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I’m 25 and live in rural Western NY. My husband and I started building our own house in the Spring of 2012, and my interest in woodworking began. We had harvested some trees from our family farm to use in the house (a great assortment of Cherry, Maple, Ash, and Hickory), and I got to tail saw for my friend who has a sawmill. 6,000 board ft. later, I was enamored with the wood and couldn’t wait to do more with it. I’ve done some hand hewing and a small bit of timber framing, but I’m a real beginner. I just recently used a table saw, router and planer for the first time. My friend has a lathe, and that has been a lot of fun, too. I’m looking to learn all I can, and progress in this wonderful craft. I’m fortunate to have a great husband who supplies me with lots of encouragement and tools! We’re learning a lot together. All I know, this is way more fun than any office job.

-- It's very common for people to separate things they do from the things they need. - Jogge Sundqvist

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#1 posted 10-12-2012 08:13 PM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy!


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#2 posted 10-12-2012 09:17 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#3 posted 10-12-2012 09:53 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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#4 posted 10-13-2012 11:57 AM

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#5 posted 03-09-2013 09:16 PM

Welcome to lumberjocks. Please post some pictures of the house as you build it. My wife and I would love to have something in the mountains of Colorado and we’ve kicked around the idea of building our own. Your pictures could be a great inspiration.

-- Dad: Someone was supposed to pick up his toys! Son: My name isn't "Someone".

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#6 posted 03-10-2013 12:36 AM

Great looking bench!

I think it is awesome that you can woodwork in the living room! My wife would never allow that! Ha!

-- Derec

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