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Location: Welland, Ontario

I have been addicted to the wonderful world of woodworking for 2 years now. It all started when my wife, Lynn, and I built our first home and I decided to build the deck myself. I built it from Western Red Cedar and did the design and built the entire project on my own. This got my feet wet and started my obsession. I had to buy some tools to make this project happen, and it blossomed from there. At first, I was borrowing tools, but necessity pushed me into ownership. Construction type projects moved to more detailed woodworking and craftmanship. Finding the balance between large scale projects and intricate, detailed projects was (is) an interesting journey. I still enjoy the joy and challenge of switching from a construction, brute force, muscle and sweat, Mike Holmes, type project, to a small, delicate, careful, every sandpaper stroke counts, type of project. I always have one or the other on the go, and therefore can decide which one to tackle, depending on my mood and how my day went.

We all know how this works...the intricate, detailed work takes 80% of the time, but physically accounts for 20% of the finished volume of work. Yet, it is that detailed work that makes all the difference in the end.

It's all in the details.

Life (including woodworking) is a journey...enjoy the ride!

-- Farles from Niagara - Woodworking, like life, is a journey...enjoy the ride!

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#1 posted 2481 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s !
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#2 posted 2481 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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#3 posted 2481 days ago

Welcome, I also signed up recently, viewed your tea chest real nice. The draw back of this site is I will never be able to build all the ideas I come up with from the projects everybody post, Have fun I am.

-- Ron Central, CA

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#4 posted 2481 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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#5 posted 2481 days ago

We would like to welcome you to the one and only LumberJocks. If you should need any woodworking question answered, don’t hesitate to ask. Somebody’s gonna have a good answer for you.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#6 posted 2481 days ago

If you like working with wood, you’re in the right place. Welcome!

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#7 posted 2480 days ago

Welcome. I joined LumberJocks last week and have become addicted. There is so much information and experience here and everyone in the community has been very positive and encouraging. Have fun.
By the way… Nice tea box.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#8 posted 2480 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#9 posted 2480 days ago

Thanks everybody! I only signed up last night but already feel a part of this community.

-- Farles from Niagara - Woodworking, like life, is a journey...enjoy the ride!

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#10 posted 2480 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell,

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#11 posted 2480 days ago

So glad you could join us and I am so impressed with your project posted already! Welcome!

I am a remodeling contractor myself, which has allowed me to be in a position to do some pretty sweet projects. I totally relate to what you wrote in the profile.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#12 posted 2479 days ago

Welcome to the site. i’ve been on here almost a year and have really enjoyed it. Looking forward to seeing your pictures!

-- Branden - Sacramento, California -

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#13 posted 2476 days ago

Welcome Farles! I think I’ve been to your town. Is that where the “Welland Canal” is located?

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#14 posted 2476 days ago

Yes it is Tom. I am 20 minutes west from Niagara Falls. Beautiful area, wine country, more temperate climate than people imagine being in Canada. And, lots of wood available! There is also a Lee Valley close by in Burlington. Thanks for asking.

-- Farles from Niagara - Woodworking, like life, is a journey...enjoy the ride!

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#15 posted 1754 days ago

Congratulations on your upcoming 2 year anniversary being a Lumber Jock. Thanks for your posts and participation.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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