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Location: Ontario

My experience with woodworking is mainly with house renovations and building a new house in retirement years. I seem to do fairly well building kitchen and bathroom cabinets, laying ceramic tiles /stone, plumbing, drywall, and electrical work, etc.. But I have to admit I struggled for many years to get to furniture making. I’m self-taught and use magazines and the Internet to learn techniques and solve most woodworking problems. I’m a power tool woodworker; have yet to learn how to use a wood plane.

My 300 sq. ft. shop is in the basement of our new house. I have basic tools such as a Delta Contractor’s Saw, a small band saw, drill press, work bench, spray paint equipment and a load of portable power tools. I hope to buy a planer and a jointer in the future. I recently installed a dust collection system after my shop vac bit the dust.

I’m presently building consoles for each side of the fireplace. I will post pics of my projects and small shop soon.

-- Paul, Plantagenet, Ontario

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#1 posted 01-11-2011 12:45 AM

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 01-11-2011 12:47 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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#3 posted 01-11-2011 02:31 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! I look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

Please enjoy your membership

-- Gary D.

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#4 posted 01-11-2011 03:20 AM

Thanks Wayne, Max and Gary for making me feel welcome. I’m new at this and hope you get my message this way. Paul

-- Paul, Plantagenet, Ontario

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#5 posted 01-11-2011 05:38 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 01-12-2011 04:42 AM

“WELCOME to LJ’s” ….Enjoy the experience.

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#7 posted 02-03-2011 06:55 PM

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself a little over a year ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…


-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#8 posted 03-07-2011 04:02 AM

You do nice work. I look forward to seeing more. I too am in home renovations and also have a small room in my basement for a workshop.
Your comment about the Claro walnut boot is most appreciated. Thank you.

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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