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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 01-14-2009 02:30 PM

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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#2 posted 01-14-2009 04:26 PM

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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#3 posted 01-14-2009 04:41 PM

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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#4 posted 01-14-2009 04:57 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#5 posted 01-14-2009 06:19 PM

Welcome, glad you’ve joined us!

-- Bill, Florida

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#6 posted 01-14-2009 07:17 PM

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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#7 posted 01-14-2009 07:58 PM

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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#8 posted 01-14-2009 08:15 PM

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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#9 posted 01-14-2009 11:07 PM

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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#10 posted 01-14-2009 11:08 PM

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 soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#11 posted 01-15-2009 06:49 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#12 posted 01-17-2009 01:29 AM

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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#13 posted 01-21-2009 12:40 AM

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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#14 posted 02-07-2009 12:41 AM

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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#15 posted 02-09-2009 11:57 PM

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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