Joshua Sargent

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Location: Gurnee, IL

Total beginner!

By day I'm a computer nerd, so I've caught the woodworking bug as a hobby to get my rear-end out of the office chair, my face out of the screen, my hands off the keyboard, and engage my brain in a totally different way than it has grown accustomed to. What really got me hooked was discovering David Marks' show on DIY, "Woodworks". That's when I realized how much fun it could be and that I might actually be able to do it.

I've got two young children with a third on the way, so I'm very interested in practical furniture-making. I'd love to build up enough skill to be able to provide them each with at least one "heirloom" quality piece. I recently completed my first project - a train table for my son. It's embarrassingly crude and I'm hoping to be able to do it over again once I learn some joinery techniques and get some decent tools. My kids love it though, so that's what really matters I suppose! (And my wife is just being supportive...) =)

Anyway - I'm totally amazed at all of the incredible projects the members of this site are producing! Hoping to gain a little (OK, a lot) of knowledge from you guys!

-- -=Josh - Gurnee, IL=-

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commented on Chris Biggs's Profile 01-16-2009 06:09 AM
commented on Wine Rack 01-16-2009 06:07 AM
added project YAECB - Yet Another Endgrain Cutting Board 12-23-2008 08:00 AM
commented on Very first project - Train Table 10-03-2008 06:33 PM
commented on Butterfly Inlaid Changing Table & Dresser in Cherry and Maple 10-03-2008 07:45 AM
added project Very first project - Train Table 10-03-2008 06:43 AM
commented on Cecilia's mission style bed 10-03-2008 05:54 AM
signed up Joshua Sargent's Profile 10-03-2008 05:44 AM

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#1 posted 10-03-2008 07:13 AM

Welcome to lumberjocks!! I hope you enjoy the site as much as I do. If you have questions or comments don’t be afraid to post.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#2 posted 10-03-2008 10:48 AM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#3 posted 10-03-2008 12:15 PM

Hello Joshua,

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

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

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#4 posted 10-03-2008 01:52 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks Joshua. 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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#5 posted 10-03-2008 02:17 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 10-03-2008 05:59 PM

Welcome to LJ from a “neighbor” in Illinois!

-- Patrick, Chicago, IL

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#7 posted 10-03-2008 05:59 PM

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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#8 posted 10-03-2008 06:07 PM

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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#9 posted 10-03-2008 06:55 PM


Welcome to LJs… Keep us up to date on what you’re up to, and we’ll do the same!

-- Ryno

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#10 posted 10-04-2008 03:57 AM

Josh, Once again welcome, you came to the right the place. The folks around here love to share the knowledge. Enjoy the site and your new hobby.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#11 posted 10-05-2008 01:05 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! It’s a great place with great people, and, oh yeah, there’s the woodworking! Have fun and play safe! :)

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit and sign up for my project updates!

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#12 posted 10-31-2008 10:50 AM

Hey, welcome to LumberJocks, and great job on that train table! I’ve got a very similar story to yours – brand new to the craft, picked it up as a hobby so I’d have a hobby that wasn’t computer-related (and yet here I am!), and with 2 kids and one on the way. And now I’ll be copying your train table (only calling it a lego table)!

Anyway, keep it up and see ya around…

-- Eric at

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#13 posted 12-05-2008 04:52 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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