• Advertise with us
View Rich99's:homeworkshopprojects (4)blog (3)reviews (1)forum topics (0)buddies (0)favorites (1)activity logWatch


None so far

60 posts in 3626 days

Location: at my desk, Corinna, Maine

I'm a 63 year old guy with a very grey beard and a pony tail.

I'm on a medical pension from the VA. I have diabetes and am missing a leg as a result of that and being a smoker since age 15.

During the summer i occupy my time by mowing my 2.5 acre field that I jokingly refer to as a 'lawn'.

During the winter I spend a lot of time shoveling snow.

All year long, i try to get to my shop and make sawdust. I'm just getting to the intermediate amateur level of woodworking -- trying to try everything once or twice -- the first time for firewood and the second time with most mistakes corrected.

-- Far-North Wood-Works (a fantasy company)

Latest Activity | view all »

replied on shaping foam rubber 01-30-2012 12:08 AM
commented on Complete Plans! 01-27-2012 11:14 PM
commented on Poppy Table... 12-15-2011 10:29 PM
commented on I HATE BIG projects 08-08-2010 12:38 AM
commented on Woodshop Remodel (Video) 06-03-2010 11:02 PM
commented on Not Bad For The Money... 04-12-2010 12:51 PM
commented on Not Bad For The Money... 04-11-2010 03:09 PM
posted review Not Bad For The Money... 04-10-2010 10:04 PM
added blog entry SHELVES, DAMN SHELVES! #1: It's alive, I tell you, it's ALIVE! 03-16-2010 06:13 PM
added blog entry I HATE BIG projects 02-25-2010 05:19 AM
commented on This is Not a Boomerang 02-04-2010 02:39 AM
commented on Two tier Coffee Table Set in a Lazy Susan 01-07-2010 08:13 PM
commented on FNWW RENOVATION #1: RADIAL ARM SAW TABLE/BENCH 10-29-2009 01:20 AM
commented on FNWW RENOVATION #1: RADIAL ARM SAW TABLE/BENCH 10-29-2009 01:14 AM
commented on FNWW RENOVATION #1: RADIAL ARM SAW TABLE/BENCH 10-29-2009 01:10 AM

Latest Projects | view all 4 »

Latest Blog Entries | view all 3 »

Workshop | view details »

Grab widget

14 comments so far

View cabinetmaster's profile


10874 posts in 4013 days

#1 posted 09-19-2009 03:50 AM

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help you with your woodworking endeavors. Feel free to ask for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………LOL

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

View Rich99's profile


60 posts in 3626 days

#2 posted 09-19-2009 04:21 AM

Thanks very much. I will have to fight the allure of LJ’ It won’t be easy—I have an addictive personality. But I’ve just unsubscribed to the dozen (or two) daily and weekly e-mails from news and political websites… too much grief in the world, and not much I can do about it, except vote. The one thing I can do is make sawdust! (and post stuff here).

“Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.” – Charles Mingus

-- Far-North Wood-Works (a fantasy company)

View Scott Bryan's profile

Scott Bryan

27250 posts in 4276 days

#3 posted 09-19-2009 05:19 AM

Hello Rich,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be an interesting, as well as exciting, experience. Have fun and enjoy.

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

View Bureaucrat's profile


18341 posts in 4106 days

#4 posted 09-19-2009 05:22 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! This is a great place to get – or give – advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are a wonderful source of new ideas. I love this site, I hope you will enjoy it too.

Look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

-- Gary D.

View Karson's profile


35194 posts in 4855 days

#5 posted 09-19-2009 05:49 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]

View Splinterman's profile


23074 posts in 3816 days

#6 posted 09-19-2009 09:16 AM

“Welcome to LJ’s” ….the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

View Innovator's profile


3589 posts in 3868 days

#7 posted 09-19-2009 01:15 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks. It is a GREAT place to get ideas for your projects and help when you get stuck. There is a ton of information to help you along the way.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

View Max's profile


56000 posts in 4728 days

#8 posted 09-19-2009 05:26 PM

Glad to see that you have made Lumberjocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

View SnowyRiver's profile


51458 posts in 3935 days

#9 posted 09-20-2009 03:38 AM

Welcome aboard. Nice to have you join us on Lumberjocks

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

View Rich99's profile


60 posts in 3626 days

#10 posted 09-20-2009 04:47 AM

Holy Cow! You all ARE a friendly bunch of people.

Thank you very much to everyone. Now I gotta get my a** in gear and take some pics of jobs gone by… projects from the past year or so… anything older than that would just be living in the past.

Today (Saturday) I went to two garage sales (popular institution here in Maine) and picked up a small (4×36”) bench top sander and a scroll saw ($10 each!) and a bunch of lumber. 4 – 6×6” x 8’ hardwood posts (from a barn torn down—installed almost a hundred years ago—weighed a ton each, and that ain’t moisture)— and also two pieces of pine, 2×21” x 10’. 21 inches wide!!! all five bucks each! I should do this more often.

By the way, as many of your notes said, LJ’s is a a good place for inspiration. I even got those two machines cleaned up and running, and a parts list made out—never had a scroll saw before, so, blades for it and belts for the sander. That’s more woodwork than I’ve done in the past week!

Thanks again, and I’ll post soon.


-- Far-North Wood-Works (a fantasy company)

View a1Jim's profile


117690 posts in 4032 days

#11 posted 09-20-2009 06:26 AM

Welcome to LJs a place were there are great people,super projects and outstanding woodworkers.Enjoy

View Grumpy's profile


25536 posts in 4305 days

#12 posted 09-20-2009 11:23 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks . 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

View GMman's profile


3902 posts in 4152 days

#13 posted 09-21-2009 03:37 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks.Great place hope you enjoy yourself!

View Bureaucrat's profile


18341 posts in 4106 days

#14 posted 09-18-2010 03:18 AM

Imagine that! A year has almost gone by since you became a Lumber Jock. Congratulations on your anniversary! I look forward to your posts.

-- Gary D.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics