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Location: Rustenburg, South Africa
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I have 3 grownup children, Tracy, Duncan and Megan and a husband called Henry who is my biggest sponser. I started out by sanding down old furniture, I loved the feel of the wood when it was all cleaned up. My first real piece of machinery was a router which Henry bought for me 8 years ago. That has proved to be the most versatile piece of equipment. So having a router, a sanding machine, a ruler and a pencil I made my first project. It started out by being a wine rack but when it was finished it looked so insignificant that I built a whole cabinet and inserted the wine rack inside (photo to follow). When I had finished this cabinet Henry bought me a table saw which I didnt like because it wasnt a good quality and to me wasnt safe. So after much debate I got a Festool plunge saw and Festool table. For birthdays, anniversaries and Mother's day the children & my dear Mother who sadly passed away 3 weeks ago, buy sand paper for gifts for me, I inturn make them furniture. Oh yes Ive got the Festool RO 150 sanding machine (the sand paper is rather pricey). I have made a lot of bookshelves for all the woodworking books. My work shop is complete I have all that I need only thing I have found out, you can never have enough clamps and hands.

-- When you know better you do better.

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woodworm

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#1 posted 1599 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 1599 days ago

Welcome to LJs were we have great people , super projects,fantastic woodworkers. Enjoy.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 1599 days ago

Hello Cher,

Let me welcome you 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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Max

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#4 posted 1599 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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Cher

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#5 posted 1599 days ago

Hello to you all,
Thank you for the welcome. I was a bit afraid of joining, as I have experienced intimidation at a woodworkers show where I buy all my machinery. My husband Henry is very quick to jump to my defence. I have noticed that there are seldom women that attend the woodworkers show.
I am working on a bedroom suite at the moment and I was wondering if anyone can advise me what finish I should use, it is railway sleeper wood. I dont want it to be glossy. I have an oak table which I put oil on and it darkened the wood and it looks beautiful only thing is the table seems to attract dust. Please help.
Thanks once again
Regards, Cher

-- When you know better you do better.

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gjd

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#6 posted 1599 days ago

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! This is a great place to get – or give – advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are a wonderful source of new ideas. I look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

To get the most feedback on your projects, it’s best only post 1 or 2 at a time. This way you will get feedback over several days and from a wide variety of members.

Please enjoy your membership.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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pommy

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#7 posted 1599 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s hope you enjoy your time here …...

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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cabinetmaster

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#8 posted 1599 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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SnowyRiver

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#9 posted 1599 days ago

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

Cher…if you want a hard finish, but not real glossy, you could try semi-gloss poly.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Karson

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#10 posted 1599 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard. †

We are an equal opportunity site. Glad to have you join us.

-- 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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Alonso

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#11 posted 1598 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

Alonso

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.

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Cher

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#12 posted 1591 days ago

Hullo all, thanks to the rest of you for the welcome. notottoman, I dont know if the wood is Rhodesian Teak, I will put photos up before I put any finishes on. Then perhaps you can tell me what it is. The shows I attend are at Hardware Centre in Randburg. I’m not doing much at the moment because we are having christmas here so I have to do all the preparations for that plus we got a puppy on Sunday (what was I thinking, children all out of the house now I go and tie myself down with a puppy). I’ll take your advice and show them ‘wie’s baas’
Regards to all and happy woodworking

-- When you know better you do better.

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Splinterman

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#13 posted 1590 days ago

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

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ND2ELK

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#14 posted 1587 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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patron

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#15 posted 1583 days ago

thank you for the kind words , cher .

happy holidays to you and yours ,

and welcome to LJ’s .

-- 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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