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#1 posted 06-25-2008 02:02 AM

Howdy! Welcome to LJ, the best woodworking community anywhere!

I look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#2 posted 06-25-2008 03:21 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! Enjoy yourself.

-- 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 06-25-2008 03:24 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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#4 posted 06-25-2008 09:59 AM

Welcome to LJs. If you need anything just ask anyone.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 06-25-2008 10:49 AM

Hi Elaine,

Let me welcome you to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be an exciting and rewarding part of your woodworking journey.

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

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#6 posted 06-25-2008 12:16 PM

Elaine, welcome to Lumberjocks! It’s a great community with great people, and, oh yeah, there’s the woodworking! Have fun and keep safe! :)

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit and sign up for my project updates!

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#7 posted 06-25-2008 02:03 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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#8 posted 06-25-2008 02:17 PM

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

View Elaine's profile


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#9 posted 06-25-2008 05:23 PM

Thanks for the Welcome gentleman! I’m fairly new to the home woodworking experience. In my younger days, I worked in a moulding dept in California. It’s where safety first was driven home. I did learn that whole milk will save a finger. Learned that kick back can be deadly, moulding blades spin faster than the eye can see when they leave the machine, forklifts don’t necessarily rip limbs off but can put a bone at such an angle that Picasso would be proud, and fires in the hopper are not fun when you’re tailing off at the ripsaw. I also learned “if it doesn’t feel safe don’t do it” does not apply to a multi million dollar lumber company’s bottom line.

Built my first project in 1969, a whelping box for the dog. It was square (sort of) and it was heavy. I didn’t know how to rip a board but sometimes mistakes are pure genius! The higher sides went to the back and the lower sides to the front. She used it, so I guess it passed muster. Once the pups got a bit bigger, flipped the box around and save another week or two.

I still have the hammer that my father taught me to use, it was his father’s or so the Blarney story goes. Just never can tell with that man :) But the hammer always brings a smile to my frustration and it’s already broken in! Dad also taught me that you can’t have the first beer until you’re done for the day, you’ve earned it or it’s noon, and it’s usually noon somewhere in the world. God Bless the Irish!

The electrician was here today to give an estimate on my humble shop. 16 X24. I finally get to move out of the cellar. I’ll have four lights over head, outlets every four feet and one in the middle for the table saw, couple lights for the outside…and at my age with the humidity – I wish for air conditioning! One thing about the cellar, it always stayed cool. As soon as the electric goes in, I’ll start putting up the insulation and the the T&G strip maple flooring that if I told you what I paid for it, you’d cry :) The flooring will take a good while, there may not be any projects until winter.

Again thanks for the warm welcome, I look forward to learning from all of you :)

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#10 posted 06-25-2008 06:45 PM

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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#11 posted 06-25-2008 07:31 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#12 posted 06-25-2008 10:22 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#13 posted 06-25-2008 10:54 PM

Welcome to lumberjocks. I hope you take advantage of all the possibilities LJ’s offers.

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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#14 posted 06-26-2008 06:13 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks Elaine. 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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Paul D

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#15 posted 06-27-2008 02:06 PM

Welcome to LJs !! Glad you have joined us !!

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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