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Blog entry by Kitsuyou posted 12-18-2012 04:08 AM 1027 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well let’s see. It’s been many years since I’ve had the opportunity to indulge in woodworking. To be perfectly honest, I joined on here at someone’s request. Although I would love to return to woodworking, I no longer have access to the tools of the trade. It’s somewhere to start though. It doesn’t really require much to do a few basic projects. A clamp, a gouge or two, a file, and some wood. I know I have some of my old projects…perhaps it’s time to take a peek at my parent’s house to see what they have around. What do you think? I say that I should see what I can do. Who’s with me?

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#1 posted 12-18-2012 04:22 AM

Yeah buddy…. Go for it!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#2 posted 12-18-2012 04:28 AM

Come on back to woodworking. As for tools you can minimize you invest buy just using hand tools.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 12-18-2012 07:16 AM

tools are warmed up and ready

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#4 posted 12-18-2012 02:37 PM

Get with it!!!

-- jay,

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#5 posted 12-18-2012 02:40 PM

Go for it.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#6 posted 12-18-2012 04:56 PM

Thanks everyone for showing support. I’ll be sure to post some more once I’ve acquired what I need to get started. Thanks again!

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#7 posted 12-18-2012 05:32 PM

We are all with you. We’re like a support group for wood addicts. However, we support the actual addiction and not a recovery from it. :-)

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 12-18-2012 08:25 PM

Lol that’s good too know. I’m glad that I was told to sign up. It’ll be good motivation to reenter into a wonderful hobby that I’ve missed. I’m not very skilled yet but I enjoy making things. I’m sure I won’t be making anything that’s particularly useful right away. Probably just some bowls…maybe a couple stools or other aesthetic things. We shall see! First I need to acquire some extra money so I can get my supplies. It’s an investment after all. :p

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#9 posted 12-19-2012 12:49 AM

welcome to Lumber Jocks enjoy and have fun when you hang around :-)
but be aware the site is addictive as woodworking

go for it


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#10 posted 12-19-2012 05:04 AM

Looking forward to seeing you and your projects here on LJs… You have my encouragement, too!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#11 posted 12-19-2012 05:16 AM

i’m not very skilled yet either

i do learn more by hanging in here than from watching TV

welcome to LJ’s

-- 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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#12 posted 12-19-2012 06:29 PM

It seems to be a very educational site. I’m sure I’ll learn a lot. I think that the next time I go to my parent’s house I’ll get a picture of my first woodworking project ever. It’s just a bowl but its been on display in their house since I was either 12 or 13 years old. Lol. I haven’t even looked at it in years…I think it has potpourri in it now.

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#13 posted 12-19-2012 06:32 PM

Just start with some hand tools and go on from there.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#14 posted 12-19-2012 06:34 PM

you’ll find plenty of help here. Looking forward to the future projects.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#15 posted 11-24-2014 03:37 AM

A blank piece of paper should not be a hurdle, but rather a ladder to an internal view.

Do it.

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