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14 posts in 1921 days

Location: St. Thomas, Ontario

I am a Home Inspector living in St. Thomas Ontario, about two hours west of Toronto.
I enjoy fishing, boating and tinkering in my workshop. In 1998 I had the opportunity to build my dream woodworking shop. My shop is 18' X30' and built on 18, 18" piers. The floor is 1" thick plywood, 3/8" overtop of 5/8" T & G plywood (due to Home Depot messing up the alluminum roof delivery, the first layer of plywood flooring got rained on and was subsequently covered with 3/8". The shop has a gas fired furnace, hydro, phone and a urnial. There is no running water in the shop, so the urnial flushing water is supplied via an elevated rain barrel, the system drains into the septic bed. Probbably not legal but it works and the shop is pretty secluded at the back of my property.
I enjoy spending time out there and often just go out there to think.

-- Hakuna Matata

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#1 posted 1921 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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#2 posted 1921 days ago

I have been surfing this site for some time now, it is very addictive.

-- Hakuna Matata

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#3 posted 1921 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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#4 posted 1921 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks….It will be a great resource for you and your projects. There are a bunch of great people here willing to help……have fun….Looking forward to your projects and posts….. WARNING: Visiting LumberJocks has proven to be addictive.

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#5 posted 1921 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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#6 posted 1921 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 1921 days ago

Hello Gripfast,

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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#8 posted 1921 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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#9 posted 1920 days ago

Welcome. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and don’t forget to use pushsticks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#10 posted 1920 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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#11 posted 1901 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.

Love to see your shop!

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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