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Location: Des Moines, IA

I'm very new to woodworking and am enjoying it as I learn. I am teaching myself how to do things and so always have an ear open for good advice on how to better do things. I enjoy doing boxes the most, looking at other people's projects "thinking how the hell did they do that?" then trying it with my own twist.
I'm an IT computer nerd by trait. Right now I'm lucky enough to be at home with my 2 baby girls (one is 2yrs old the other 3 months old) as stay at home dad. My wife is ready to switch with me. So for at least the next year I'm staying home with them while she works, which means when I have a break (and the warm weather) I sneak off to the shop and work.
And on last thing.... This family is die hard KU Jayhawks fans!! Rock Chalk Jayhawk
Thank you

-- Matt Speer , ‎"Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential." - Winston Churchill

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#1 posted 1190 days ago

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 1190 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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#3 posted 1190 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 1189 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

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 1168 days ago

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself a little over a year ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…


-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#6 posted 1167 days ago

“WELCOME to LJ’s” …Enjoy the experience.

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