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Location: Wilmington, North Carolina

I retired in 2007 after a 38 year telephone company career. My woodworking started in 1999 with a kayak kit from Pygmy Boats. This led to a boat building class at the local community college. That course was what really got me interested in woodwork. After getting an estimate for built in cabinets for the home I realized I could buy a lot of tools, do it myself,save a lot of money and still end up with a nice little woodworking shop.
I have done several cabinet projects for the home and other honey-do type projects as well as a cherry toy chest for my granddaughter.
As soon as I get ahead of the honey-do list I hope to start building a guitar which looks to be a real challenge.

-- Robert, I don't understand everything I know about this.

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#1 posted 02-22-2009 07:09 PM

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help you with your woodworking endeavors. Feel free to ask for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………..LOL

Glad to have another NC native here.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#2 posted 02-22-2009 07:39 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks….It will be a great resource for you and your projects. There are a bunch of great people here willing to help……have fun….Looking forward to your projects and posts….. WARNING: Visiting LumberJocks has proven to be addictive.

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#3 posted 02-22-2009 08:10 PM

Hello Robert,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be both an exciting and an inspirational part of your woodworking adventure.

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

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#4 posted 02-22-2009 09:36 PM

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 love this site, I hope you will enjoy it too.

Look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

-- Gary D.

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#5 posted 02-23-2009 12:24 AM

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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#6 posted 02-23-2009 04:07 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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#7 posted 02-23-2009 05:35 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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#8 posted 02-23-2009 12:00 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#9 posted 02-23-2009 07:48 PM

Welcome Robert. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and don’t forget to use pushsticks

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

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#10 posted 02-23-2009 08:37 PM

Thanks to all for the welcomes. Ron, as to push sticks. I took a boat building class several years ago. The instructor let us use the bandsaw as the first stationary power tool. The first project on the bandsaw was to cut out push sticks for the table saw. I now make 8 or 9 at the time so there is always one ready when one gets used up.

-- Robert, I don't understand everything I know about this.

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#11 posted 02-24-2009 04:01 PM

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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#12 posted 02-24-2009 10:47 PM

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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#13 posted 02-20-2010 02:50 AM

Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary as a Lumber Jock! I look forward to more of your posts.

-- Gary D.

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#14 posted 05-21-2012 12:45 PM

I have to ask, is the last name Palmer? the reason I ask is, my email address is stpalm because my name is
steve Palmer.. so you see why I ask.. if so welcome Mr Palmer from Mr Palmer..

-- Papa...

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