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Dave Petersen


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Location: Downers Grove, IL

I got the woodworking bug from my dad. In the 23 years I lived in my parents house I could count on one hand how many times we had to call someone to fix something. He had his father's old DeWalt radial arm saw that was a fixture in our garage. I took woods class in junior high and loved it. When I got into high school I signed up for woods as an elective, but was turned off by the number of stoners in the class. That was the last time I was in a true shop.

Fast forward 20 something years...a wife, a move from the city to the burbs a new house, big yard, and a beautiful baby boy. It all happened so fast that I'm still trying to grasp it all.

Our new house has a full unfinished basement and I finally have room to have a workshop. I just splurged on a new compound miter saw and can't wait to get started on projects around the house. I'm going to start small with some crown molding in our half bath and take it from there. Every window in our house needs a proper sill and trim work. Planning a big deck in the spring, lockers for our laundry/mud room in the fall and then when time permits a coffered ceiling in the office along with some built-in bookshelves. The list goes on.

I work in IT and I'm always amazed when I come across forums like this to exchange ideas, knowledge and advice. It's an incredibly powerful tool. I've been lurking here for a few weeks and finally decided to jump in head first. I can't wait to start my first project. I've been drooling over many of the projects here and already have several of them bookmarked.

Thanks everyone for the friendly welcome!


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started topic DeWalt Miter Saw Dust Collection 03-14-2014 08:44 PM
commented on Dave Petersen's Profile 07-15-2013 09:55 PM
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#1 posted 07-12-2013 09:40 PM

Welcome aboard. It’s great that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 07-12-2013 11:51 PM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy !
Because I often get asked questions by new members I’ve included the answers to the most( FAQ) along with my welcoming message to LJs.
You should know that posting questions or projects here (your profile page) will not get you very many responses’ just because it’s your profile page not part of a main forum. To post in a main forum read below.
Want to know how to post something?
See the drop-down box underneath my Lumberjocks in the upper right hand corner. Click on the arrow and select which type of posting you want to make (Project, Blog entry, Forum topic). This will take you to the appropriate page and you just fill in the form.
Sending Private messages(PMs) to other members
Click on the word” home” next to the profile picture of the member you want to contact ,then click on “send message”
Need help with posting or other questions ?
Martin SojKa ( LJs founder)
Ms DebbieP AKA Debbie Pribele (Ljs community manager)
Just for the record even though I have a large number of post I’m not involved with LJs management ,I’m just another member.


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#3 posted 07-13-2013 12:57 AM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#4 posted 07-13-2013 04:20 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- Todd

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Dave Petersen

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#5 posted 07-15-2013 09:55 PM

Thanks everyone for the warm welcome!

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