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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-30-2010, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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My name is Jef Keighley. I recently retired to Halfmoon Bay on BC's Sunshine Coast, just north of Vancouver.

I have been working with wood since I was a kid and worked as a carpenter and later an architectural designer. However, most of my working life was spent as a union representative in the manufacturing, mining and service sectors around British Columbia.

Over the years I have designed and built furniture, cabinets, guitars, free form wood carvings, houses and small commercial buildings. Now in my retirement I have returned to construction and renovations.

With our new house now complete in Halfmoon Bay we moved out of the workshop we had been using as a cottage. Consequently I finally have a decent sized shop and I'm looking forward to organizing the shop and improving my skills and expanding my woodworking horizons.


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Hey Jef, welcome to the community. It's always nice to meet a very experiences woodworker, you said that you have designed and built various styles of furniture, cabinets, guitars, free form wood carvings and more. Do you have any pictures of your work, I'd absolutely love to see some of your creations!

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Greetings Jef and welcome to the router forum. We are pleased to have you join us.

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Welcome to the RouterForums Jef. Thanks for becoming a member of our great forum.

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Welcome Jef. Congrats on the retirement. You picked a beautiful spot to retire. Mt sister has lived in Vancouver for over 25 yrs. I hope to have my work area back soon as well. Have fun here on the forum. It's a great place for info.
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