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Location: Mesa, AZ
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I took several cabinet making & carpentry classes in college. Never did much with it. But I always has a dream/goal to have my own shop.

Well, dreams do come true! I am in the process of starting to build that shop in our 2 car garage! I have purchased most of my tools from Craig's List. So, I have done this on a pretty good budget. We had our Kitchen remodeled, and I kept all the old cabinets. I'm sure it will take me a bit to get things the way it needs to be. But the process is half the fun, right? Looking for any help/advice I can get.

-- Chefshep :) "When we allow our present to quarrel with our past, we risk jeopardizing our future.” - Winston Churchill

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surfin2

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#1 posted 1309 days ago

Welcome to LumberLocks, Good Luck…

-- Rick

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Max

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#2 posted 1309 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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#3 posted 1309 days ago

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

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#4 posted 1309 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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HallTree

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#5 posted 1309 days ago

Welcome. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and don’t forget to use pushsticks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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surfin2

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#6 posted 1308 days ago

Sorry about the Miss spelling…

-- Rick

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Chefshep

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#7 posted 1308 days ago

Thanks for the warm welcome… I truly appreciate it. I will post some pics of my garage, tools, and what I’m working with, soon. I will be looking for advice. But to start, I have limited space. I am looking for space saving ideas and solutions.

Thanks again!

-- Chefshep :) "When we allow our present to quarrel with our past, we risk jeopardizing our future.” - Winston Churchill

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ND2ELK

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#8 posted 1308 days ago

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
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Chefshep

121 posts in 1309 days


#9 posted 1308 days ago

I am in the process of cleaning & organizing the mess that will be my new shop. This will be my first project. Of course, it will actually be several projects that will add up to the 1 big one. Lots of work to do here…

-- Chefshep :) "When we allow our present to quarrel with our past, we risk jeopardizing our future.” - Winston Churchill

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Chefshep

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#10 posted 1308 days ago

I just posted the pics of my soon to be wood shop… It’s a mess, but I’m working on it… Check it out… I’m looking for all good ideas & any advice. Thanks in advance…

-- Chefshep :) "When we allow our present to quarrel with our past, we risk jeopardizing our future.” - Winston Churchill

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#11 posted 1288 days ago

I’m a little late, but welcome to Lumber Jocks!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#12 posted 1273 days ago

Chefshep, Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Chefshep

121 posts in 1309 days


#13 posted 1273 days ago

Thanks CJIII

-- Chefshep :) "When we allow our present to quarrel with our past, we risk jeopardizing our future.” - Winston Churchill

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James

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#14 posted 1261 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks Chef. It took me a while to get my own “Lil shop of Wood” as well. This is a great community and very inspiring especially for myself.

-- James G'ville,MS Rev 22:2 .............. and the leaves of the tree [were] for the healing of the nations.

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Chefshep

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#15 posted 1261 days ago

Thanks James, Still working on mine… Having the ups & downs, but lots of fun… looking forward to your projects & posts

-- Chefshep :) "When we allow our present to quarrel with our past, we risk jeopardizing our future.” - Winston Churchill

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