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Location: SPRING HILL, FLORIDA
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Brand new, forced disability retired General Superintendent building big box buildings, (tilt-up panels) was our expertise. I've been in the construction business for over 40 yrs. Started out as an apprentice electrician, then became a journeyman and then started my own business, building residential decks, renovations & additions, to building homes, strip centers, motels, etc. Then for the last 18 yrs. been a Superintendent for large commercial & industrial project all over the country.
Enough of that, as I started to say is, I am a NFG (New Funny Guy) you guys though I was going to tell you the real def. huh!!. Anyway I have a new 10' x 20' building just placed in the back yard, I have to do some work getting ready for a real work shop, but that’s the easy stuff for me. It’s after that is done and want to start some project, that’s when the fun starts.

So that's where I am, brand new, first time CALLER as they use to say, and I hope this is the proper place to be putting all this stuff.

I really don't know what blogs are so I tried here.

I have been acquiring my shop tools for a while now and I am in pretty good shape to have a nice woodworking shop to keep me busy.

So Hello, and I am ready to LEARN

-- Mark, ”...NEWBEE: On the road to learning a lot; but; a lot more to learn…” ("My Granddad used to tell me, if you didn't learn something new today, it just wasn't worth getting out of bed")

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a1Jim

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#1 posted 686 days ago

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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SnowyRiver

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#2 posted 686 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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surfin2

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#3 posted 686 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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MarkSr

215 posts in 686 days


#4 posted 686 days ago

Brand new, forced disability retired General Superintendent building big box buildings, (tilt-up panels) was our expertise. I’ve been in the construction business for over 40 yrs. Started out doing residential renovations & additions, to building homes, strip centers, motels, etc. Then for the last 16 yrs. been a Superintendent for large commercial & industrial project all over the country.
Enough of that, as I started to say is, I am a NFG (New Funny Guy) you guys though I was going to tell you the real def. huh!!. Anyway I have a new 10’ x 20’ building just placed in the back yard, I have to do the electric, insulate it, drywall and flooring, AND THEN my pride and joy of making my long awaited Woodworking Work Bench.
Just 15 mins. ago on eBay, I won the bid on a “Jorgenson Woodworkers Vise 7” Rapid Acting” only $77.00 it was a great buy and it’s going to be my end vise on the new bench.

So that’s where I am, brand new, first time CALLER as they use to say, and I hope this is the proper place to be putting all this stuff.

I really don’t know what blogs are so I tried here.

I have been acquiring my shop tools for a while now and I am in pretty good shape to have a nice woodworking shop to keep me busy.

So Hello, and I am ready to LEARN

-- Mark, ”...NEWBEE: On the road to learning a lot; but; a lot more to learn…” ("My Granddad used to tell me, if you didn't learn something new today, it just wasn't worth getting out of bed")

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MarkSr

215 posts in 686 days


#5 posted 686 days ago

Thanks for the greetings, right now I think I’ll just sit back relax and start to learn, and hopefully get some answers that I have been looking for.

More to come.
MarkSr

-- Mark, ”...NEWBEE: On the road to learning a lot; but; a lot more to learn…” ("My Granddad used to tell me, if you didn't learn something new today, it just wasn't worth getting out of bed")

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MarkSr

215 posts in 686 days


#6 posted 686 days ago

OH,

Hail from, Spring Hill, Florida, Gulf Coast

-- Mark, ”...NEWBEE: On the road to learning a lot; but; a lot more to learn…” ("My Granddad used to tell me, if you didn't learn something new today, it just wasn't worth getting out of bed")

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Max

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#7 posted 686 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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MarkSr

215 posts in 686 days


#8 posted 681 days ago

I have a question for the pros out there.

I have been lucky enough to receive a good amount of boards of white oak, they range from 2” to 3-1/4” x
1-1/2” x 30” to 37” long.

Project: 24” x 60” woodworking bench, with a 3” top, (2 pcs. of 3/4” plywood with 1-1/2” x 1-1/2” oak boards) butcher block style, maybe 2 or 4 pieces of walnut for some style.

Here is the Question:

Will I have any problems down the road if I build the top with the individual oak boards running the 24” way instead of the usual 60” long pieces. I have never seen a table built that way and I really don’t want to end joint them, (remember the longest pieces of oak I have is only 37” long, and most are between 34” to 36”). Beside the dog holes ending up on a joint, (which I would not do) is there anything else that I would have to be concerned about????

I am just starting to get the frame work started and would really appreciate all the information (for or against) running the top boards the narrow way instead of the long way.

i will be patiently awaiting, because I value all you guys out there that have many years of experience and with that comes knowledge and that is why I am here, to learn.

Thanks,
Mark

-- Mark, ”...NEWBEE: On the road to learning a lot; but; a lot more to learn…” ("My Granddad used to tell me, if you didn't learn something new today, it just wasn't worth getting out of bed")

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Monte Pittman

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#9 posted 679 days ago

Great place to learn and get new friends. Welcome to LJ’s.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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RichCMD

121 posts in 577 days


#10 posted 367 days ago

I enjoy thinking up names like this. Didn’t see where I could only suggest one, so here’s a list. I’m not trying to flood the entry box to win the prize, I just like thinking up the names. If I can only submit one, pick your favorite and use it as the entry. I might have some more crazy ideas by noon tomorrow.

Marking Time
Pallet Palace
Mark in a Box
Spring Hill Sweets
Timber Tamer’s Temple
Wooden Nick Hall

-- Men admire the man who can organize their wishes and thoughts in stone and wood and steel and brass. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Rick

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#11 posted 300 days ago

Mark: You have a Post that is now 77 Days Old.

”There are 28 great items I would like to share with everyone.
I will stay on waiting.

Please help.
Thanks”

Some of us WHERE Looking forward to the Items you wanted to Share. Ted told you how to do what you needed to do. SO ….......What Happened??

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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