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Forum topic by runngt posted 02-29-2008 09:57 PM 1363 views 0 times favorited 22 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-29-2008 09:57 PM

Just wanted to say “HELLO!” and introduce myself a little. Glad I found this site, it looks to hold a ton of good info and people!

I am 33 and just started out as a saw dust maker a year and a half ago after many years of shying away from it. So far I have found it very irritating and pleasureable at the same time! I have spent this time piddiling with a few projects and collecting tools for my shop (ie. garage, boat storage, atv / go-cart storage, junk storage, lawn equipment storage, etc., sometimes I feel like I only have a 1’ x 1’ shop to work in!) but some how we manage to fit it all in!

I have stocked so far: 10” craftsman table saw in a custom table, 10” craftsman professional radial arm saw, ryobi 16” scroll saw, craftsman professional 14” band saw, 12” craftsman drill press, 14” jet vs. lathe with bed extension, tradesman 12” miter saw, ryobi 18 volt 7pc multi tool kit, craftsman 1 3/4 hp router, craftsman professional 1hp palm router, craftsman professional random sander, delta shop master 8” grinder, husky 32 gallon air compressor, various nail guns, staplers…....

My wonderful wife has some how put up with me (and my begging) through all these purchases the last year or so by grinding her teeth and giving me the “what ever” look as I lay out my case of why I just can’t live with out this new tool and how oh how much time it will save me ! : ) She is my number one fan though as she makes me feel like David marks everytime I show off my latest handy work and new creation.

You will see me more in the back grounds around here lurking and trying to be a sponge to all the knowleged and experienced wood workers here. I will post a few “reviews” on some of the tools I have used and own, as those sections have been a big help to me in other fourms I have searched. (I still think craftsman has some quality tools for the price,(and some junk) although I do have some complaits on their accessories they provide with them!)

I guess that went past my “HELLO”, but I do look forward to interaction with you guys as I have only been a member for five hours and have had a more that expected “WELCOME” already!!

-- It seem's I just make scrap wood and saw dust most of the time !

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#1 posted 02-29-2008 10:28 PM

So far I have found it very irritating and pleasureable at the same time!

Kind of like being married, isnt it? <g>

Welcome to Lumberjocks. Enjoy!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 02-29-2008 10:31 PM

Don’t be a stranger.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 02-29-2008 10:39 PM

Hey, welcome. Yeah, don’t lurk too much in the shadows.

So far I have found it very irritating and pleasureable at the same time!
Kind of like Altoids.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 03-01-2008 01:54 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks. No lurking! Jump right in here and make a fool of yourself like we do!! Ask all the questions you want and we will try to help you out. Of course, you want to remember the advise is worth about what you pay for it. LOL

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 03-01-2008 02:22 AM

Welcome and enjoy your time here – the more you put in, the more you’ll get out!

-- Eric at

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#6 posted 03-01-2008 02:27 AM

Hello and welcome to Lumberjocks . You will never be bored again.

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#7 posted 03-01-2008 02:48 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks, runngt!

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#8 posted 03-01-2008 07:24 AM

Welcome! You have come to the right place for woodworkers. Looking forward to seeing your projects and comments.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#9 posted 03-01-2008 12:03 PM

i learn at least one thing a day here. The beauty of wisdom is that it is the one thing you can steal and the original owner suffers no loss

-- making sawdust....

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#10 posted 03-01-2008 01:16 PM

Glad to have you with us.

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#11 posted 03-01-2008 03:04 PM

Welcome, and enjoy the community! Looking forward to hearing more about what you’re learning.

-- Robb

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#12 posted 03-01-2008 03:32 PM

If you like working with wood, you’re in the right place. Welcome.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#13 posted 03-02-2008 02:09 AM

enjoy, it’s a blast

-- Pretzel L8agn

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#14 posted 03-08-2008 04:58 PM

Welcome a-board. This is a great site, for lurking and learning… enjoy!

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#15 posted 03-09-2008 12:37 AM

This is indeed a wonderful community. Welcome

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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