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05-29-2017 01:27 PM

Topic tags/keywords: newbie woodworker new shop basement workshop

Hey everyone!

Just wanted to stop in and introduce myself. My name is Max and I am currently building my first dedicated woodworking workshop. I used to have a small workshop in which I did alot of small projects, but I’m finally moving into a place with a full unfinished basement in which I will set up my new workshop. I currently own a small 4” table saw and dewalt 788 scrollsaw and am picking up A General International 30-100 cabinet style planer later today. I will be adding a 10” table saw, jointer, bandsaw, and dust collector to the arsenal in the next few months and am excited to get started in this new hobby.

I have a handful of projects in mind to get me started like making some boxes, picture frames, and workbenches, but really looking forward to building some small furniture pieces after gaining a bit of confidence with smaller projects.

I am also looking forward to becoming active in this community, learning from you all, and showing some of the projects I finish over time. As I mentioned above, just wanted to stop in and say hello.

Best Regards,


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#1 posted 05-29-2017 01:44 PM

Welcome Max. Glad you came to join us. You will find the folks here to be happy to answer any question that you might have. Sometimes even when you don’t ask, but never hesitate to ask.

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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#2 posted 05-29-2017 01:58 PM

Glad to meet ya’, Max!

Where are you located? What kind of furniture are you thinking of making?

Let us know what you need. Stay safe and have fun!

-- Jim Maher, Illinois

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#3 posted 05-29-2017 02:24 PM

Thank you both for the warm welcome and I always welcome feedback, criticism, and wisdom. To answer your questions, I’m located in Northern Colorado about to move to Loveland. As for furniture, that will probably be dictated by needs in the house and furniture to replace, but I would love to make a dining table, maybe a coffee table and end tables as well. Time will tell though. Thanks again!

Best Regards,


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#4 posted 05-29-2017 02:41 PM

Glad to have you with us Max. Always happy to have new folks in the group.

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#5 posted 05-29-2017 02:45 PM

Welcome to LJs Max glad to have you join the fun, congrats on your new shop and tools,I’m sure you will find plenty of help on your list of projects you have in mind.


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#6 posted 05-31-2017 01:40 AM

Thank you guys for the kind words, I’m excited to get set up and making sawdust!

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#7 posted 10-22-2017 02:52 AM

Welcome. You will find good advice, some insane advice and just about anything in between. For your evenings entertainment feel free to drop in at the coffee lounge forums and read and enjoy. Posting is optional but some threads do get rather testy.


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#8 posted 10-23-2017 09:18 PM

Welcome, Max. Nothing like getting a dedicated shop! Keep the project pumping out with all the new equipment!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 10-27-2017 04:54 PM

“Jesus” is the answer that will catch them off guard. To really shut them up for awhile, ask them if they can tell you what Jesus yelled when he hit his thumb with a hammer. Obviously, he couldn’t say the things MOST of us do….... LOL

-- OleGrump

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