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Location: Bristol, Rhode Island
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Hello to everyone!
I've stumbled upon this website, and it looks like a great place to share ideas, and get help with my woodworking skills.
I'm 62, single, and live along the Rhode Island coast in a small town, Bristol.
I'm a computer graphic artist, toolmaker, hub & die maker, and former art educator (a long time ago)
I'm a Harley enthusiast, and just ride locally.
I am a complete beginner to woodworking, but I do have my toolmaking skills to rely on; and the same principles apply; start and stay square!
I've put together some good equipment, although I wish I did buy better equipment; My table saw is a General Intn'l contractors saw.
Grizzly 17" band saw,a Powermatic 6" jointer,Festool circular saw vacuum and panel cutter combo,(which eliminates the need to wrestle a full sheet of material to the table saw. At 1 grand, it was pricey, but a joy to use.I also have a 13" planer. All my equipment is on mobile bases, so my shop can easily be changed whenevery it suits me.
My first project is building kitchen cabinets. So far, I have 3 base cabinets built; the blind corner, sink & a utility cabinet almost done.
That is the carcasses anyway. I'm making the face frames & doors out of cherry.
I've kind of perhaps gone on long enough for now, but will attach photos when I figure out the file size limit & format.
I hope to learn much, and gain those valued skills from the craftsman and artisans here!
Paul

-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island

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#1 posted 2043 days ago

Hello Paul,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be an exciting and enjoyable part of your woodworking journey.

Your shop sounds interesting. I will enjoy seeing pictures of it when you get the opportunity to post them.

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

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trifern

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#2 posted 2043 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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HarleySoftailDeuce

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#3 posted 2043 days ago

Thanks for having the WELCOME mat out for me! I’m sure it will be a most enjoyable experience.
Paul

-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island

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rikkor

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#4 posted 2043 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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wpreman

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#5 posted 2043 days ago

Welcome, glad you’ve joined us!

-- Bill, Florida

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Max

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#6 posted 2043 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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HallTree

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#7 posted 2043 days ago

Welcome Paul. 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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Todd Thomas

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#8 posted 2043 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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Todd A. Clippinger

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#9 posted 2043 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks – The best woodworking community anywhere!
I look forward to seeing your posts and projects.

Share the Love ~ Share the Knowledge

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Karson

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#10 posted 2043 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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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woodworm

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#11 posted 2042 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#12 posted 2041 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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ND2ELK

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#13 posted 2037 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
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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SCOTSMAN

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#14 posted 2020 days ago

Hi paul I have just made you a buddy thanks for your ever so kind words of inspiration God Belss Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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GrandmaT

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#15 posted 2017 days ago

Hi Paul … thank you for making me one of your buddies; it was a delightful surprise … as I am not a woodworker but most ardent admirer of all the talent here and wife of a “LJ” member.

One of my husband’s first projects was new kitchen cabinets. So I am anxious to see how beautifully yours will turn out.

-- Adding to Hubby's "Honey Do List" :-)

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