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Location: Decatur

After trying to come up with a hobby to try and occupy some time, I decided to try woodworking. My experience as a machinist over the last decade gave me some insight on how to accomplish a few tasks. I like building stuff with my hands, and woodworking seemed logical. I am still very much considered an amateur, but I can live with that.
I have a basic shop minimalistic shop set up now in my basement. Since I have it in my basement, and no dust collection system worth mentioning, ( a small 3 gallon shop-vac) I have been keeping dust and noise to a minimum in order to keep safe. Naturally, I don't do any staining or painting in the basement, that is reserved for better weather. I have goals of turning my garage into a more permanent setup, but right now it lacks sufficient power and weather resistance.

-- What do you mean it's square? How did that happen?

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replied on New table saw configuration 08-04-2010 05:29 AM
started topic New table saw configuration 12-21-2009 03:48 PM
commented on My Shop #1: Table Saw 10-14-2009 10:07 AM
commented on Table saw, etc. gauge 10-13-2009 09:35 PM
added blog entry Walnut 10-03-2009 01:39 AM
commented on New toys. 09-19-2009 10:08 PM
commented on waxing the table 08-30-2009 06:29 AM
commented on waxing the table 08-29-2009 11:37 PM
added blog entry waxing the table 08-29-2009 11:27 PM
replied on Sigh...... 08-24-2009 02:34 AM
replied on wood samples 08-20-2009 11:36 PM
replied on how to make the most out of a jointer. 08-20-2009 02:50 PM
started topic wood samples 08-20-2009 10:25 AM
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#1 posted 02-01-2009 11:41 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 02-01-2009 11:49 PM

Welcome Josh. 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 02-02-2009 12:25 AM

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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#4 posted 02-02-2009 12:41 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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#5 posted 02-02-2009 03:03 AM

Hello Josh,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be both a rewarding and an inspirational part of your woodworking journey.

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

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#6 posted 02-02-2009 04:19 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks….It will be a great resource for you and your projects. There are a bunch of great people here willing to help……have fun….Looking forward to your projects and posts….. WARNING: Visiting LumberJocks has proven to be addictive.

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#7 posted 02-02-2009 04:26 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. Appomattox Virginia †

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#8 posted 02-02-2009 05:41 AM

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#9 posted 02-03-2009 11:21 AM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#10 posted 02-04-2009 06:32 AM

Thanks Everybody. I have been watching the site for a few weeks and I thought it would be worth getting involved in

-- What do you mean it's square? How did that happen?

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#11 posted 02-05-2009 02:42 PM

Welcome to the best woodworkers site. Enjoy your time here.

-- making sawdust....

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#12 posted 01-30-2010 03:08 AM

Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary as a Lumber Jock! I look forward to more of your posts.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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