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Blog entry by JohnVV posted 02-12-2009 07:05 AM 923 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just wanted to say a little bit about me and my projects.

My old projects are the ones I have done in the last couple years. Living in an apartment in Washington, D.C. does not give you much space for fancy woodwork, not with 2 kids, wife, and her highness, the cat around. But I finally started doing a few things after I said too many times, “Hey, I could do better than that!”

I promised a china cabinet for a birthday last year, but that didn’t happen. I am hoping that I can make it happen for this year. And I have started a game cabinet project that I will try to get organized to put up soon.

Reading about some of the projects here has almost made me want to quit, but the outpouring of advice and constructive criticism from you all is just amazing.

Ok, I have finally written something in this public space. I might even get up the nerve to ask a question before the end of the month.

-- -- John, Washington, DC

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#1 posted 02-12-2009 08:19 AM


Welcome to LumberJocks! This site is huge, so walk around and enjoy yourself. If you need anything from us, just ‘holler.


-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#2 posted 02-12-2009 02:13 PM

John we are glad to have you on-board. No one person has a monopoly on woodworking skills and techniques so that we not only learn from one another but contribute to the success of other members as well. By the way you are not alone in missing deadlines. I promised my wife a mantle several years ago as a Christmas present. Needless to say I am still getting reminders of my “missed deadline”. :)

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

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#3 posted 02-12-2009 04:21 PM

Hi, John! It’s good to see another D.C. resident here. I haven’t done much myself, but I’ve been lurking for close to a year. And you’re right, the people here are really supportive and helpful! It’s so nice to have found a community like this.


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#4 posted 02-12-2009 09:20 PM

You’ll be asking so many questions soon enough, that you’ll wonder if there’s enough answers. Once you start posting, then you’ won’t be able to stop, and barely have enough time to do woodworking.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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