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Location: Iowa

I've been a member here about a year now so I thought I should put in some information about myself.

I have always had in interest in working with wood ever since high school. In the past I have not had the resources (money, space) to develop my interest. I've always had a home to work on so I have done quite a bit of construction work mainly updating or remodeling something. At 48, I'm now 54, I moved into a new home with an unfinished basement and when we finished it I added room for a small shop although it was small it was bigger than any work area I have previously had. It's about the size of a one car garage. When my father-in-law gave me his old band saw and lathe it rekindled that urge for building things. I determined if I had a table saw, router and planer in addition to what he gave me I could build about anything or so I thought. I had buy in from the wife so I went shopping. I already had a drill press plus I purchased several power tools so by the end of the first year I had a functioning shop. It's been growing ever since.

One of the main concerns we originally had was how to manage the dust generated. After researching what systems were most efficient we chose a cyclone. I found a bunch of industrial fittings and pipe being sold on Ebay by a school that was tearing out their old system for a fraction of what new stuff would cost. I was able to run lines to every corner of my shop for about a tenth of the cost of new. That industrial stuff is EXPENSIVE. The cyclone went into my furnace room adjacent to the shop where the air compressor is located. I was able to run the main line through the rafters with branches coming off the main line for all the machines. I plan to post pictures in the future.

Since the first year I've been building up the shop and making projects. As I learn more techniques I've tried to increase the complexity of the projects I do. I enjoy designing as well as building.

I think this website is a great resource for people like me as I have used it extensively for advice on building as well as buying new tools. I love to browse the Projects and the Tool Review sections. I am in awe of some of the work here and I plan to upload some of my projects as I continue to grow in this hobby.

-- Kent B

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#1 posted 01-22-2010 10:48 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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#2 posted 01-23-2010 12:15 AM


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 01-23-2010 01:07 AM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 01-23-2010 03:03 AM

Hey, welcome to the site. Glad you found us. You’re gonna like it here….enjoy

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#5 posted 01-23-2010 03:25 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 to 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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#6 posted 01-23-2010 04:42 AM

Welcome to LJs a place were there are great people super projects and outstanding woodworkers. Enjoy


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#7 posted 01-23-2010 10:41 AM

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

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#8 posted 01-27-2010 05:19 AM

Hi there,
I too am somewhat new to LumberJocks and would like to welcome you to the site. The folks here are great and the projects will absolutely blow your mind. There are some very talented people out there…
Sit back, enjoy the ride and be careful, this site is extremely addictive…
Welcome to LJ

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#9 posted 01-27-2010 03:33 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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#10 posted 01-27-2010 03:33 PM

Such a warm welcome. I appreciate all the comments. I joined for the knowledge base since I am fairly new to this hobby. Thanks,


-- Kent B

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#11 posted 01-31-2010 05:41 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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