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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 2296 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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#2 posted 2296 days ago

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

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#3 posted 2296 days ago

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 2296 days ago

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 2296 days ago

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 2296 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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#7 posted 2296 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#8 posted 2296 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

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

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#9 posted 2292 days ago


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 2291 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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#11 posted 2288 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 †

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#12 posted 1932 days ago

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

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#13 posted 1568 days ago

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!

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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