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Location: Across the tracks and up the hill in Georgetown, Indiana

The rolling hills of southern Indiana have a long history of woodworking with scattered sawmills, furniture and plywood companies that gave growth to many small towns. Over the years most enterprises are gone. A few family owned sawmills still remain along the back roads, surrounded by large wooded areas that make up the Ohio River Valley. The four seasons of the year are especially beautiful here from bright green in the spring to blazing red and yellow in the fall. Freezing cold brings frost and snow to the hillsides in winter while summer brings hot humid days with warm nights. We spend a lot of time on our back porch in the summer eating and playing with grandkids. This area has been wonderful place to grow up, raise a family or two and grow old with my wife Laura.

My name is Joe Sauer, I'm a seventy one year old retired school teacher and former member of the US Army. I have a basement shop that is fairly well equipped but aways in a constant state of change. It is where I build treasures to give to family and friends. A place to tinker and piddle away the day. For 13 years I have loved retirement, but my world is about to change. In June of 2018, my wife is going to join me in retirement after 36 years of being a special education teacher. Please pray for me.

I've found a great deal of inspiration for woodworking from the artisans on Lumberjocks. There skills and talents are beautifully displayed in there magnificent creations. There willingness to help and support those of us who aspire to become better woodworkers is greatly appreciated. I was't born into woodworking, it came late in my life, so learning has been a challenge. Fortunately I live close to a couple of Lumberjacks, Boxguy and Maplerock, both are gifted artist that share projects, skills and supply encouragement to keep me making piles and piles of pure sawdust.

Thanks to all who continue to help me become a better person and woodworker.

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#1 posted 06-05-2015 01:36 PM

I know this guy! He is a woodworking beast. He can Create great pieces on the lathe, build boxes, craft tables, and more. Welcome Curlyjoe, you’ll be an asset to us here at LJ!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#2 posted 12-28-2017 09:04 AM

Joe, welcome to Lumber Jocks. What a surprise to see that you are finally in the fold. I liked reading your bio above. I am looking forward to seeing you post some of your work. The snowmen on skis would be a fun read for everyone. See you soon. Keep boxing and keep posting in your sawshop.

-- Big Al in IN

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