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#1 posted 07-11-2007 at 06:38 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the site.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 07-11-2007 at 06:57 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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#3 posted 07-11-2007 at 08:08 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#4 posted 07-11-2007 at 08:31 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks!

This is an awesome group of woodworkers that generously share thier talents, passion and interest in woodworking. We are looking forward to your projects and input.

LumberJocks is the premier member based woodworking site.

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#5 posted 07-11-2007 at 09:26 PM

Well, thank you for your warm welcome messages guys! It’s nice to see the community spirit here.

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#6 posted 07-11-2007 at 10:31 PM

Welcome to the one and the only LumberJocks website. Enjoy your time spent here. Should you have any woodworking questions do not hesitate to ask…Somebody will know the right answer.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#7 posted 07-11-2007 at 10:33 PM

Jojo. I think the sense of community sets this site apart. Why are you shopless?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#8 posted 07-11-2007 at 11:14 PM

After all I have heard about the site from Matt and Co. I think it does so, WayneC. Regarding my shopless present status, space IS a premium here in Japan and to make things even worse there are NO basements here! ;o) But the main reason is that my wife and I are living here for a few years only and powertools are definitely neither that easily available nor cheap as in the States. So it makes no sense to get them. Anyway, we’re already working on what we hope will be our last and definitive relocation to western Washington, probably the Peninsula. In any case around the Puget Sound/Hood Canal/San Juan Islands for those of you who know the area. So nowadays I’m all set with a few handtools, like in the good ole days of woodworking. On the other hand, there are amazing tools you can’t find anywhere else readily available and lumbermills in every corner. Man, life is so safe here that they stock the 15 ft boards right in the curb with nothing attaching them, even at night. And I mean downtown, not in the backcountry! I got to take some pics for you guys.

Again thank you all for your comments.

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WayneC

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#9 posted 07-11-2007 at 11:29 PM

Photos would be great. Also, there is a lot of interest related to Japanese hand tools on the site. Photos of your tools would be apreciated as well. Thanks.

I’ve been in the area in Washington and there are a number of LumberJocks that are in the area currently.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#10 posted 07-12-2007 at 03:24 AM

I definitely will be getting you some pics. Where do I have to post them for everybody to see? I still had no time to get around the whole site yet but it seems to be many different places to post comments and things.

Re. the japanese tools I actually would like to make kind of a small survey because I’m seriously studying the possibility of setting up an on-line business for selling them. I’m in touch with a couple of sawmakers and I can find almost anything, from the ultra-expensive planes and chisels to the affordable “normal” ones used by all the pros here.

Actually my father-in-law is a “daiku-san”, a master traditional all-wood housebuilder and I do know well which are the most used ones. BTW I have to say that nobody here takes the trouble of re-sharpening the “dozuki” saws. They are way too thin and easy to break and blades are widely available. You’d be amazed of the tons of different specialised saws available. I specially love the fact that many of them are designed to be able to make a cut in the middle of a panel without a previous drill hole, just the tiny kerf. A dream come true for those matching-grain drawers cut off of the aprons…

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#11 posted 07-12-2007 at 10:52 AM

Welcome Jojo -

I’d love to see some photos of anything you wish to post! Lumber, saws, father-in-law’s houses, etc.

I’m a Puget Sound guy – Seattle is home. My father used to live in Japan for 8-10 years, when I was in my teens. Went to Japan only once though.

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#12 posted 07-12-2007 at 04:06 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks! I look forward to seeing your woodworking.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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WayneC

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#13 posted 07-12-2007 at 04:43 PM

Try this link for an explanation as to how post photos

http://lumberjocks.com/help/writing/embedding-pictures

You will need to use a free hosting site to include photos in blog entries and comments. Project and workshop photos can be uploaded from your desktop when you create or edit entries of that type.

I would be intersted in seeing the kind of pricing you would have for good professional japanese tools (new or used).

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#14 posted 07-15-2007 at 11:55 AM

Hello … get out your digital camera … lets see what you’re working on !!

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#15 posted 07-15-2007 at 12:43 PM

Hey guys, thx again for your comments. I’m sorry because I got no time to take some pics of those lumbermills yet. I tried the other day, but it’s the rainy season here and that makes things quite difficult… For those of you that don’t know, the “tsuyu” is like the japanese version of that passage of the Bible: it keeps raining and raining for about 30 to 40 days, day and night, almost without any interruption. And then, worse comes to worst, this year’s first typhoon (AKA hurricane) came very early and passed yesternight South of us. Almost no casualties though, only a couple of old fellas and a poor boy, 12, that tried to reach a ball fallen into a roaring river carrying lots of water from the floods. Very sad indeed. :o(

WayneC: I’m targeting the good-but-affordable pro saws and other tools that the home-builders and woodworkers use here. Thus, even if I can’t give any estimates yet as I have to work out all the margins and that, I can guess that, in the case of the saws, most of them could range in the $25/$50 + shipping. All of them have easy-to-replace interchangeable blades and I’d carry replacement packs as well. Also there’s a whole lot of different tools very interesting and well thought. More on this later.

Dorje: I’ve selected some pics of amazing joinery jobs from thousand years old temples and I’ll post them as soon as I pass them throught the Photoshop.

Now I have to go to the futon, it’s waaay to late at night folks.

As Matt says: straight grains…

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