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Location: Antioch, CA
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I've been a graphic designer for 25 years and just started teaching myself woodworking. As a former historical (rural Colonial Virginia) archaeologist as well, I have great interest in hand tools and I have chosen to use as few power tools as possible.

I'm here to learn from all you fine folks, and at some point contribute as well.

-- There is nothing like a Grateful Dead concert.

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#1 posted 08-28-2012 05:27 AM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy!

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 08-28-2012 06:05 AM

Thanks so much, Jim.

-- There is nothing like a Grateful Dead concert.

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#3 posted 08-28-2012 02:25 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 08-28-2012 03:58 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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#5 posted 08-28-2012 04:31 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck

-- Rick

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#6 posted 09-07-2012 02:40 AM

Welcome to the site. I have had the opportunity to meet some great people here and learn a lot from them.

Enjoy.

PS Hand tools are a very addictive way to work wood. If you ever get stumped on something let me know and I might be able to help.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#7 posted 09-07-2012 03:37 AM

Hi RG. Thanks so much for your offer of help. I will definitely take you up on that. Unfortunately there are no local workshops or folks who specialize in hand tools where I live. I think I’ve got a good start with the Taunton series of books, Jim Tolpin’s The New Woodworker book, and Tage Frid’s first 2 books in his woodworking series.

It’s one thing to read about hand tools and how to use them, but I think I could learn more quickly if I had someone to teach me, either in person or on video. The main reason I added you as my buddy is because you are self-taught and I’m sure I’ll make all the same mistakes you made in the very beginning. If only I could afford to go to the Port Townsend school of woodworking, or stay a week at Roy Underhill’s place. It’s nice to dream, huh?

-- There is nothing like a Grateful Dead concert.

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