Yucaipa, CA, and am big into the off-road and camping scene.

    I'm 35 and am in the process of buying my first real house, which means (drum-roll, please...) I will have a GARAGE! Now I can finally, finally do all the things I have wanted to do since I was a teen. And that includes wood projects.

    I have perused the forums, and I must say, you all are a very helpful bunch! I am really looking forward to learning from your experience.

    A little about me: I quit my J-O-B in October of 2008 to freelance write full-time from home, and haven't looked back once. Sure beats clockin' in! I grew up in Colorado, which I loved, and had to move to California in 1987. Yuck. I'm not the biggest fan of this state, but my friends and family are here, so I opted to stay a while longer.

    Anyhow, sorry for the mini-ramble. I am looking forward to becoming a part of the community!

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    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Welcome aboard
    It could be worse You could be on fire.
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    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Plainwell, Michigan
    Welcome Derek, good to have you aboard Will look forward to you starting this crazy hobby at you new house

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    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada
    Welcome Derek hope you enjoy your stay. We got quiet a few members from your state. They all good people so i guess there cant be much wrong with your state.

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    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Welcome aboard, Derek. You found a good place to get opinions and advice.

    I'm a tech writer/editor who's been looking for work for the past year. Glad to see somebody's making it in the writing biz. I was hoping to get into freelance work when I got laid off last year, but what I've seen so far has been for very little (or no) pay. If you've got any hot tips to offer, I'm all ears.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    well derek some of us are gonna be traveling threw your state soon, maybe you can drop in and visit them in person what part od CA are you from and if you put that in your profile we all wil know where to stop for a cup of coffee or just say hi oh and welcome to the forum
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    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    Welcome Derek

    Larry Yacipa is in southern Cal. I-10 goes right through it. It's bought half way from Palm springs and San Bernardino.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Indianapolis area
    Welcome Derek! I think you will like it here. Good people with good info--that's a combo that's hard to beat.


    "Individual commitment to a group effort--that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work."
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    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Welcome !!!
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    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Welcome to the Family Derek
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward


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