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Location: North Carolina

I started off helping a friend of my parents build houses as a summer job when I was a kid. I continued to build houses off and on until I ended up in Richmond VA, at VCU. I began to restore the old homes around the campus. After several years of doing this I went to work for a cabinet man who trained me to run his shop. I did this for the better part of 10 years. Now I stay at home and take care of my children. My wife was generous enough to let me have the garage as a shop and I have slowly been filling it with tools. As a cabinet man I began by getting the large power tools I felt I would need. I have spent my time making small boxes and learning to carve. I am finding that I enjoy learning how to use hand tools more than I ever had in the past. And so my adventure continues.....

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#1 posted 1226 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 1226 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 1226 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#4 posted 1226 days ago

“WELCOME to LJ’s.”

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#5 posted 1225 days ago

Thanks for the warm welcome. I look forward exploring lumberjocks as the days unfold ahead of us. I also look forward to all there is to learn here and to share what I learn and create. Thanks again for the welcome.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#6 posted 1225 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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#7 posted 1221 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help one another with woodworking. Feel free to ask members for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………LOL

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 923 days ago

many excellent projects and look forward to seeing more. work/play safe. keep makin dust

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#9 posted 794 days ago

Really nice boxes Joey, I agree with the hand tool side of things.. I started out by buying every power tool I could get or afford and then spent the last three years trying not to use any of them.. now its pretty much just the table saw and when needed the band saw.. working on a treadle powered band saw so I can get rid of the electric one.. good luck with the boxes, keep up the good work..


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#10 posted 548 days ago

I once made a pine coffin for a family cat, we’d had her for 16 or so years. It tore me up to make just that, so I’m not sure I could make a coffin or urn for someone even if it is one of the highest compliments. That said, this is truely awesome.

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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