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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 in a city about 1400 km (8-900 miles) from my tools, living in a place without any space for a shop, and unsure about how long I would be staying.

6 years later and I'm now living in a house that I know I will be staying in for a long time and where I will be building a workshop. So after a decade-long hiatus from woodworking; the crude projects that I've recently started doing feel good.

I've just returned from bringing my tools home; I hadn't even seen my contractor's saw in 10 years. The first major project after getting these tools home was to find a place to store them until I build my new workshop next year (summer 2014). Until then, I'm devoting my energies to planning the new shop and gathering the required materials.

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#1 posted 429 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#2 posted 429 days ago

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.

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#3 posted 428 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- Todd

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#4 posted 428 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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