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253 posts in 1866 days

Location: Southern AZ

I'm new to woodworking ( about 3 years), and have been building out my shop, an outfeed/work table on wheels, some workshop cabinets for tool bases and storage, and some jigs.

We have 2 good suppliers of Mesquite locally, and I hope to build an entry table from it. Need to create the plans, and the cut lists, but I'll get there......
As I go, I'm trying new techniques to hone my limited expertise. I have a router table now, but have already learned it's limitations. I do plan to build a router table addition for my table saw, and a few large cabinets for storage in the garage this summer. One of these days I'll try my hand at building a simple set of bookshelves, and a couple of tables for the den...........

-- -Gerry, Hereford, AZ ” A really good woodworker knows how the hide his / her mistakes.”

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#1 posted 1865 days ago

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

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#2 posted 1865 days ago

Hello Gerry,

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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#3 posted 1865 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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#4 posted 1865 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 1865 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 1865 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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#7 posted 1865 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

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 1865 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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#9 posted 1865 days ago

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! This is a great place to get – or give – advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are a wonderful source of new ideas. I love this site, I hope you will enjoy it too.

Look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#10 posted 1865 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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#11 posted 1865 days ago

Welcome to Ljs were there are great people,super projects and fantastic woodworkers. Enjoy

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 1864 days ago

Welcome to Lumber Jocks

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you

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#13 posted 1864 days ago

Hi to all and Thanks for the welcome. I’m working on a group of small projects at present, so I’ll post as I get them done. I’m currently using a home grown dust collection system, and so far it’s been working . I do know I’ll have to upgrade at some point in time, but between the Thein Baffle / collector and a 5 HP Shopvac, it seems to fill my needs for now. Clearly the issue is CFM movement and final air filtration, but as I have a pipe and waste gate system that lets me use the dust collection on one tool at a time, it’s Ok. Anyone using / tried the Oneida Dust Deputy?

-- -Gerry, Hereford, AZ ” A really good woodworker knows how the hide his / her mistakes.”

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#14 posted 1864 days ago

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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#15 posted 1863 days ago

Welcome aboard !

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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