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Location: Eastern Canada

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When I was in Grade 9, I was in the first group of girls to be exposed to 'industrial arts' in our area. I turned a lamp during the woodworking portion and absolutely loved the process. I never really thought much about it over the years, but used to joke that when I grew up, I wanted to be a carpenter.

With a busy family and demanding career, I didn't know if I'd ever have time to try woodworking again. Two years ago, I developed some health issues and was off work for a period of time. I turned to woodworking to keep my mind busy and to challenge myself. I was hooked.

I work out of our crowded attached garage. The most important thing in there is my workbench. I get great pleasure in just simply running my hand over the bench top or opening my chisel drawer.

I used to think I was missing the female shopping chromosome until I discovered LEE VALLEY!

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#1 posted 09-20-2012 12:59 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks Sandra. You are taking the right approach to woodworking by reading, asking, and doing. That is how many of us, including myself, got started. We are all looking forward to seeing more of your projects. The pantry shelves look great and are a practical way to start your woodworking journey.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#2 posted 09-20-2012 03:15 AM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy!


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#3 posted 09-20-2012 11:52 AM

Thanks so much! As I surfed the web this past year, I kept landing on this site, so I’m glad to join the community.


-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#4 posted 09-20-2012 12:09 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#5 posted 09-20-2012 04:07 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#6 posted 09-20-2012 04:21 PM

Good place to start out. Lots of helpful advice. LOL! Helps when you don’t have a personal mentor. If I’d known about it before I made all thoses mistakes….?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 09-23-2012 03:19 AM

Welcome to LJ, Ithink you’ll love it here. It’s addictive though.

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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#8 posted 09-26-2012 01:00 PM

Welcome to LJ’s. What everyone esle said above me.. Work/Play safe. Keep makin dust. Look forward to your projects.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#9 posted 10-17-2012 08:38 PM

Thanks Sandra for your encouragement!

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#10 posted 11-03-2012 02:49 AM

Welcome Sandra, Glad you decided to join in on the fun! LJ’s is a great place to learn.
This site is very addictive!


-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#11 posted 11-27-2012 03:04 PM

A bit late to welcome you but… welcome. I’m from NH but was born in Moncton. My wife and I spent a couple of weeks in NB visiting relatives in the area. Love to have breakfast at Cara’s in Fredericton.

-- Bernie: It never gets hot or cold in New Hampshire, just seasonal!

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#12 posted 11-27-2012 11:22 PM

Thanks Bernie. I was born in Fredericton but grew up in Moncton. Small world. We love Cora’s too.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#13 posted 02-13-2013 04:29 AM

You know what, the pink hammer is cool. Be proud of it, but do get one!

-- MrHart

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#14 posted 07-01-2013 01:21 AM

Be careful MrHart you may end up wearing one!

-- Regards Rob

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#15 posted 08-01-2013 06:04 PM


-- If I can do it, so can you.

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