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Sawdust Maker, Powered tools - gas, air, elect, Norske. Carve a little, contractor grade tools. Dream Workshop constructed 40x30, 100 amp service, 240v power throughout, inslab antifreeze heat, wall unit A/C, sanitary facilities, cooking and washer/dryer. When she throws me out wouldn't want to be uncomfortable.

-- Steve, 'Sconie Great White North

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#1 posted 05-11-2009 02:22 AM

Hello Steve,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be both a rewarding and an inspirational part of your woodworking adventure.

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

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#2 posted 05-11-2009 02:30 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 05-11-2009 03:54 AM

From one Wisconsinite to another, 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 more of your projects and posts.

-- Gary D.

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#4 posted 05-11-2009 05:49 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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#5 posted 05-11-2009 12:00 PM

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

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#6 posted 05-11-2009 12:10 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks….This will be a great resource for you and your projects. There are a bunch of great people here willing to help……have fun….

I’m looking forward to your projects and posts…..

WARNING: Visiting LumberJocks has proven to be addictive.

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#7 posted 05-14-2009 12:46 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks Steve. 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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#8 posted 05-19-2009 04:04 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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#9 posted 05-28-2009 02:47 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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#10 posted 05-28-2009 03:11 AM

Welcome to a group of some of the greatest bunch of people on the planet, and some fantastic woodworkers too.


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#11 posted 05-28-2009 02:40 PM

“Welcome to LJ’s”……Enjoy the experience.!!!

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#12 posted 05-08-2010 03:06 AM

Imagine that! In a few days a year will have gone by since you became a Lumber Jock. Congratulations on your anniversary! I look forward to your posts.

-- Gary D.

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#13 posted 09-02-2010 06:12 AM

Mixed bag on CL for me. Industrial users, wannabes, must clean the garage, pole shed or attic cleaners usually have the best material, smaller quantities, not picked over and fewer defects (IF AD and any chance it got wet—grade out all sap wood-its punky and unworkable—I plan to have big stuff resawn). Stay a way from elderly, infirm, seriously ill and disabled owners. They usually don’t have a commodity to sell—its a love story for sale. Expectations are too high., not flexible on grade or price. They may short scale if you are taking the whole pile.

Trouble in your second picture—split ends, thin stock (I look for very generous rough or planed at 15/16 because you will need to replane or sand to use,) you need to see grain in 2-5” or plane idea is good. I’ve bought squirelly grain in 8/4 because I wouldn’t take the time to check each dirty. dusty board. I can use most grades and short stock for my projects but I try to pay commodity prices on purchases of 400 Bf or more. Softwood at $300/k and any hardwood no more than $750/k. You really need to know what you are doing or you’ll buy stock with limitations for high end projects (can’t make a silk purse from a sow’s ear.) The best advise I had—and taken—when making heirloom projects use a high end seller doing a good volume. You won’t go wrong. No economy in poorer quality stock that limits overall quality.

-- Steve, 'Sconie Great White North

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