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Forum topic by Gib posted 02-14-2014 03:43 PM 1233 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-14-2014 03:43 PM

First off, I’ll just go ahead and apologize now if I posted this intro in the wrong sub-forum. Organization of this particular forum isn’t what I’m used to, so just in case there are any die-hard rule followers….I’m sorry if I screwed up.


Hello! My name is Gib, and I just joined the forum after lurking for the past week or so. The girlfriend’s constant viewing of HGTV and DIY network have somehow rekindled my long dormant love for woodworking. It’s been about 20 years since I was really into wood work, and back then, I spent much more time with the lathe and scroll saw than I’d like to admit. But that was high school wood shop, and nobody needs me to turn legs for their crappy tables anymore, so I’ve moved on to more practical things. Hopefully my skill level will catch up to my motivation sometime this decade.

I’m currently looking at maximizing space and efficiency in our small house by building custom cabinets, closet organizers and basement storage solutions. Problem is, I’m getting way ahead of myself. I still haven’t finished the walk-in closet, but I’m already looking at building custom bathroom vanities and roll out shelving for the kitchen. Hopefully I can reign in my excitement and focus on the current task at hand before starting another project.

Unfortunately, much of the time I’ve spent working on these closet cabinets has been utilized searching for and buying tools that I either never owned, or got rid of over the years. While my Rip-Cut works great with my circular saw, I’m looking at finally picking up a decent, yet affordable table saw so I can step things up to the next level.

Anyway….just wanted to say hello, and thanks for some of the great ideas I’ve already picked up from the site. Lots of good info here, and seemingly a great group of folks. Looking forward to spending more time learning and helping out where I can.


-- -Gib, Kansas City, MO. Amateur woodworker & owner of One Tiny House -

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#1 posted 02-15-2014 06:55 AM

Not sure there is a better place to post your intro, but a lot of guys don’t look at coffee lounge, too much bickering and politic and at times. Welcome top LJ. Just jump in with both feet ;-))

PS, this post may bump it back to the top a get you a couple more replies.

-- 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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#2 posted 02-15-2014 02:36 PM

The forums do get rather blurred at times, conversations tend to wander here and there. If you click on the forums tab in the top banner and then “show all forums”, you can see the major categories. There is also a branch site for home refurbers, see the link at the bottom of this page. It helps if you tag posts you find interesting as Favorite, gives you an index to the good stuff.

Anyway, welcome to the zoo. Don’t spend too much time watching the moneys, make some stuff!


-- What's a vibrant young guy like me doing in a broken down old body like this?

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#3 posted 02-15-2014 03:07 PM

welcome to LJ’s

since allot of the work we do takes time
it is a good way to think ahead
(just don’t forget what you are doing as you work)
about other upcoming projects

just stay fluid in this thinking
let the process and the wood teach you

don’t get bogged with any ‘one way thinking’
it can lead to problems in the actual work later

you should have some of the kool aid
it is free here

-- 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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