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Location: St. Louis
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I'm a (former) software engineer and (current) practicing lawyer. I have no aptitude for woodworking or any other undertaking that involves mechanical competency. Because my career choices have always involved intangible products, I have long desired a hobby in which I build things that I can touch and see. My grandfather was an amateur woodworker, and there is just something enchanting about the smell of freshly sawed wood and the satisfaction of working with your hands. So, I'm trying to get into woodworking and carpentry. We'll see how that goes. Maybe my first project should be a gavel... or the scales of justice? Or maybe something easy like a birdhouse.

-- "If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind, whom should we serve?" -John Adams

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started topic Questions about outdoor project/sealing drawers 08-17-2009 04:36 PM
commented on Office Bookshelf 08-14-2009 05:25 PM
replied on Essential equipment for a basic shop? 08-14-2009 05:04 PM
started topic Essential equipment for a basic shop? 08-14-2009 04:52 PM
commented on ND2ELK's Profile 08-13-2009 06:01 AM
started topic Beginner - have some scrap red oak from my stairs, what to do with it? 08-13-2009 05:51 AM
signed up Gavel's Profile 08-13-2009 04:51 AM

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ND2ELK

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#1 posted 08-13-2009 05:43 AM

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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#2 posted 08-13-2009 09:02 AM

Welcome to LJ’s…the best site to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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#3 posted 08-13-2009 03:01 PM

Welcome aboard. Nice to have you join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 08-13-2009 03:05 PM

Hello Gavel,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be an interesting, as well as exciting, experience. Have fun and enjoy.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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cabinetmaster

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#5 posted 08-14-2009 12:22 AM

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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Karson

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#6 posted 08-14-2009 01:32 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard. †

Your first project could be just a board. Sand it smooth and put on a great finish. It could become the base for the gavel later.

-- 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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Max

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#7 posted 08-14-2009 03:46 AM

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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Grumpy

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#8 posted 08-14-2009 10:58 PM

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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Beginningwoodworker

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#9 posted 08-14-2009 11:08 PM

Hello Gavel, Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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spanky46

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#10 posted 08-17-2009 06:54 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! Lots of friends with lots of talent!

I look forward to your projects and posts.

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

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a1Jim

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#11 posted 08-19-2009 03:53 AM

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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