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Blog entry by rasp posted 03-21-2012 02:53 PM 2067 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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well, having known about this site for about 6 months it’s about time i registered an account. it was hard to pick a username, i’m used to video game forums and using video game related handles, but after some suggestions from friends, i think rasp works for me.

anyways. without revealing too much about myself (i like to remain a bit of a mystery), i’m a 24 year old woodworker. I got my first taste in high school and that was definitely my favourite class. i used to put together bird houses and stuff with my grandpa as a kid, and i always enjoyed Lego, so building and constructing was natural. i worked in a custom kitchen shop for 3 years, attended and graduated college for cabinetmaking, and worked in a high end mill work shop which did most of it’s work in toronto. it was a great learning experience.

I am eager to get to work in my workshop, and posting some of the projects I’ve worked on in the past.

I also have some projects to do around the house. hopefully in the next coming weeks i can share them.

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#1 posted 03-21-2012 03:01 PM

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#2 posted 03-21-2012 03:29 PM

Welcome, you will enjoy this site. Did you know there is a rasp called a bastard? :-)
It is great that younger folk join us and learn the skills that every LJ is so willing to pass on. You hit the jackpot.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#3 posted 03-21-2012 03:54 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks, rasp. Enjoy yourself.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#4 posted 03-21-2012 03:56 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- I never finish anyth

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#5 posted 03-21-2012 03:56 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks:

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#6 posted 03-21-2012 03:58 PM

Welcome from another (relatively) young guy. 31 is older than 24 but still younger than most folks on here, I think.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#7 posted 03-21-2012 04:57 PM

And another welcome from a young woodworker.
I just checked out your projects and think you will fit in just fine here.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#8 posted 03-21-2012 09:01 PM

Welcome to LJ’s, it’s a great site & community of woodworkers. I wish it had been around when I got started woodworking, just a few years before you were born, but I’m terribly immature so I’m gonna knock 15 years off my age, LOL

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#9 posted 03-21-2012 10:01 PM

Welcome to lumberjocks.

There’s a lot of inspiration here, and plenty of guidance. Some of the people on this site have come up with creative ways to make scraps, and others have learned to use them. You’ll see a lot of fine work in the projects as they come out, and some of them will blow you away.

I get on, now a days, and it’s not so much “I’ll never be able to do that,” as it is “Hmmm. I wonder if I can do that.”


-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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#10 posted 03-21-2012 10:11 PM

Welcome to LJs. This is a great site to learn & share WW information & knowledge. It can also be a not so sane place to feed your sawdust psychosis!!! Either way, it’s good to have you aboard. I know you will enjoy your stay.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#11 posted 03-22-2012 02:00 AM

Welcome aboard. Good to have new blood

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#12 posted 03-22-2012 02:30 AM

Welcome to LJs , a world of advise, opinions, and experiences, all shared without judgement

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#13 posted 06-21-2012 12:15 AM

thanks everybody, 90~ something days later, loving the site. I’m hooked!

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#14 posted 06-24-2012 07:24 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks.

Some very fine woodworkers here, not to mention some really good people.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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