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Location: Indiana

I am still in the process of preparing my garage-workshop. I anticipated that my first big woodworking project would be a traditional-style workbench. But I adjusted my sights to a more realistic level (see my first project).

My interest in woodworking, from high school and earlier (following basic instruction from dad..) was first rekindled by the prospect of building an old-time minstrel-style banjo, circa 1840’s, as well as some other folk instruments. I have set luthiery to the side while while I focus on developing more general woodworking skills, and am trying to take advantage of the opportunity to build some furniture items for my home.

I enjoy reading, viewing, and being inspired by the work of others here.


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#1 posted 12-18-2009 01:13 PM

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help you with your woodworking endeavors. Feel free to ask for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#2 posted 12-18-2009 01:40 PM

Hello Bill,

Let me welcome you to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be an interesting, as well as exciting, experience. Have fun and enjoy.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 12-18-2009 04:32 PM

Welcome Bill, glad you’ve joined us!

-- Bill, Florida

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#4 posted 12-18-2009 07:29 PM

Glad to see that you have made Lumberjocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#5 posted 12-18-2009 09:12 PM


You will find the members of LJ’s to be helpful, informative, supportive, and inspiring.

I bring A long list of experience creating, Furniture, Custom Furniture, Chairs, Occasional Chair, Dining Chair, Upholstered Rocking Chair, Wood Seat Rocker, Wood Seat Rocking Chair, Custom Rocker, Handcrafted Rocker, Personalized Rocker, Tables, Coffee Table, End Table, Side Table, Accent Table, Dining Table, Entry Table, Bistro Table, Bar Stool, Stools, and the list goes on.

I will keep an eye out and try to help you when I can as my time is limited. I check my In box on a regular basis and I will respond as soon as time allows.

-- Best Regards With Personalized Rocking Chairs And Furniture On My Mind,

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#6 posted 12-18-2009 10:19 PM

Thank you for the kind welcome! I moved this year from an apartment to a house and I am in the process of preparing my garage workshop (big job—have to grind and epoxy the floors, repair the walls, and paint). I am designing a workbench and recently considered building some end tables too. Of course, I have yet to buy and set up my tools: probably a Grizzly 3HP TS, and a (low HP) Delta BS and DP, and DeWalt Router Kit unless I change my mind. I have been reading FWW magazine for several years and just got my first copy of Woodsmith. So far, my stack of books is higher than my stack of sawdust, but I am looking forward to balancing that out. My interest in woodworking (from high school and earlier) was first rekindled by the prospect of building a musical instrument with strings (for instance, maybe an old-time minstrel-style banjo~1840’s vintage). I have sort of put luthiery on the back burner for the time being, but I haven’t totally forgotten about it either! ; ) Thank you for the kind welcome. I look forward to learning from you and with you.


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#7 posted 12-19-2009 01:59 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! This is a great place to get – or give – advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are a wonderful source of new ideas. I look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

To get the most feedback on your projects, it’s best only post 1 or 2 at a time. This way you will get feedback over several days and from a wide variety of members.

Please enjoy your membership.

-- Gary D.

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#8 posted 12-19-2009 03:12 AM

Welcome aboard. Nice to have you join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#9 posted 12-19-2009 05:11 AM

Welcome to LJs a place were there are great people,super projects and outstanding woodworkers.Enjoy


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#10 posted 12-19-2009 08:56 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks!!


-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.

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#11 posted 12-19-2009 10:15 AM

WELCOME to LJ’s ….the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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#12 posted 12-20-2009 11:36 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. The projects are an inspiration, the information is priceless and the people are supportive. The only problem is, the site can get addictive.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#13 posted 12-21-2009 02:33 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard. †

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#14 posted 12-18-2010 03:50 AM

Imagine that! A year has almost gone by since you became a Lumber Jock. Congratulations on your anniversary! I look forward to your posts.

-- Gary D.

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