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Location: Myrtle Beach / Socastee

I just started woodworking in April of 2009, when my college age daughter said "Daddy, do you have a card table I can borrow until I get a desk?" and I responded, "I can do better than a card table!" A desktop and set of shelves to put on top were my first project, and so started my journey. I always thought I would start woodworking when I retired, but I'm 15 years from retiring, and here I go!! I'm loving it. I've been bitten by the bug, and I've got a bad case. Found out, and remembered, that my father was an accomplished budding woodworker. He did a lot of built-ins in the home that I moved away from when I was 5. He kinda dropped the hobby after that. I guess running his own contracting business and raising 8 children kept him busy enough. I am now in possession of a 2-kneewell desk with a hardboard top he built for my 2 oldest brothers some 50 odd years ago, still rock solid. It sits in my workshop now as another work table. Now that he is gone, I really appreciate having it around me every time I step into the shop. Thanks Dad!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, [email protected] Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#1 posted 09-08-2009 11:06 PM

Hello Tim,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be an interesting, as well as exciting, experience. Have fun and enjoy.

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

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#2 posted 09-08-2009 11:58 PM

Welcome to LJs. Great place hope you enjoy yourself!

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#3 posted 09-09-2009 12:07 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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#4 posted 09-09-2009 12:44 AM

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

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

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#5 posted 09-09-2009 01:06 AM

Welcome aboard. Nice to have you join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#6 posted 09-09-2009 03:20 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 love this site, I hope you will enjoy it too.

Look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

-- Gary D.

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#7 posted 09-09-2009 04:13 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. It is a GREAT place to get ideas for your projects and help when you get stuck. There is a ton of information to help you along the way.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#8 posted 09-09-2009 10:48 AM

“Welcome to LJ’s” ….the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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#9 posted 09-10-2009 12:46 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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#10 posted 09-10-2009 11:30 PM

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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#11 posted 09-29-2009 04:48 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 10-01-2009 01:53 AM

Welcome Tim,

Good to have another South Carolinian on board. This site will be a big help to you as you advance in your woodworking.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#13 posted 10-01-2009 06:52 AM

Welcome to LJs a place were there are great people,super projects and outstanding woodworkers.Enjoy


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#14 posted 10-06-2009 03:40 PM

Hey Tim, Welcome to LJ’s. It is addictive. I live in Litte River and Tom Fran and I used to work together. Need anything let me know.

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#15 posted 06-04-2010 07:42 PM

Wow Tim,

You have been busy since April 2009. Nice work.


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