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Location: Vermont

I'm a chef by trade, historian by education, philosopher by inclination, and pretty much a total newbie to the fine manual arts. Best gig I can find these days is seasonal, and so I spend my winters spending as little as possible and reading as much as possible. But even when I am working, I'm always trying to learn something new: a few winters back I taught myself a thing or two about antenna science, winter after that I built myself a greenhouse in the back porch and learned how to manage it--this winter I'm finally realizing my dream of setting up an ACTUAL WORKING SHOP!

You see, I recently married the woman of my dreams (bear with me here). It was an amazing experience for all the usual reasons, but the unusual part is that rather than wedding presents, we asked for help putting on the big show, so apart from a couple of girls hired to wash dishes, everything was done by friends and family--and we still managed to have a good time!

More to the point, we invited some woodworkers. And they blessed us with some absolutely beautiful work--things that we'll treasure for the rest of our lives. And this inspired me: while I don't (really) know how to build things, I'm always thinking about things that would be cool to make: a shelf here, a tool there, a giant spider robot over there.... it's hard to describe just how amazing it was to watch these talented woodworkers take an idea and make it a reality.

So... that's why I'm here.

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#1 posted 607 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#2 posted 607 days ago

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

Because I often get asked questions by new members I’ve included the answers to the most( FAQ) along with my welcoming message to LJs.

You should know that posting questions or projects here (your profile page) will not get you very many responses’ just because it’s your profile page not part of a main forum. To post in a main forum read below.

Want to know how to post something?
See the drop-down box underneath my Lumberjocks in the upper right hand corner. Click on the arrow and select which type of posting you want to make (Project, Blog entry, Forum topic). This will take you to the appropriate page and you just fill in the form.

Sending Private messages(PMs) to other members
Click on the word” home” next to the profile picture of the member you want to contact ,then click on “send message”

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Just for the record even though I have a large number of post I’m not involved with LJs management ,I’m just another member.

-- Custom furniture

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100 posts in 607 days

#3 posted 606 days ago

Hey guys, thanks for the welcome… is there some reason that my forum posts aren’t going through?

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#4 posted 605 days ago

Welcome! I can see your posts, I think I saw you have 7 as I type this.
try refreshing your page.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#5 posted 605 days ago

welcome to lumberjocks!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#6 posted 605 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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