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#1 posted 01-16-2009 09:03 AM

Hello to all fellow woodworkers! My Dad told me when I was just old enough to hold nails in place for hammering, that all the men for generations in his family had been carpenters. His skill with wood, that he took for granted, taught to him by his father, has been nothing short of “Masterful”. Carve a ball and claw leg? No problem… Acanthus leaves?
You bet !! With no apparent effort, almost like it was just something for his hands to do while he was busy thinking of other more important problems. Yea and I would sit on a stool and look up at all that took place in the woodshop, in awe. How many of us fell asleep with the smell of fresh cut lumber lingering in the house, and the “power saw” humming somewhere close by? My boys are growing up the same way…. I don’t know if I can ever match Dad’s skill level, but at times I enjoy trying. Just a hobbiest, I am still trying to set up a woodshop that’s efficient, and I’m always looking for good used equipment at a good price, as I usually can’t afford new stuff. I’m in southern Michigan close to Ohio, and I could really use a molder/planer right now. Along with too much to list here. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you know of stuff close by, and thanks in advance. So, there’s my introduction, I’ll probably offer some opinions and input (for what its worth) in the blogs at a later date, but now, I think I’ll produce some sawdust, while I consider other more pressing problems of the day.

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#2 posted 01-16-2009 01:21 PM

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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#3 posted 01-16-2009 01:31 PM

Hello Kirk,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be an exciting and enjoyable part of your woodworking journey.

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

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#4 posted 01-16-2009 03:26 PM

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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#5 posted 01-16-2009 04:04 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 01-16-2009 05:07 PM

Welcome, glad you’ve joined us!

-- Bill, Florida

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#7 posted 01-16-2009 07:29 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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#8 posted 01-16-2009 07:33 PM

Welcome Kirk. 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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#9 posted 01-16-2009 11:02 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#10 posted 01-17-2009 01:51 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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#11 posted 01-17-2009 03:51 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. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#12 posted 01-17-2009 08:49 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks Kirks. I found LJs about 9 months ago and have been visiting here virtually every night. I really enjoy the site and have been learning a lot. Like you, I am a hobbiest. I have more projects to do than I have the skill or time to do right now, but I keep learning and I’ll get to them someday. I hope you enjoy your time on the site.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#13 posted 01-19-2009 06:41 PM

Welcome to LJ, it is an addictive site but in a nice way. I am fairly new myself and have found the people here to be great and have all kinds of advice and solutions to most problems.

You will get many new ideas and your “to build” list will grow faster than kudzu.


-- Fred, Georgia

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#14 posted 01-10-2010 08:47 PM

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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#15 posted 01-11-2010 02:05 PM

Congratulations on your Anniversay. We look forward to your continued posts and projects.

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

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