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Location: Scituate, RI
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I'm real new to woodworking. Trying to make it my new life as I am retired. Right now I am in the building and buying stage.

The building stage means tha I need to clean out the basement, reconfig the wiring, hang lights, build benches and shelving. For the planning of all this I'm working in Sketchup.

As for the buying part, which has been fun, I have picked up an old craftsman saw. The blade runs true and is square to the miter track. The orignal fence was broken so I installed an Incra LS fence. Wow, what a tool. I plan to build a box around the Incra rails for storage and dust management. For dust management I picked up a Delta 50-850 DC. I also picked up a used Dewalt planer. Runs great! It is an older model, one that allows you to resharpen the blades. The drill press that I picked up has to be over thirty years old, but has virtually no runout in the chuck. My router is new. It is a Freud that allows for above table adjustments. The table sits on a bathroom vanity that I bought at a scratch and dent sale. My next big buy will be a jointer, then a band saw for re-sawing.

I have not made a thing yet! Well, nothing worth posting, just a few jigs. The one that I'm real proud of is a clamp on crosscuttig jig for 2x6s. I had a pile of 2x6s I had to cut for the floor in my grandson's tree house.

Pictures will be postd as I move along on my woodshop and projects

-- Bob Blooms

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#1 posted 1849 days ago

Hello Bob,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be both a rewarding and an inspirational part of your woodworking adventure.

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

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#2 posted 1849 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 1849 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. It is a GREAT place to get ideas for your projects and help when you get stuck. There is a ton of information to help you along the way.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#4 posted 1849 days ago

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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#5 posted 1849 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s…the best site to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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#6 posted 1849 days ago

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. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#7 posted 1848 days ago

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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#8 posted 1848 days ago

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#9 posted 1847 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks . This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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