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Location: Chicago, Illinois

I've enjoyed woodworking and fine craft for a number of years. My interest began after attending the American Craft Expo in Evanston, Illinois about 15 years ago. I've since taken a few woodworking classes and more recently used the woodshop facilities through the Chicago Park District.

I'm in the process of setting up a shop in my father's garage in Evanston (it's larger than mine and he doesn't use it). I'll post some photos as this project develops.

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#1 posted 06-17-2013 01:36 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. You will really enjoy this site!!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 06-17-2013 01:47 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks, enjoy the Community.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#3 posted 06-17-2013 01:55 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- Todd

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#4 posted 06-17-2013 02:26 AM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#5 posted 06-17-2013 02:34 AM

Hello and thanks everyone for the welcomes. I’m fairly new to woodworking. I’ve taken a few classes and most recently was using a Chicago Park District woodshop. I’m hoping to set up my own shop this summer. If anyone in the Chicago-area has any tools they’d like to get rid of, please let me know!

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#6 posted 06-17-2013 05:55 AM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy !
Because I often get asked questions by new members I’ve included the answers to the most( FAQ) along with my welcoming message to LJs.
You should know that posting questions or projects here (your profile page) will not get you very many responses’ just because it’s your profile page not part of a main forum. To post in a main forum read below.
Want to know how to post something?
See the drop-down box underneath my Lumberjocks in the upper right hand corner. Click on the arrow and select which type of posting you want to make (Project, Blog entry, Forum topic). This will take you to the appropriate page and you just fill in the form.
Sending Private messages(PMs) to other members
Click on the word” home” next to the profile picture of the member you want to contact ,then click on “send message”
Need help with posting or other questions ?
Martin SojKa ( LJs founder)
Ms DebbieP AKA Debbie Pribele (Ljs community manager)
Just for the record even though I have a large number of post I’m not involved with LJs management ,I’m just another member.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 06-17-2013 02:02 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks. You found the right place for woodworking.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#8 posted 06-17-2013 09:03 PM

Welcome aboard. It’s great that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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