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Location: Campbelltown, Australia

I'm a woodturner from the Macarthur district, south west outskirts of Sydney, Australia.
I love wood in all it's forms and I don't think there is a wood I don't like. I feel there is a magical property to wood and each and every squar inch has beauty to be revealed. I especially like to use wood I collect my self, whether it is fresh, seasoned, old & weathered or scavenged building material or a hundred year old fence post ! it all has something to offer and it's my job to reveal & present it the best i can. I can not explain the joy and excitement I get as I uncover the different figures, colours, patterns and features.
I am a member and trainer of the Macarthur Woodturners inc. Although I have had no formal training, i'm proud to add my small contribution to keeping this craft alive. .

-- There is always an opportunity to learn. . . .Steve Mcgrady. . Sydney, Australia.

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#1 posted 11-09-2009 02:10 PM

Hello Whiskeyturner,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be an interesting, as well as exciting, experience. Have fun and enjoy.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 11-09-2009 02:13 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 11-09-2009 06:33 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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#4 posted 11-09-2009 07:35 PM

Welcome aboard. Nice to have you join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#5 posted 11-09-2009 10:28 PM

Hey there, glad to see another person join the LumberJocks community! It’s a great place to meet new people, post projects, ask questions and so much more, hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Welcome!

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#6 posted 11-10-2009 12:58 AM

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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#7 posted 11-10-2009 05:45 AM

Welcome to LJs a place were there are great people super projects and outstanding woodworkers. Enjoy


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#8 posted 11-10-2009 07:59 AM

WELCOME to LJ’s ….the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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#9 posted 11-12-2009 02:16 AM

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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Sam Shakouri

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#10 posted 02-08-2010 07:56 AM

Since you told me you were a L J, I was looking for you and the list is, as you know, too long to see one by one. Technically I can not welcome you, but I’m realy glad to see you aboard. I enjoy to be one of L J and spend alot of time in front of the computer. No wonder there are many warnings of addiction to this site.
Hope to see some of your fantastic projects in your page, although, I had seen most of them. Sam

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#11 posted 02-08-2010 07:58 AM

Hey, welcome to the site. Glad you found us. Yoy’re gonna like it here

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

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#12 posted 02-10-2010 03:56 AM

Thanks Sam. Gary and everyone else for the welcome notes. This is a great site i’ve been browsing it for quite some time but only joined about 2 months ago and have just recently filled in my profile, now all thats left is to start a project and post it . . :-)

-- There is always an opportunity to learn. . . .Steve Mcgrady. . Sydney, Australia.

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Martin Svaabeck

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#13 posted 02-11-2010 04:59 AM

Hey, Welcome to LJ`s.
Did you receive my emailed circular to all Macarthur Members re LJ`s ??? I ask because Sam`s message above indicated his difficulty in finding you with the `whiskeyturners` pseudonym where in my `circular I advised using something simple, (like in my case I have simply used my surname) so that members can identify with, and find you. If you look at my Home page, under or in “workshop” you will see a Map showing my Location & full Postal Address. You should add yours to your details, particularly for `visiting` overseas LG members who would like `face-to-face contact`with `locals` for local info and about Australian Timbers etc.
Anyway, pleased to see you on board. There are more & more Australians joining and they have indicated that they are continually keeping a look-out for other Australians.

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#14 posted 02-12-2010 01:32 AM

Hi Martin, yes I got it as i told you at the meeting i was already a member i just hadn’t filled in my profile. I don’t get a lot of computer time at home so most of me being on line is at work (i’m a truck driver) on my phone which is limited so I mainly just stick to browsing. My user name is one I use on a lot of sites and ebay that along with my whiskeyturner hotmail address would have made it difficult to find me. As for showing where i am, i’m not a great fan of leaving a lot of personal details online but if anybody wanted to get in contact with me that would be most welcome.

-- There is always an opportunity to learn. . . .Steve Mcgrady. . Sydney, Australia.

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Martin Svaabeck

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#15 posted 02-12-2010 05:32 AM

Hi,, Steve,
You do not have to put your house number and street name, you do need to nominate the state “NSW”
So `Campbelltown` (post code) New South Wales, Australia. Should be enough for a Map construction, so that other viewers that `click on` the provision for the`world view` of members will see and say “Hey, there is another member in Australia !! They now have `xx` numbers of members etc. It looks like it is Growing !!!

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