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Location: Naples, FL
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I am a former cabinet installer/maker who's love for woodworking really came to the forefront after I got out of the business. I subcontracted cabinet installs from the time I was 18 until I was 29. When the economy tanked so did all of the new construction homes. I had to fall back on my other work experience in the restaurant business. Now 34 and a manager of a country club, my woodworking has shifted from the drone of daily hang & bang cabinets to building boxes, trinkets & whatever else I can manage to get into for fun & relaxation. It is kind of funny how something that used to cause me the most stress has now become my stress relief. Now the only thing that causes me stress is trying to build high quality products with my older portable daily use tools. Given that I do this for fun and I do not do this for money I don't have anything extra lying around to be able to go buy things like a planer, jointer, good hand planes, hand saws, clamps, vises and $1000 benches. I now am trying to get more into fine woodworking but I am finding it rather difficult in my area. No local lumberyards, woodworking stores or local groups or guilds that I have been able to find. That is also another reason why I don't have all of the tools I should, I hate buying things without getting my hands on them first and seeing them with my own eyes. The only place I have to buy tools within 3-4 hours from me is Home Depot & Lowes. As far as learning, I am more of a "show me once" learner than a "I read an article or watched a video" learner so that makes it a little tougher having to resort to the internet. I love keeping wood natural and not using stains. I also really love to combine contrasting woods in boxes. As far as finishing because of my lack of knowledge I stick to simple wipe on finishes...teak oil, danish oil, wipe on poly and so on. Ohhhhh and a big thing I left out...I dislike almost everything I make and love what everyone else does.. I am a little bit on the OCD/Perfectionist/Hypercritical side when it comes to my own work. I would sell just about anything I have made for $1 and still insist on giving them a refund.....That's probably why I can't even imagine selling my stuff. I am looking forward to being part of the community!! Hell, maybe I will find some other local woodworkers here!!

-- - "But old news can change, as memories float downstream. So don't judge me by my failures, only by my dreams"

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#1 posted 10-09-2013 03:30 AM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

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#2 posted 10-09-2013 04:53 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?
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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 10-09-2013 12:43 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- Todd

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#4 posted 10-15-2013 03:06 PM

Welcome aboard. This is a great site for inspiration and tips.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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