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Location: Olds, Alberta, Canada

I was introduced to woodworking in high school, where I took every woodworking class they offered, which was quite a few as they had 2 full time wood shop teachers (and many other shop teachers for other things like electronics, welding, engines, etc)
My first jobs after graduation were at a small cabinet making shop and a custom stair company.
My knees were not healthy and I had to stop that kind of work and went into other things and my woodworking totally died out, and I basically have not touched a woodworking tool for a couple of decades.
I am currently on disability from my job as a computer techie guy for a school division and am getting a strong hankering to do some woodworking as a hobby.

Just today I traded with someone in town. I gave them a good used laptop in trade for a 12inch wood lathe in quite poor condition (an old Craftsman with a round bar for a bed where the toolrest moves along) and a plunge router that comes with a router table as well.

So I am not doing any woodwork yet because my garage is not heated and its cold in Canada, but I will accept tool castoffs or trade computer tech support for woodworking tools or some nice wood that I can turn.

-- Don't try to figure it out... just turn it.

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#1 posted 12-23-2012 12:22 AM

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.

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#2 posted 12-23-2012 12:23 AM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#3 posted 12-23-2012 02:03 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 01-05-2013 06:15 PM

Thanks for the warm welcome guys.

-- Don't try to figure it out... just turn it.

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#5 posted 01-07-2013 03:35 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks.
For the record there are a few that have that same Lathe her on the site myself included so let me know if there are any questions about it. I use mine to do a lot of pen turning but it is certainly able to do way more.

Look forward to seeing some of your projects once the shop warms up a bit.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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