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Location: Grand Rapids, MI

I grew up around woodworking as my dad had a full shop in our basement. I spent a lot of time playing in his shop. I learned a lot about woodworking from watching my dad as a kid but it wasn't until a couple of years ago that I really started taking a big interest in woodworking.

I also took a huge interest in restoring old hand tools and learning how to use them. I cleaned and tuned one hand plane just for the heck of it and now its turned into a full time hobby for me.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#1 posted 07-07-2010 08:38 PM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 07-07-2010 09:09 PM

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 07-08-2010 01:36 AM

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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#4 posted 07-08-2010 02:58 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks, you’ll never meet a nicer group of people!

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#5 posted 07-08-2010 03:01 AM

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 to 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.

-- Gary

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#6 posted 07-08-2010 03:34 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks I hope you enjoy this site as much as I do, I’m sure you will.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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#7 posted 07-08-2010 04:44 AM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#8 posted 07-08-2010 05:44 AM

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself a few months ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…


-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#9 posted 07-09-2010 06:42 AM

A1 Jims welcome wagon

Here is a list of links that might be helpful for new members
Posting photos
Who to contact regarding Lumber jocks questions
Martin Sojka
Getting started
Reading and commenting
Finding information

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 11-07-2010 05:59 AM

I like your attitude man. You do really good work. Really

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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