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Location: Burlington, MA 01803

Well in a nutshell, I am a relative newcomer to the world of woodworking. I have kinda picked it up from my brother. I have always been a handy guy. So just picking up a tool here and a tool there I just learned how to use them in a home improvement sort of way. I learned that I can satisfy my creative needs by building things. Now I seem to concentrate more towards smaller projects. Money is kind of tight these days so these smaller jobs satisfy the need.
My shop is in my basement getting tighter with every purchase and pick up. I have no real background in woodworking. I do have a background in food. I have owned a deli in the past..... Owning any business will make you learn to be handy and creative. The economic downturn has left me relatively broke. Things are looking up for me nowadays. I am now a Snap-on tools franchisee. My new career keeps me very busy. Hopefully it will prove fruitful. I built a workshop and cram a fair amount of tools into a 200 square foot space. In case your wondering I am Greek. As for other hobbies I hunt and fish quite a bit. I have a great (mostly reasonable) with and a beautiful 6 year old girl to keep me occupied when not working.
So now I am really happy to join this community. I have been admiring the projects and soaking up knowledge and picking up idea's along the way. I look forward to picking up advice and posting my pics. In the meanwhile I'll play with my table saw, scroll saw and other stuff. Look forward to meeting you all.

-- Strati Alepidis, Burlington, Ma, Member Red Sox nation

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#1 posted 02-27-2009 12:24 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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#2 posted 02-27-2009 01:04 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

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

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#3 posted 02-27-2009 01:36 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 02-27-2009 02:34 PM

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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#5 posted 02-27-2009 02:38 PM

Hello StratiA,

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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#6 posted 02-27-2009 03:46 PM

Welcome, glad you’ve joined us!

-- Bill, Florida

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#7 posted 02-27-2009 04:26 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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#8 posted 02-27-2009 06:53 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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#9 posted 02-27-2009 09:12 PM

Welcome. 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 02-27-2009 10:35 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#11 posted 02-28-2009 01:14 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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#12 posted 02-28-2009 11:20 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks, enjoy the community.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#13 posted 03-01-2009 09:16 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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#14 posted 03-02-2009 05:32 AM

thank you all for the warm greeting especially on a night which we are going to receive 12 to 15 inches of snow. I hope to take some pics of projects I have not given away and post them on my project page fairly soon.

-- Strati Alepidis, Burlington, Ma, Member Red Sox nation

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#15 posted 03-05-2009 01:54 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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