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Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Website: www.donebydon.ca

I guess I would have to say that I get my 'skill' from my Dad. I was just a baby, barely a few hours old when we first met but I knew then that we were destined for greatness...or so I thought.

Seriously though, my Dad is one of those guys who can basically do anything he sets his mind to. I'm not quite that good but I try. I've done a stint in the Canadian military as a teletype and crypto tech and I found back then that I enjoyed doing things with my hands, fixing things.

I started woodworking a few years back because I didn't want to pay some crazy price at a store for computer desks for my kids. What I produced was awful but I was at least proud of the fact that I did it myself. After that, a few more projects were done and I decided that if I am going to do this, then I should get serious so I took some evening courses at Algonquin college and got my Cabinetmaking certificate.

-- -- Don in Ottawa, http://www.donebydon.ca

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#1 posted 1840 days ago

Welcome to the shop. I look forward to seeing your projects and I hope you enjoy the site. There is alot of good information available from both professionals and amateurs who are willing to share their craft. God Bless!

-- Rusty

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#2 posted 1840 days ago

Hey Rusty, thanks for the welcome…

I’ve been on here for a couple of days poking around and finally had an epiphany….why am I not signed up??

I’ve been woodworking for a few years but still an amateur.

I’m making a couple of jewelry boxes for my daughter in law and a friend of my wife’s mother and was looking for ideas and a specific method for making a specific set of legs for them….whew, that was a mouthful!

I’ll post a few pictures once I get settled in.

Cheers…Don

-- -- Don in Ottawa, http://www.donebydon.ca

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#3 posted 1840 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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#4 posted 1840 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks . 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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#5 posted 1840 days ago

Don: Welcome to Lumber Jocks! Thanks for signing up!
Look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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cabinetmaster

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#6 posted 1840 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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#7 posted 1840 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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#8 posted 1840 days ago

welcome to LJs a place were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#9 posted 1840 days ago

Hello Don,

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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#10 posted 1840 days ago

“Welcome to LJ’s”……The best place to enhance your skills and knowledge.

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#11 posted 1838 days ago

Hi Don
Welcome to LJ

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you too-oc@hotmail.com mail.com

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#12 posted 1836 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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#13 posted 1836 days ago

Welcome aboard !

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#14 posted 1835 days ago

Welcome to LJs.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#15 posted 1832 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks…a great place with great people. I look forward to seeing your projects and reading your post…(Going to get confusing with two Dons, lol….guess we need to go Don1 and Don2)

-- Don S.E. OK

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