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Blog entry by Gingzillaman posted 02-24-2017 11:46 PM 645 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello all I just wanted to say Hi and introduce myself. I am just moved back to Janesville, WI to and am renting a duplex with my wife. I have a decent 1 car attached garage that is 12 wide and 22 long with a 13 foot 2’ deep bump out in the dividing wall between the house and garage. It is a about half the size of my last place and going to be more of a challenge spatially but at least I have a place to continue my hobby of creating some pretty cool functional woodworking pieces.

I am a man of many skills but none totally honed. Kind of a multi tool hobbyist of sorts. I enjoy the old style woodworking but also have a nice collection of the newer sparky powered stuff. I have way too many irons in the fire and hope to narrow that down soon and complete as many of the current projects I have going. Just to give you all an idea of the scope of what I am doing:
- garage preparation for woodworking
- teardrop camper build(ongoing project that is just in the beginning phase)
- in the process of creating a fencing manual for the “average Joe” to be published by a friend/Youtuber via online publication
- Massey Ferguson 7 restoration (down to the bare frame and back up)
- I have about a dozen hand planes to go through that I have picked up over the course of the last couple years that should get me going on a nice beginners set. Some will stay some will go of course but i hope to have at least a half dozen that get the much needed refurbishing they need.
- Traditional workbench that is currently on reclaimed metal legs from an old industrial table, top has been flattened both sides by a homemade router sled and rail system. Still need to figure out the placement of vises and types that will be used and build a solid base to get it up to a better working height and finished.

I hope to cut this list down before starting any other project that will take more than a couple of hours. Otherwise I will be in a perpetual mess with way too many projects going and not enough time. I will try to blog and take pictures along the way. The teardrop already has its own blog over on tnttt. I don’t plan to double post that. Maybe some pictures will sneak their way in though or some woodworking questions as I start to get back to that project here soon. I am hoping this blog works out well and is a good 2 way street of information and of course photos.

-- Jeremy from Janesville, WI



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Ron Aylor

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#1 posted 02-25-2017 12:42 AM

Welcome, Jeremy … look forward to see those projects! I’ve always wanted a teardrop, but can’t seem to talk my bride into one … got a taste of the five star resort and won’t turn back!

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NormG

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#2 posted 02-25-2017 01:15 AM

Glad to have you aboard

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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Gingzillaman

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#3 posted 02-25-2017 01:33 PM

Thank you for warm welcome Ron and Norman!
Ron you could always open with the statement that teardrop campers are the 5 star option of tent camping. They can be towed by most 4 cylinder cars making it possible to take five star “glamping” almost anywhere the heart desires. The other perk is you can have them packed minus the perishables making getting out for a weekend a simple grocery load up.

-- Jeremy from Janesville, WI

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Kelster58

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#4 posted 02-25-2017 02:41 PM

Glad to see you here on Lumber Jocks. I find this site to be helpful and enjoyable for me. There are many very fine Lumber Jocks here. There are some snarky ones too. Fortunately the nice ones out number the bad ones. Looking forward to seeing your workshop and your projects develop over time. Good luck to you.

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#5 posted 02-25-2017 02:54 PM



Glad to see you here on Lumber Jocks. I find this site to be helpful and enjoyable for me. There are many very fine Lumber Jocks here. There are some snarky ones too. Fortunately the nice ones out number the bad ones. Looking forward to seeing your workshop and your projects develop over time. Good luck to you.

- Kelster58

hope I’m a nice one …LOL …...Welcome 2 LJ’s :<))

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