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I'm a beginner woodworker, but let me tell you why I got started...

Growing up playing sports and training horses, I never really learned a trade. Sure if I lived 125 years ago my horse skills would be HUGE, but today they are more of a hobby and passion. Needless to say, as I got older it started to bug me that I didn't really know how to do anything with my hands... work on my truck, fix a leaky faucet, do simple wiring, weld, or build anything with any material. So I set out to fix that.

And my actual thought was, if Jesus was a carpenter, what better trade could I possibly learn?

So I built a poker table to start, and 4 years later, I am officially addicted and am always looking to build new things and buy new tools.

I have a beautiful wife who I love more than anything, an amazing little girl, and another girl on the way... PRAY FOR ME!!

I am in the animal health industry for my day job, but if I could find a way to make money doing something with wood, I would quit in a heartbeat. So for the time being, as I supply for my family, my addiction has to remain my hobby.

I'm always looking to learn and try new things, and joined this community just for that. And I look forward to getting to know some of you guys as you help me learn and grow as a woodworker!!

-- If Jesus was a carpenter, what better profession could there be?

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#1 posted 05-04-2014 06:17 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 ?
Contact: Cricket Walker
(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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