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Location: Balch Springs Tx

62 years old, retired with 100% disability but love woodworking ... among other things. Not much money but LOTS of enthusiasm and perhaps too much perseverance at times. Small shop packed with most tools you could want. Still need good jointer and thickness planer but those are coming soon. (I hope)

Got a Central Machinery (Harbor Freight) 10 inch contractor table saw that I upgraded, using my metal working skills by adding extension tables, a homemade fence system and other goodies, all on a large movable platform with 10 inch inflatable tires that allows it to be moved around when necessary.

-- Nothing says "I love you" like a new saw blade.

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#1 posted 2354 days ago

Let me welcome you to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be an interesting and rewarding part of your woodworking journey.

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

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#2 posted 2353 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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#3 posted 2353 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks! Enjoy yourself.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 2353 days ago

Welcome aboard! You’ll love this place. Enthusiasm and perseverance will always make up for lack of money!

-- Eric at

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#5 posted 2353 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#6 posted 2353 days ago

Welcome to the wonderful world of LJ’s (Enjoy) Come on in, The water’s fine, fine, fine. Happy, that you have chosen to join the family.
You can ask, show, teach, learn, and Share woodworking experiences.
There’s something here for anyone that likes working with wood.
Plus new friends
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#7 posted 2353 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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#8 posted 2353 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#9 posted 2353 days ago

welcome to the community !

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#10 posted 2352 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks. 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.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 2348 days ago

We would like to welcome you to the one and only LumberJocks. If you should need any woodworking question answered, don’t hesitate to ask. Somebody’s gonna have a good answer for you.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#12 posted 1992 days ago

Happy Anniversary this week! You will have been a Lumber Jock for 1 year. Thanks for your participation.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#13 posted 1992 days ago

Thanks Bureaucrat. My doctor recently said to me: “Congratulations! You made the cut!” I asked “What cut?” and he said that for 50% of all people, the first sign of hidden heart disease is sudden death. My heart attack was totally unexpected but who am I to complain? I’m still here!

-- Nothing says "I love you" like a new saw blade.

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