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Location: London, Ontario, Canada

At the moment I'm just a small-shop hobbyist with the hopes of making it more... I think (more about that later). I've been workin' with the wood since I was a little one, but never really had a shop or tools to call my own. I bought a house over 3 years ago and I've slowly converted my 22'x11' detached garage into my own personal shop (more about this in the "Shop" section).

Because of my shop size, I haven't turned out anything larger than a side table, which is fine, since I don't have the room in the house for anything larger.

I'm the type of guy, like many others I'm sure, that can't help but inspect a piece of furniture or whatever to see how it's made. My father's a woodworker by trade and I used to laugh at the way he'd inspect table whenever we went into restaurants. Like father like son.

I mentioned above that I *think* I'd like to take my passion for woodworking to another level sometime. The reason for the hesitation is that I've heard of others that once enjoyed WW, but lost some, if not all, of their passion once they turned it into something that would put bread on their table. I'm sure it's not the same for everyone, but something for me to be aware of as I make those life decisions.

Well, that's all for now... I'm sure I'll update this at time moves on. Cheers.

-- Mark - "Wood - it's my schtik."

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#1 posted 2071 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#2 posted 2071 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

Take care and work safely.

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#3 posted 2071 days ago

Hello Mark,

Welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be an exciting and rewarding part of your woodworking experience.

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

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#4 posted 2070 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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#5 posted 2070 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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#6 posted 2069 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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#7 posted 2069 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks Mark. 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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#8 posted 2069 days ago

Hey Everyone. Thanks for the many “welcomes”. I’m glad that I found a site like this. It looks well organized and it’s become very obvious that there’s a very warm and friendly atmosphere. I’m looking forward to posting some of my work and checkin’ out everyone else’s.

Time to update my profile information. Talk to you soon.


-- Mark - "Wood - it's my schtik."

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#9 posted 2060 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks neighbor

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#10 posted 2060 days ago

Hi John. Thanks for the “hello”. I checked out your site. Those are VERY impressive. How long does it take to build and average size birdhouse?

-- Mark - "Wood - it's my schtik."

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#11 posted 1706 days ago

Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary as a Lumber Jock! I look forward to more of your posts.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#12 posted 1706 days ago

Congratulations on your Anniversary. Hope you have many more on LumberJocks. We appreciate your posts and projects.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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