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Location: The Hereford Zone, Maryland

I've been woodworking for about 10 years. Mainly building Shaker and Arts & Crafts style furniture. I've never built anything from someone else's plans. For me, part of the pleasure I get is from creating my work from scratch. I must admit to being a bit of a Normite in the past although I've been making a concerted effort lately to use more hand tools in my projects and I really enjoying that aspect of it. I just moved into a new house in Dec of 06 and I'm now building a detached garage/woodshop. The problem is that when it's finished I won't be able to afford any wood!!

-- Mark

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#1 posted 2404 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks! Enjoy yourself.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 2404 days ago

Welcome to the wonderful world of LJ’s (Enjoy) Step on in, The water’s fine, fine, fine.
You can ask, show, teach, learn, and Share woodworking experences.
There’s something here for anyone that likes working with wood.
Plus new friends
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#3 posted 2404 days ago

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 †

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#4 posted 2404 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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#5 posted 2404 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 2404 days ago

Welcome aboard. You will like it here.

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#7 posted 2404 days ago

Hey! Welcome to LJ!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#8 posted 2401 days ago

Welcome to the forum! We’re glad you’re here.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#9 posted 2400 days ago

Welcome! I thought I recognized the landscape in your shop construction photos. I’m in the AF and I’ve spent 5 years in MD (Ft. Meade). I always got my lumber at Hardwoods Inc. in Fredrick and once I discovered that joe woodworker lived nearby, I got all of my veneer from him. I sure miss the availability of good hardwoods around there. I was sorely mistaken in assuming it would be that convenient everywhere else. You don’t know what you have until it’s gone…

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#10 posted 2395 days ago

We would like to welcome you to the one and only LumberJocks. If you should need any woodworking question answered, don’t hesitate to ask. Somebody’s gonna have a good answer for you.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#11 posted 1676 days ago

Congratulations on your upcoming 2 year anniversary being a Lumber Jock. Thanks for your posts and projects.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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