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Location: Bowie, MD

I'm a 30 year old amateur woodworker. I've always lived in apartments and condos and never had access to a shop of my own. However I grew up in the theatre shops of my high school, college, and eventually a university where I served as the technical director for the theatre department. In that position I was in charge of all the lumber ordering, builds of sets, etc. Looking back I didn't know how great I had it, with such a spacious shop! Mostly I was picking stuff up as I went, and drawing on the little bit of formal training I got in my undergrad. Which essentially meant I was great at building things that look good from 25-50 feet away and will stay together (not kill anyone) for about a month.

The fine woodworking stuff didn't come up for me until I moved to my new house with a two car garage, that I quickly have converted into a workshop. Still learning on my own by researching online, reading wood magazine, and now, hopefully, learning from you all at LJ.

Hope to meet you sometime.


-- Gerard in Bowie MD

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#1 posted 05-30-2013 05:32 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks – enjoy the Community.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 05-30-2013 05:47 PM

Thanks Bill!

-- Gerard in Bowie MD

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#3 posted 05-30-2013 07:22 PM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy !
Because I often get asked questions by new members I’ve included the answers to the most( FAQ) along with my welcoming message to LJs.
You should know that posting questions or projects here (your profile page) will not get you very many responses’ just because it’s your profile page not part of a main forum. To post in a main forum read below.
Want to know how to post something?
See the drop-down box underneath my Lumberjocks in the upper right hand corner. Click on the arrow and select which type of posting you want to make (Project, Blog entry, Forum topic). This will take you to the appropriate page and you just fill in the form.
Sending Private messages(PMs) to other members
Click on the word” home” next to the profile picture of the member you want to contact ,then click on “send message”
Need help with posting or other questions ?
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Ms DebbieP AKA Debbie Pribele (Ljs community manager)
Just for the record even though I have a large number of post I’m not involved with LJs management ,I’m just another member.


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#4 posted 05-31-2013 12:01 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- Todd

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#5 posted 05-31-2013 12:54 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#6 posted 05-31-2013 12:57 PM

Welcome aboard. It’s great that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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