Shawn K.

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Location: Fort Collins, Colorado

Working with wood has always been a hobby, something my father and I had done together for a number of years.

For my own part, I hadn't done anything further than some home improvement projects, a loft bed for my daughter, and a deck. Projects like these have netted me a garage full of benchtop tools of varying quality.

April 2010 my wife encouraged me to buy a ShopFox Midi lathe. I started turning again, and found myself addicted. Turning pens, bowls and other things has led me to purchase a 14" bandsaw, and a bunch of turning tools, finishes, and other things.

After trying to knock out a few projects for Christmas, I decided that there was more to woodworking than turning. Researching items, and trying a few more projects, the garage needs to be turned into a woodshop. I mean to document its transformation as I can.

-- -- Never entrust power to those who desire it.

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commented on Birch Settlers of Catan Board 752 days ago
added project Laptop desk becomes a couchside office. 762 days ago
added project Mother's Day gift for my wife. 802 days ago
commented on Shop Storage, and a newfound hatred of No. 2 Common Pine. 832 days ago
added project Shop Storage, and a newfound hatred of No. 2 Common Pine. 833 days ago
commented on Skyrim Dragon Coaster 877 days ago
commented on wood spirits 917 days ago
commented on Dissappointment 939 days ago
commented on Beer plane... apologies to Mr. Krenov 940 days ago
commented on Warming Cabinet 966 days ago
commented on for the some who aren't so lucky 972 days ago
commented on I Had To Try This 1115 days ago
commented on Making the garage a shop #9: South Wall, Done 1119 days ago
commented on Making the garage a shop #10: More storage for the shop. 1119 days ago
added blog entry Making the garage a shop #10: More storage for the shop. 1120 days ago

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#1 posted 1268 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks. The projects are an inspiration, the information is priceless and the people are supportive. The only problem is, the site can get addictive.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#2 posted 1268 days ago

WELCOME to LJ’s…Enjoy the experience.

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#3 posted 1268 days ago

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 1268 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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Shawn K.

56 posts in 1268 days

#5 posted 1268 days ago

Thanks to all for the welcome!

-- -- Never entrust power to those who desire it.

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#6 posted 1267 days ago

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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#7 posted 1259 days ago

Shawn, Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#8 posted 1248 days ago

Welcome to lumberjocks Shawn. I hope you enjoy your time here, It’s a great place to get info, and to hone your skills..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#9 posted 1077 days ago

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself just about 2 years ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…
I apologize for the late welcome but I am currently serving overseas and don’t have a lot of spare time on my hands.

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…


-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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