Lumberjocks :( ...what I have gotten myself into?

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Blog entry by CobraDriver posted 01-16-2011 01:02 PM 1429 reads 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Holy cow…what a bunch of talent!!! Toooooooooo Muuuuchhh talent!!! This place is amazing and these posted projects are absolutely amazing.

I mean the coolest bunkbed with drawers in the stairs, beautiful boxes and buckets, artful tables and then…the 2×4 challenge table/piece of art, OMG!!!

So….I’m tooled up with a ShopSmith with bandsaw, Jet dust collector, Ryobi router table and gettin my belt/disk sander next. And then set-up my huge shop :) and try to cut and glue some lumber LMAO

Anyway, this place is so awesome and inspiring, luckily my sense of humor will keep me grounded as I come into this place and then stare at my shop-space trying to figure out what I’m going to work on.

On the serious side, I was figuring my ShopSmith and few other tools I have were enuff to get goin to work on some stuff like making an Adirondack Chair set and maybe a swing for the porch. Sound about right?



-- Everybody Knows You Never Go Full retard

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#1 posted 01-16-2011 03:06 PM

Sounds good. Weclome to LJ’s. Don’t be afraid to jump in.

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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#2 posted 01-16-2011 03:09 PM

Welcome, welcome. I thoght the same thing when I stumbled onto this site.

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#3 posted 01-16-2011 03:17 PM

Welcome! Your tools are quite sufficient – look forward to seeing what you create!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 01-16-2011 03:17 PM

Just get ready to become a LJ junkie because this place is habit forming. :) Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#5 posted 01-16-2011 03:53 PM

Hey Vlad,
Be cool man…you will get there…we all started somewhere…the chairs would be a great start.

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#6 posted 01-16-2011 05:14 PM

Welcome to LJs Vlad. If it’s any consolation, I sat on the LJs side lines for a long time. I would browse the site for hours looking at all the great things people were making. Then one day I did it, I became a LJ. Let me tell you it’s been great. The community of people here are wonderful. You will definately be challenged, inspired, and encouraged when it comes to your woodworking journey.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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matt garcia

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#7 posted 01-16-2011 05:28 PM

Welcome Vlad! So you’ve finally succumbed to our influence, huh? I felt the same way you did when I first found this website. I feel like I belong now, to a great bunch of creative people!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#8 posted 01-16-2011 05:31 PM

Those were my sentiments exactly as well. It is a great pool of talent on display and a great set of resources to act a sounding board.

Welcome aboard.

-- John H. [To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. ~Edison]

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#9 posted 01-16-2011 05:50 PM

Yep, better call the doctor becasue it sounds like you have been bitten by the dreaded LumberJock Bug. Welcome!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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Gene Howe

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#10 posted 01-16-2011 06:05 PM

Hey Vlad, Where are you?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#11 posted 01-16-2011 06:06 PM

Welcome to the club man!

-- christopheralan

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#12 posted 01-16-2011 07:15 PM

Welcome and enjoy, learn and create….after all, it’s not a competition or contest here…it is just about having fun, meeting and learning from other woodworkers who are also having fun with a similar interest…

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Thos. Angle

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#13 posted 01-16-2011 07:25 PM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks. You can do anything with a ShopSmith. You just have to think it through first. Good Luck.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#14 posted 01-16-2011 07:48 PM

Welcome to LJ. Yep, this place is a blast. There are so many of the nicest people here it’s overwhelming sometimes

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#15 posted 01-16-2011 08:19 PM

Thanx every body for the welcome and encouragement. My uncle used to own a furniture factory in Brasil and he worked alot with Pau Brasil. I’m not sure what wood that is called here in the US but it was hard, beautiful natural coloring and all his furniture was handmade by 6 guys, 2 my cousins. Lots of chisel work and detail. So I have always respected and loved craftsmanship just never came around to trying it out for myself. I look forward to all the great ideas and learning this place has to offer.

Gene I’m near Fort Rucker, Alabama.

-- Everybody Knows You Never Go Full retard

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