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Location: Seattle, WA

I have played the acoustic guitar for a long time and always wanted to build one to really learn about the instrument from the inside out. After purchasing a kit a year and a half ago I found myself really in over my head and sought out some help locally to learn how to sharpen my tools correctly. A year and a half later I am closing in on completing my first guitar with a lot of supervision from a professional builder here and the camaraderie of some friends. Along the way I have been fascinated with the process of using primarily hand tools along with some selected use of a band saw, drill press and router. I prefer the hand tools as much as possible.

Now I am beginning to pull together the pieces to build the pipe clamp workbench which Jeff has detailed pretty well on this site. Looking forward to putting together a blog of my cam clamp and guitar project along with the workbench when it gets rolling. Also beginning family life full on this early May so life is very joyful at the moment.

-- Michael, Seattle, WA

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#1 posted 02-21-2008 07:48 AM

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 02-21-2008 10:15 AM

Welcome to LJ. Just wanted let you know that several of us are planning a picnic, tentatively set for June 21st. I’ve written a blog about it:


-- Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and love.

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#3 posted 02-21-2008 10:15 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 02-21-2008 11:26 AM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here. Good to see another luthier.

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#5 posted 02-21-2008 12:56 PM

welcome to the community !

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#6 posted 02-21-2008 01:23 PM

Let me welcome you to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be an interesting and rewarding part of your woodworking journey.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 02-21-2008 01:44 PM

Welcome to the wonderful world of LJ’s (Enjoy) Come on in, The water’s fine, fine, fine. Happy, that you have chosen to join the family.
You can ask, show, teach, learn, and Share woodworking experiences.
There’s something here for anyone that likes working with wood.
Plus new friends
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#8 posted 02-21-2008 03:10 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks! Enjoy yourself.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#9 posted 02-21-2008 04:19 PM

Welcome aboard! Sounds like you have some unique experiences to share.

-- Eric at

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#10 posted 02-21-2008 05:46 PM

Thanks to all for the warm welcome. Hope to have some pictures posted in the next couple of weeks.

Pete, thanks for the invitation to the BBQ, I would love to meet the local folks in time. My wife and I are expecting our first this May and have a reunion party already scheduled that day with our birthing class… a different sort of graduation party. But hope that we may meet up in the future.

-- Michael, Seattle, WA

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#11 posted 02-22-2008 01:35 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. A great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#12 posted 02-23-2008 05:18 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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#13 posted 04-08-2008 11:41 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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#14 posted 04-08-2008 11:52 PM

Welcome to LJs !! Glad you have joined us !!

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#15 posted 04-09-2008 06:44 AM

Welcome… from another Seattlelite…

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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