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Professional clutz. Amateur woodworker. Industrial Technology Education student. Mom with two small kids also fascinated with power tools. We go through LOTS of bandaids.

-- ~too many hobbies, not enough free time.

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#1 posted 11-13-2008 11:39 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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#2 posted 11-14-2008 12:23 AM

Hello Grained,

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

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

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#3 posted 11-14-2008 12:23 AM

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#4 posted 11-14-2008 03:59 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks from the other part of the world!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 11-14-2008 04:04 AM

Welcome. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see more of your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and use pushsticks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#6 posted 11-14-2008 04:24 AM

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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#7 posted 11-14-2008 04:25 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks !!!

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#8 posted 11-14-2008 08:36 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#9 posted 11-14-2008 11:07 PM

Thanks all. I’ve been doing woodworking off and on since I was about 8. Grandpa liked to let me dig through the scrap bins for wood. I got into wood carving thanks to him and that scrap bin.

I’ve been out of it for a few years since I got a little too personal with a japanese roughing knife and almost took off a finger. After 9 years the feeling is almost all back now so I’m back at it again. I am avoiding the zebrawood though. This time around I have a scroll saw and am playing at making boxes and decorative things. I have a 9’x6”x.25’ section of bloodwood egging me on. That and I found the local lumberyards bin of “special maple”. You dig enough and you find some marvelous wood grain patterns in there for less than 4 bucks a board foot.

-- ~too many hobbies, not enough free time.

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#10 posted 11-16-2008 01:25 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks . 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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#11 posted 11-16-2008 09:09 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks. Good luck with school. My boss was a shop teacher back in the 80’s. She is kind of a pioneering type. We hit it off immediately! One of my kids graduated from UM-Twin Cities and lives near there. I get to see my 2 grand daughters every 3 months or so. Trying desperately to turn them into shop kids.

-- Gary D.

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#12 posted 11-17-2008 05:35 PM

I took my 8yr old to class with me one day last week. We are working on a project making adirondack chairs. My classmates put her to work tracing out patterns, drilling holes, and holding pieces together. We also showed her how to use ban saws and a spindle sander. Kid had a blast. I think she’ll start helping me more with projects at home. She was helping me work on an inlay pattern last night. We stressed to her to never tough the tools without someone there and to always wear her goggles. She must have listened since there wasn’t any blood or missing appendages when class was done.

-- ~too many hobbies, not enough free time.

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#13 posted 11-21-2008 09:40 PM

Abelated welcome. You will not be the only clutz (4 bandais on 4 seperate owie’s right now)

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#14 posted 12-03-2008 05:03 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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#15 posted 12-19-2008 06:58 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks community , the best woodworking community on the internet!

-- Not my woodworking

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