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Location: Ocala, Florida

I have enjoyed and admired the results of skilled woodworkers for years. Thirty years ago, I owned a radial arm saw and used it in refurbing three old homes. Now, I am interested in putting together a shop and getting my feet wet with simple, right-angled projects.

As of April, '08, stilll in the process of buying equipment and converting my garage into a workshop.

All I request from LumberJocks (I don't yet qualify for that appellation) is patience and understanding as I anticipate I will be asking lots of questions that clearly exhibit ignorance.

-- Sola Gratia, John

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#1 posted 04-11-2008 04:08 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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#2 posted 04-11-2008 04:23 PM

Welcome to LJs !! Glad you have joined us !!

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#3 posted 04-11-2008 05:26 PM

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 04-11-2008 06:45 PM

Welcome John. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Have fun and work safe in the shop and use pushsticks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#5 posted 04-11-2008 07:27 PM

Hello John,

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

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

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#6 posted 04-12-2008 12:54 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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#7 posted 04-12-2008 10:12 AM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#8 posted 04-12-2008 11:17 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

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

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#9 posted 04-15-2008 02:00 PM


In refernece to your question about the twin bed: I used 5/4 Ash milled down to 7/8 th and 5 inches wide. I determined the length by measuring the exsisting mattress and adding an inch to both ends to allow for the quilts and sheets. The other thing I did was round over the top edges to prevent scraping the hands when making the bed. Also a great place for this bed and other alternatives to this plan you can find in workbench magazine website and its free, just modify to suit your design. Billy

-- When you are at a point in life and you think there is nothing more to learn, then you must understand that you have learned nothing at all. Billy

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#10 posted 04-16-2008 10:05 PM

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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#11 posted 04-20-2008 04:21 AM

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 †

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#12 posted 04-11-2009 01:29 AM

Congratulations! In the next few days you will have been a Lumber Jock for 1 year! Thanks for your participation.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#13 posted 04-10-2010 03:55 AM

Another year has rolled by. We must be having too much fun, cause it seems like just yesterday when I congratulated you on 1 year. Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary at Lumber Jocks. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit and happy anniversary!

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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