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Location: Oshawa, ON Canada

My name is Chad, I'm 36 years old and I live in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. I'm a crane operator by trade and have been with the same company for just over 11 years. I have a great woman who's allowed me to take over the garage and convert it into my workshop.

Some of my best memories of visiting my grandparents in Newfoundland was playing in the sawdust at my grandfather's sawmill. I was too young to appreciate the wood that was being cut. I was more interested in the sawdust. It was like a big sandbox. Oh, and if you don't know where Newfoundland is, Google it - It's beautiful. I also have an uncle who is a cabinet maker. However, even though woodworking is in my family, I am an amateur hobbyist. I've only really gotten into this about 3 years ago when I bought my first house. Before that, I never really had the room, living in apartments. I have a lot to learn, but I pick up things very quickly. There is so much information here on LumberJocks that I feel it can only make me a better woodworker.

Hopefully, this amateur will impress you with my mad skills that I've picked up in my journey to this point.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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#1 posted 06-10-2010 02:53 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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#2 posted 06-10-2010 02:53 AM

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 06-10-2010 03:10 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks I hope you enjoy this site as much as I do, I’m sure you will.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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#4 posted 06-10-2010 03:10 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 look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

To get the most feedback on your projects, it’s best to only post 1 or 2 at a time. This way you will get feedback over several days and from a wide variety of members.

Please enjoy your membership.

-- Gary D.

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#5 posted 06-10-2010 04:06 AM

Welcome to LJ’s…the best place to enhance your woodworking knowledge & skills.

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#6 posted 06-10-2010 05:00 AM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy


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#7 posted 06-11-2010 06:57 AM

A1 Jims welcome wagon

Here is a list of links that might be helpful for new members
Posting photos
Who to contact regarding Lumber jocks questions
Martin Sojka
Getting started
Reading and commenting
Finding information


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#8 posted 06-11-2010 11:03 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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#9 posted 06-13-2010 05:08 PM

Thanks for the warm welcome. This is a really cool website. A lot of information on here to look through, that’s for sure. Thanks a1Jim for the links. And Tom, yes this site is addictive. For the past couple of days, I’ve been looking at the Projects section for ideas. The wheels are turning in my head. I think I’ve got to get more wood.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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#10 posted 06-25-2010 07:19 AM

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself a few months ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…


-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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