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Location: Middletown, DE
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I have been working with sawdust off and on for about thirty five years. My affliction started in the Military at the Wood Working Hobby Shops at various bases around the world. The summer of 1984, I had the opportunity to work in and set up one of those wood working hobby shops in Brunswick, Maine. During my time there, I had the greatest pleasure of re-building the shop with someone else funding the project (a kid in a candy store).

As with life, things change. A new tour of duty in Virginia and I was off building my new shop in a one car garage. A table and radial saw, Jointer and lunchbox planer and a smattering of dull hand tools. I thought they were sharp, but then again, what did I know back then.

Twenty years later and here I am in a new state, a new house and a new shop. The first step was to set up shop in the oversized two car garage. With all the "New" going around, I first outfitted the shop with a new work bench and some cabinets (still need to finish them) as well as upgrading some of the old equipment. A new table saw, dust collector, drum sander, planer and mortiser.

It seems that an addiction that has been in remission for so long is now in full swing – it would appear that the only possibility of a cure would be a large application of sawdust and shavings.

Wish me luck.

-- Norm (AKA - The Maddhatter), Middletown DE

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jeanmarc

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#1 posted 2180 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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Max

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#2 posted 2180 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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trifern

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#3 posted 2180 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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TedM

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#4 posted 2180 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks! It’s a great place with great people, and, oh yeah, there’s the woodworking! Have fun and work safe! :)

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit http://www.woodworkersguide.com and sign up for my project updates!

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Paul D

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#5 posted 2180 days ago

Welcome to LJs!! Glad you have joined us!!

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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Callum Kendall

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#6 posted 2180 days ago

Welcome to LJs

Callum

-- For wood working podcasts with a twist check out http://thetimberkid.com/

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Scott Bryan

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#7 posted 2180 days ago

Hello Madhatter,

Welcome to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be an exciting and informational aspect of your woodworking adventure.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Karson

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#8 posted 2180 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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Grumpy

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#9 posted 2180 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks . This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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rikkor

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#10 posted 2180 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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suliman

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#11 posted 2179 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks

-- Suliman , Syria, jablah ,

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ND2ELK

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#12 posted 2179 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
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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cajunpen

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#13 posted 2179 days ago

Welcome to LumbJocks – enjoy the Community.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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SteveKorz

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#14 posted 2174 days ago

Norm-

The longer you are here, the more people you meet in this community, and the more projects you view…..... The Better It Gets!

We’re all around… if you need anything at all, give us a ‘holler.

—Steve

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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Michael Brailsford

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#15 posted 2118 days ago

It is never too late to get going.

-- Michael A. Brailsford

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