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Location: Baton Rouge, LA

I'm just starting out working wood with hand tools. I've been a general handyman around the house, knocking out construction grade stuff using mostly power tools, but in my rapidly approaching dotage I'm trying to venture into a bit of fine woodworking. I don't plan to completely abandon power tools, although I don't have much to really abandon -- bench-top table saw, drill press and band saw pretty much rounds it out (but, I do have what I consider to be a fantastic router -- 3hp Triton -- and a self-built table). I'm looking for a bit of relaxation from the typical routine, and I think that this might be it given that I come from a long line of skilled tradesmen. I think it is in the genes.

Unfortunately, all this fun and relaxation is confined to my spare time, and considering that I have a university job and a 12-year old son, such spare time is at a premium. I hope to pick up an education on this site, perhaps helping me avoid some common mistakes that I would otherwise have to learn myself -- probably over and over again!

-- Kacy, Louisiana

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#1 posted 12-15-2009 04:29 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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#2 posted 12-15-2009 04:38 AM

Hello Kacy,

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 12-15-2009 04:58 AM

Thanks for the welcome, Tom and Scott … I’m really looking forward to digging into the site—that is, once I figure out this posting of pictures and their thumbnails!

-- Kacy, Louisiana

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#4 posted 12-15-2009 05:22 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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#5 posted 12-15-2009 07:40 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!


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

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#6 posted 12-15-2009 11:13 AM

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

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#7 posted 12-15-2009 01:46 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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#8 posted 12-15-2009 03:01 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#9 posted 12-15-2009 03:52 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#10 posted 12-15-2009 07:23 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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#11 posted 12-15-2009 09:15 PM

Thanks for the welcome, everyone—and, yes, I can see how it can become a problem (I just hope it never supplants the desire to actually get out there and, as my wife says, turn big pieces of wood into little pieces of wood).

-- Kacy, Louisiana

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#12 posted 12-16-2009 04:13 AM

Welcome to LJs were we have great people , super projects,fantastic woodworkers. Enjoy.


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#13 posted 12-21-2009 08:06 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 12-11-2010 12:48 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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