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Location: Beavercreek, OH

My wife has been after me for years to do some woodworking. I kept telling her I would if I had the tools. Things started to get serious when my son and wife bought me a benchtop bandsaw for Fathers Day in 2008. I still resisted used the excuse that I didn't have the time, after all I work a full time job to pay the bills. But I did start some woodworking research and found The Woodwhisperer and Matt's Basement Woodshop Podcasts.

Then in August 2008, the company I work for was throwing out a large and very heavy conference room table, hmm... this could make a large work bench. They let me take the table just to get it off their hands. The forces of nature seem to be drawing me into woodworking, so I stopped fighting it and began building my "Man Cave" in September. Our old kitchen cabinets have been in our basement for a couple of years and it was time to put them to good use again. I spent a couple months building the "cave" waterproofing, adding electrical outlets, lights, etc. You can see the "Cave" in my work shop photos.

My journey into woodworking is just beginning. I completed my first real project in April 2009, night stands, and now wonder why I waited so long to start. I find myself excited to get home from work so I can get to the cave.

BTW... my wife loves shopping for woodworking tools, I'm so lucky.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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added project Bedside Stool 01-07-2012 05:29 PM
commented on Sliding Door Shop Cabinet 09-15-2011 02:13 AM
commented on Heartbox, a bandsawn box 09-03-2011 12:16 PM
commented on Grizzly G0529 Oscillating Spindle & Disk Sander 05-09-2011 03:38 AM
posted review Grizzly G0529 Oscillating Spindle & Disk Sander 05-07-2011 05:00 PM
commented on CreekWoodworker's Workshop 05-05-2011 12:39 AM
commented on Shoe Bench 05-05-2011 12:25 AM
commented on Shoe Bench 05-01-2011 03:50 AM
added project Shoe Bench 04-30-2011 04:01 PM
added project Kitchen Sink Clutter Box 02-07-2011 12:40 AM
commented on ophidian Bandsaw box 01-04-2011 02:38 AM
commented on Band Saw Box Reminds Me Of Africa 01-04-2011 02:33 AM

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Todd Thomas

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#1 posted 05-16-2009 04:09 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks….This will be a great resource for you and your projects. There are a bunch of great people here willing to help……have fun….

I’m looking forward to seeing your projects and posts…..

WARNING: Visiting LumberJocks has proven to be addictive.

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#2 posted 05-16-2009 04:30 AM

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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#3 posted 05-16-2009 04:51 AM

Welcome CreekWoodworker, glad you’ve joined us!

-- Bill, Florida

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 05-16-2009 04:58 AM

Hello Mike,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be both a rewarding and an inspirational part of your woodworking adventure.

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

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#5 posted 05-16-2009 05:02 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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#6 posted 05-16-2009 05:15 AM

“Welcome to LJ’s”……Enjoy the experience.!!!

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#7 posted 05-16-2009 07:19 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 love this site, I hope you will enjoy it too.

Look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

-- Gary D.

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#8 posted 05-16-2009 07:42 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#9 posted 05-16-2009 02:37 PM

Nice work Creek! Welcome.

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#10 posted 05-16-2009 05:29 PM

Hello Mike, Welcome to LumberJocks.

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#11 posted 05-16-2009 06:29 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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#12 posted 05-16-2009 07:17 PM

Thanks everyone, I’m looking forward to sharing my work, receiving advice on how to improve and providing advice when I can.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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#13 posted 05-18-2009 12:30 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks Mike. This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#14 posted 05-24-2009 11:21 AM

Welcome to LJ, Hope you enjoy it. From looking at your workshop and work in progress I am certain we will be seeing some great projects from you.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 05-25-2009 09:52 PM

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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