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Location: Laval, Quebec, Canada


UPDATE: summer of 2015

How time flies! I have updated some tools in my garage workshop; replaced my first table saw (a 218290 Craftsman's version of the RYOBI BT3100) with a used Unisaw with 52 inch rails...WOW what a difference! A dedicated Craftex router table with a Freud FT2200 VCE router, Delta 6 inch jointer, Canadian Tire used 12 inch planer, Canadian Tire 10 inch sliding miter saw, Delta 17 inch drill press, and a Sears 20 gallon air compressor with assorted nailers. Like most, it happens in stages as skill is increased and we reach the limits of our tools (and the all important budget allows for updates!). Yes it would be cheaper to start out with higher end tools but it takes time to know what you really like in woodworking and then to acquire tools for that purpose. I have a long and narrow garage (approx. 13x26) so getting everything on wheels is important. I am working on getting my Unisaw on a mobile base right now so I can rearrange my layout and make it more efficient.
Before I start any project, I always look through the projects on this site to get ideas and helpful hints. I have been working on updating my home the past 2 years; had an addition put in and handled the finishing (wainscoting, hardwood floors, window and door trim, and a built in for electrical fireplace insert). Put up a wall of barn wood (rough sawn pine, stained, cut and planed to different lengths and thicknesses to keep it rustic). Painted the aged orange brick surrounding the wood burning fireplace and built a rustic beam mantel. Replaced and extended the deck and railings, built a privacy fence and extra shed.
This past spring I offered to update my parents kitchen by opening part of a wall to let in more light, replacing the countertops, adding an island, building new cabinet doors and drawers (birch shaker style with bead board insert panel painted white made with a Freud rail and stile bit set) and removing old dishwasher to add more drawer and cabinet storage. I will add pics and project write-ups soon, it has been a learning experience trying to get things to match up in an older existing kitchen!
This site has been both inspirational and educational with all the amazing projects, reviews and blogs...thank you all!

I hope I can do the same to other beginners that are building their skills one board at a time.

Thanks everyone.

-- Philip - Laval, Quebec, Canada

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#1 posted 05-12-2010 03:43 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 05-12-2010 05:23 PM

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

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 05-12-2010 06:02 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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#4 posted 05-13-2010 01:16 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! This is a great place to get – or give – advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are a wonderful source of new ideas. I look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

To get the most feedback on your projects, it’s best to only post 1 or 2 at a time. This way you will get feedback over several days and from a wide variety of members.

Please enjoy your membership.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#5 posted 05-18-2010 02:51 PM

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

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 05-18-2010 07:09 PM

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 soon moving to Virginia †

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#7 posted 05-19-2010 08:05 AM

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself a few months ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…


-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#8 posted 05-20-2010 06:30 AM

A1 Jims welcome wagon

Here is a list of links that might be helpful for new members
Posting photos
Who to contact regarding Lumber jocks questions
Martin Sojka
Getting started
Reading and commenting
Finding information

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 10-12-2010 05:31 PM

Thanks for the warm welcome everyone, I have been lurking mostly as I build my skills and am finally starting to feel like a beginner woodworker. No handcut dovetails yet or M&T joints but I am working my way towards building my tool collection, skills to use them properly and most importantly, I am really enjoying the journey!



-- Philip - Laval, Quebec, Canada

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