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02-18-2010 02:42 AM

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Hi all, I am new here…My name is Mike Heinen (42) and I live in Evansville IL. Its a small town about an hour and a half south east of St. Louis, MO. I am married with a great daughter (6, whom we adopted from Thailand). I am a novice beginner, but have dabbled with woodworking all my life. My great-grand father had a professional woodworking shop when I was very young. I remember kickin sawdust down the holes where the belts ran through the floor. So I guess you can say its in my blood. I had heard about lumberjocks through some podcast I’ve been following(Wood Whisper, Matt’s Basement Workshop). Anyway I hope I can learn alot and hopefully share alot with everyone. I hope to maybe see if ther are member close to visit and learn from and chat with…. Thanks.

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#1 posted 02-18-2010 02:47 AM

Welcome to LJ! You will learn alot here and get some great ideas also.

-- Scott, South Carolina

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#2 posted 02-18-2010 02:48 AM

welcome to LJ’s , mike .

you have found the mother load ,

get a pick and shovel ,
and work your way through it .
any direction is good ,
it’s like christmas here every day !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 02-18-2010 02:54 AM

Welcome to LJ’s Mike, you can’t help but have a good time here !!!

-- Charlie............Only time will tell if it was time well spent.

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#4 posted 02-18-2010 02:55 AM

Welcome, Mike!

You bear a striking resemblance to my Ridgid table saw. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 02-18-2010 02:56 AM

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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#6 posted 02-18-2010 03:10 AM

Welcome. You’ll love it here. Great people and a great wealth of shared knowledge. IS that a pic of your table saw? I have a Ridgid TS3650 myself.

-- Matt -

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#7 posted 02-18-2010 03:10 AM

Welcome from a fellow Midwesterner.

-- If at first you don't succeed then maybe skydiving isn't for you.

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#8 posted 02-18-2010 03:58 AM

Hey, welcome to the site. Watch that table saw…they bite!

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#9 posted 02-18-2010 04:23 AM

Thanks all… No this is not my saw, but a nice pic from Ridgid! I will watch the biting.. Hopefully I got a tame one! ;)

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#11 posted 02-18-2010 04:28 AM

Welcome to LJ. Better becareful, my little sister is lurking around there somewhere near Marion:-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#12 posted 02-18-2010 07:18 AM

Welcome aboard, these people are the best kind of help you could ever want, I am up in Peoria.

-- "aim small miss small" m g breedlove

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#13 posted 02-18-2010 07:36 AM

Welcome Mike

-- John at Sugarloft Mountain........Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.

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#14 posted 02-18-2010 09:20 PM

Welcome to LJ – I’m in Belleville, so we’re practically neighbors :-)

-- To do is to be

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#15 posted 02-18-2010 09:24 PM

Welcome from the Okie!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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