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409 posts in 1934 days

Location: Beavercreek, OH

My wife has been after me for years to do some woodworking. I kept telling her I would if I had the tools. Things started to get serious when my son and wife bought me a benchtop bandsaw for Fathers Day in 2008. I still resisted used the excuse that I didn't have the time, after all I work a full time job to pay the bills. But I did start some woodworking research and found The Woodwhisperer and Matt's Basement Woodshop Podcasts.

Then in August 2008, the company I work for was throwing out a large and very heavy conference room table, hmm... this could make a large work bench. They let me take the table just to get it off their hands. The forces of nature seem to be drawing me into woodworking, so I stopped fighting it and began building my "Man Cave" in September. Our old kitchen cabinets have been in our basement for a couple of years and it was time to put them to good use again. I spent a couple months building the "cave" waterproofing, adding electrical outlets, lights, etc. You can see the "Cave" in my work shop photos.

My journey into woodworking is just beginning. I completed my first real project in April 2009, night stands, and now wonder why I waited so long to start. I find myself excited to get home from work so I can get to the cave.

BTW... my wife loves shopping for woodworking tools, I'm so lucky.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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#1 posted 1934 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks….This will be a great resource for you and your projects. There are a bunch of great people here willing to help……have fun….

I’m looking forward to seeing your projects and posts…..

WARNING: Visiting LumberJocks has proven to be addictive.

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#2 posted 1934 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 1934 days ago

Welcome CreekWoodworker, glad you’ve joined us!

-- Bill, Florida

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 1934 days ago

Hello Mike,

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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#5 posted 1934 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

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 1934 days ago

“Welcome to LJ’s”……Enjoy the experience.!!!

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#7 posted 1934 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 love this site, I hope you will enjoy it too.

Look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#8 posted 1934 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#9 posted 1933 days ago

Nice work Creek! Welcome.

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#10 posted 1933 days ago

Hello Mike, Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#11 posted 1933 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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409 posts in 1934 days

#12 posted 1933 days ago

Thanks everyone, I’m looking forward to sharing my work, receiving advice on how to improve and providing advice when I can.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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#13 posted 1932 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks Mike. 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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#14 posted 1926 days ago

Welcome to LJ, Hope you enjoy it. From looking at your workshop and work in progress I am certain we will be seeing some great projects from you.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 1924 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 †

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