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Location: Ottawa, ON, Canada, K2E

I first dabbled with some raw wood in the early 1980s. My complete lack of success prompted me to give that up for a while. Then, around 1990, I started scroll-sawing small pieces for a local tole painter. This I was good at, and it started me on my way. After several geographic moves and 3 different dedicated workshops, I moved to Germany for 4 years. While there, my tools went into long-term storage. Upon moving back to Canada, I was living about 1400 km (8-900 miles) from my tools with no place for a shop and not sure about how long I would be staying.

Years later and I'm finally living somewhere where I will be staying, so I will be building a workshop. After a decade-long hiatus from woodworking; I started doing some crude projects, and it felt good. I started to set up a temporary workshop in the basement when I was run down by a truck. As I recover, I've started doing some more woodworking. My injuries slow me down a lot, and I am mostly using hand tools, but it does feel good to be in the shop.

-- Natasha: You got plan dollink? Boris: I always got plan! They don't ever work, but I always got one. (

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#1 posted 06-26-2013 03:03 AM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#2 posted 06-26-2013 03:05 AM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy !
Because I often get asked questions by new members I’ve included the answers to the most( FAQ) along with my welcoming message to LJs.
You should know that posting questions or projects here (your profile page) will not get you very many responses’ just because it’s your profile page not part of a main forum. To post in a main forum read below.
Want to know how to post something?
See the drop-down box underneath my Lumberjocks in the upper right hand corner. Click on the arrow and select which type of posting you want to make (Project, Blog entry, Forum topic). This will take you to the appropriate page and you just fill in the form.
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Just for the record even though I have a large number of post I’m not involved with LJs management ,I’m just another member.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 06-26-2013 04:28 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- Todd

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#4 posted 06-26-2013 05:59 PM

Welcome aboard. It’s great that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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