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With five young children 8,6,4 and 2 yo twins, my hobbies have to be close to home in case Mama needs a sanity break. Started building building computers but grew tired of that. Found woodworking is a true passion. I didn't grow up around it, so I'm learning as I go. Should have added to this comment (if it's not already there), "you know you are lumberjock when you spend $500 on a tool, some article said is essential to a workshop, but have never used it". Part of that is I simply have not had anyone to teach me. I am So glad I found this site to have others to talk to who share the passion and have a lot more experience. 3 years ago if you mentioned a jig, I would have thought fishing, now it would be wood working. I sell mobile utility equipment for a living (also known as bucket trucks, digger derricks, cranes etc). I have several customers who are very experienced and it has helped me build new relationships with them. Too bad they live so far away.

Just now starting to get really serious about it as my only son (the 6 yo) favorite thing to do is "projects with Daddy". I've accumulated all the tools for decent workshop. My current project is building a functional workshop in a small unfinished basement. All 5 kids are helping in their own way. 2 yo twins are decorating some of the wood with crayons. It will be a one of kind. I need to put a diagram on my site (once I figure that out) and get some opinions. Biggest projects to date are a trundle bed, book case and an over the top kitty condo (wife made me stop calling it a cat house). I don't even like cats, I just wanted to build it. So after reading the you might be a lumberjock blog, I knew this was the place for me. I look forward to talking to you. Not sure I can share much expertise at this point but I know I can share things NOT to do. I've got plenty of those. Most recently, don't put that arthritis creme on your sore neck and then go to restroom without washing your hands first. I'll leave it at that. Painful is the only thing I could add.

-- Dad to 5, Son of The One

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Max

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#1 posted 11-15-2007 01:51 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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oscorner

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#2 posted 11-15-2007 10:29 AM

Glad to have you on board.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Karson

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#3 posted 11-15-2007 07:45 PM

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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Huckleberry

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#4 posted 11-16-2007 12:42 AM

Nice to have you become apart of this community. There are a couple pieces of advice I can give you if you do not already know about them. While designing my workshop I downloaded a free program from Google called sketch up. In this (CAD) program you draw your base and all of you tools and move things around to get the right work flow. On iTunes there is a podcast that gets you started using this program. I think it’s called the sketch up show. There are also a few good woodworking podcasts out there that are very informative. I am also a new woodworker and I have the resources to take classes now but watching podcasts really is what got me started.

-- I cut it twice and the damn thing is still too short!@#$%

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gene

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#5 posted 11-16-2007 01:48 AM

Welcome to LJ’s (Enjoy)
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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Greg Mitchell

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#6 posted 11-16-2007 02:45 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! The corporate offices for the company I work for is in Birmingham. Motion Industries. I’ve been there a few times. Nice place. Welcome again.

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell, AR--gdamitchell@sbcglobal.net

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PanamaJack

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#7 posted 11-16-2007 05:03 PM

We welcome you to the one and only LumberJocks. We hope that you enjoy your stay/visit each and every time you show up on our door step. If you should need any woodworking question answered, don’t hesitate to ask. Somebody’s gonna have a good answer for you.

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

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Greg Mitchell

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#8 posted 11-20-2007 03:07 AM

It diffiently is a small world. Great looking family you have there. I think you’ll enjoy this website. I know I have. Great talking to you!

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell, AR--gdamitchell@sbcglobal.net

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#9 posted 11-21-2007 06:39 AM

Hey! Welcome to LJ! This is the best woodworking club anywhere.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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rikkor

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#10 posted 11-30-2007 09:05 PM

You have come to the right place, my friend.

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Thos. Angle

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#11 posted 11-30-2007 10:18 PM

Welcome to LJ. Ask all the questions you like.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Bureaucrat

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#12 posted 11-07-2009 04:39 AM

Congratulations on your upcoming 2 year anniversary being a Lumber Jock. Thanks for your posts and participation.

-- Gary

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cabinetmaster

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#13 posted 11-07-2009 07:47 PM

Congratulations on your Anniversary. Hope you have many more on LumberJocks. We appreciate your posts and projects.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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patron

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#14 posted 07-06-2010 11:11 PM

thanks for the tip on the cream (LOL) !

i will remember that .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Bureaucrat

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#15 posted 11-13-2010 03:25 AM

Well, another year has rolled by. It must have been a really fun year because it seems like yesterday when I congratulated you on being a LJ for 2 years. Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary at Lumber Jocks. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit and happy anniversary!

-- Gary

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