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Location: Manchester, CT

I am a retired Episcopal Priest and now a woodworker and wood turner. I've taken a lot of classes and now am learning by reading and listening on LJ's and some other forums.

I used to do stained glass, hot glass and computer work. Lately I have been totally obsessed with making pens, pencils, tops, bowls (both practical and decorative) and bottle stoppers on my lathes. I love it, I love the wood and the more 'instant gratification' that wood turning gives you. I want to branch out into hollow form vessels and larger bowls.

-- Chip ----------- 6:8

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#1 posted 11-06-2008 05:52 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 11-06-2008 06:54 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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#3 posted 11-06-2008 11:50 AM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 11-06-2008 02:20 PM

Hello Padre,

Welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be an exciting and rewarding part of your woodworking experience.

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

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#5 posted 11-06-2008 03:30 PM

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#6 posted 11-07-2008 12:58 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks Padre. This is 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. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

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

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#7 posted 11-07-2008 02:02 AM

Welcome to the shop. I look forward to seeing your projects and I hope you enjoy the site. There is alot of good information available from both professionals and amateurs who are willing to share their craft. God Bless!

-- Rusty

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#8 posted 11-07-2008 03:27 AM

Welcome Chip. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to seeing your projects and comments. Have fun in the shop and work safe and use pushsticks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#9 posted 11-07-2008 04:06 AM

Thank you all so much for the warm welcome! I am truly a newbie. I’ve built a deck, but have only recently started in woodworking. I found a guy locally that wanted his basement cleaned out. I purchased a table saw, drill press, band saw and router. I retired about a year ago and got a really good deal on all of the used equipment. It’s a Sears 3hp table saw with Mule accusquare. Sears 13” floor drill press, Ryobi 9” bandsaw, Ryobi belt/disc grinder; Craftsman digital router and 1.5hp regualr router, an RT1005se router table, a Craftsman 2.75 radial arm saw, a Ryobi scroll saw, a couple of blades, a bench grinder, a shop vac and some other stuff for $600.00. The table saw and drill press and radial arm saw are older, but in really good shape. I just hope I don’t break anything major, because I looked online and parts will be hard to come by!

Well anyway, thank you all for your warm welcome, and I hope I don’t irritate you all too much with my questions! :)

-- Chip ----------- 6:8

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#10 posted 11-16-2008 03:57 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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#11 posted 12-04-2008 05:28 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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Scott Bryan

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#12 posted 12-15-2008 01:44 AM

I am sorry to hear about your injury. That is a bummer. Keep us posted on how the surgery goes. I am hoping that you get back into the shop soon.

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

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#13 posted 10-31-2009 05:30 AM

Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary as a Lumber Jock! I look forward to more of your posts.

-- Gary D.

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#14 posted 10-31-2009 04:20 PM

Congratulations on your 1st Anniversary. Hope you have many more on LumberJocks. We appreciate your posts and projects.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#15 posted 02-22-2010 09:07 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks.Great place hope you enjoy yourself!

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