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Location: Kanata, Ontario, Canada

I"m happily married with an amazing 2 year old daughter.

My wife and I recently purchased our first house that came with a nice space for a workshop in the basement. I needed a new hobby and I've always had a good deal of respect for woodworking. My grandfather ran an antique repair business and my father essentially did his apprenticeship with him, (and then married the boss' daughter!). I grew up with refinishing projects always going on in the house but never took a genuine interest until now.

My time outside of the workshop is spent as a technician working with assembly equipment, electronics and pneumatics. I love working with my hands, but I'd much rather be working with wood.

I've been inspired by the amazing projects posted by you guys, and it makes me want to learn more about this great hobby and eventually share my successes as well.


-- -- Mike

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#1 posted 1526 days ago

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

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1526 days ago

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.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#3 posted 1525 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 1525 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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112015 posts in 2209 days

#5 posted 1524 days ago

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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#6 posted 1524 days ago

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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#7 posted 1524 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

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 1524 days ago

Welcome. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and don’t forget to use pushsticks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#9 posted 1524 days ago

“WELCOME to LJ’s” ….the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

View MickeyGee's profile


119 posts in 1526 days

#10 posted 1522 days ago

Thanks for the warm welcome guys! Really appreciate it.

-- -- Mike

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