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    is the dog n your avatar a brittany?

    ron
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    Hi Lee - I am planning to make a table set for my granddaughter and would love a copy of your plans. You can email to fshenkin94@yahoo.com or send to fred henkin, 94 marlene dr. westerville, ohio 43081. I'd be glad to reimburse you for any copying and shipping cost.

    Fred
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    Happy, Happy Birthday Lee!
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    Happy Birthday, Lee!
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    Happy Big 6-0 Lee!!! Hope it's a great one!
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About Lee Schierer

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August 3
About Lee Schierer
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I've been a woodworker for more than 50 years, I started out making projects with my father and grandfather, then learned more about wood working in school shop classes. Most of what I have learned about woodworking is by trying and doing and seeing.

My Grandfather was a RR engineer, a carpenter and a blacksmith. He worked for the Erie RR for over 30 years. He used to make his own garden tools from old car springs. I had the privilege to watch him make some of the tools I now own.

My father was career Air Force serving for 30 years. I lived in numerous places growing up and got to see a good portion of this country as we traveled. My Dad started woodworking when I was in my early teens and I was a helper on some of his projects. He continued woodworking when he retired until his death.

I started woodworking in elementary school shop class. After graduation and during my early Naval career, my wife wanted a sewing cabinet and I decided I could make it. I purchased a router and a jig saw and made her a custom sewing cabinet for her sewing machine and sewing materials. She still has the cabinet and refuses to let me make her a new one. Most of my woodworking equipment was acquired in the same way, being purchase to allow me to make furniture and other items we wanted.

I design most of my own furniture and cabinets using techniques I have seen or read about. I primarily make furniture and other items for friends, relatives or charities. My shop is a converted two car garage and at times there is barely enough room to get around between the wood projects and equipment. I tend to keep short cutoffs and thin strips, because you never know when you will need a small piece.

I married my high school sweetheart and we have two children a daughter and and a son and four grandchildren.

I graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy , served five years on active duty and 21 in the reserves. I retired as a Navy Captain.

I worked in industry as an engineer for over 30 years.
Location:
McKean, PA
Interests:
Woodworking, Hunting, Fishing, Beekeeping, RC aircraft, hiking, camping, cycling, crosscountry skiing, bird watching
Occupation:
Retired

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