Setting up shop #1: A new wife, a new life, and the pride a family has for its members...

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Blog entry by WoodGuyScott posted 11-05-2013 07:51 PM 2022 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is an interesting time in my life, for sure. A month ago today I got married, and now, the day we will be celebrating that tiniest of milestones, I have let the motivation of my new wife and her family guide me into sharing my passion for woodworking with the rest of the online community.

I suppose it was only a matter of time, really. I’ve been expanding into the digital mainstream of woodworking more and more. I’ve become a member of the woodwhisperer guild and, hopefully, the hand tool school soon, I follow all three of the woodtalk guys, as well as the lost art press blog, and have started participating in some community discussions. With all that going on, it’s no wonder my wife has been pushing me to expand my online contribution, and to document my craft. Lumberjocks seems like the best place to really set up the general hub of my woodworking documentation, and I hope that I can also get some constructive criticism out of my use of this site too.

Anyway, as this blog post fills up, I realize that I don’t really have too much to say. We moved to a condo, I now have a garage, so my shop is no longer my patio with a mobile bench. So far I’ve managed to fit everything into the new garage, with a little room used to store a couple bicycles and a few rolls of canvas, which my wife uses as a painter.

As time goes, I’ll start to find more that I can do with the shop, build a real bench, and ultimately I’ll be able to do pretty much anything I can at my school shop.

Thanks for reading, and wish me luck as I start a new chapter.

-- --Shafe

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#1 posted 11-06-2013 02:42 AM

congrats on the marriage.
will look forward to your contributions on the site.

welcome to lumberjocks!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 01-23-2014 02:37 AM

Looking forward to seeing your interest blossom.

-- Harold

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#3 posted 01-23-2014 02:42 AM

Good luck to you! Enjoy the ride.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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