Shawn K.

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Location: Fort Collins, Colorado

Working with wood has always been a hobby, something my father and I had done together for a number of years.

For my own part, I hadn't done anything further than some home improvement projects, a loft bed for my daughter, and a deck. Projects like these have netted me a garage full of benchtop tools of varying quality.

April 2010 my wife encouraged me to buy a ShopFox Midi lathe. I started turning again, and found myself addicted. Turning pens, bowls and other things has led me to purchase a 14" bandsaw, and a bunch of turning tools, finishes, and other things.

After trying to knock out a few projects for Christmas, I decided that there was more to woodworking than turning. Researching items, and trying a few more projects, the garage needs to be turned into a woodshop. I mean to document its transformation as I can.

-- -- Never entrust power to those who desire it.

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commented on Birch Settlers of Catan Board 07-07-2012 04:35 AM
added project Laptop desk becomes a couchside office. 06-27-2012 03:01 AM
added project Mother's Day gift for my wife. 05-18-2012 03:27 AM
commented on Shop Storage, and a newfound hatred of No. 2 Common Pine. 04-18-2012 02:24 AM
added project Shop Storage, and a newfound hatred of No. 2 Common Pine. 04-17-2012 03:32 AM
commented on Skyrim Dragon Coaster 03-03-2012 05:13 PM
commented on wood spirits 01-24-2012 07:29 AM
commented on Dissappointment 01-02-2012 05:55 AM
commented on Beer plane... apologies to Mr. Krenov 01-01-2012 02:40 AM
commented on Warming Cabinet 12-06-2011 02:18 AM
commented on for the some who aren't so lucky 11-30-2011 07:50 AM
commented on I Had To Try This 07-10-2011 05:22 AM
commented on Making the garage a shop #9: South Wall, Done 07-05-2011 08:26 PM
commented on Making the garage a shop #10: More storage for the shop. 07-05-2011 08:18 PM
added blog entry Making the garage a shop #10: More storage for the shop. 07-05-2011 04:42 AM

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#1 posted 02-07-2011 02:47 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 02-07-2011 03:05 AM

WELCOME to LJ’s…Enjoy the experience.

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#3 posted 02-07-2011 03:19 AM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 02-07-2011 04:51 AM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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Shawn K.

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#5 posted 02-07-2011 05:32 AM

Thanks to all for the welcome!

-- -- Never entrust power to those who desire it.

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#6 posted 02-07-2011 10:49 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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#7 posted 02-16-2011 03:06 AM

Shawn, Welcome to LumberJocks!

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#8 posted 02-27-2011 12:08 PM

Welcome to lumberjocks Shawn. I hope you enjoy your time here, It’s a great place to get info, and to hone your skills..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#9 posted 08-16-2011 07:46 PM

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself just about 2 years ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…
I apologize for the late welcome but I am currently serving overseas and don’t have a lot of spare time on my hands.

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…


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

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