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Location: Garden City, NY

Still a beginner. Aside from my day job, I spent the last 4 years renovating a 1928 Dutch Colonial on Long Island. I did everything myself, with the exception of a few things that i needed another set of hands for. This gave me the opportunity to do things i never thought i could do, such as electrical work, plumbing, paint stripping, painting, window replacement, plaster moldings, masonry work, and my favorite - carpentry.

In renovating my home I have accumulated a lot of tools. Since i was not paying any contractors to do the work, I was able to justify spending money on tools. Over the past few months I have been building a workshop in my basement.

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commented on Table Saw Upgrade #6: VFD Soft Start in Action 11-23-2014 10:42 PM
added blog entry Table Saw Infeed #2: Getting Close 12-05-2012 05:50 AM
added blog entry Table Saw Infeed #1: Part 1 - Design and Rail Build 11-26-2012 02:48 AM
commented on Hand Tools #3: It was a good weekend. 04-18-2011 05:35 AM
commented on Hand Planes #1: Love and Loathing 04-18-2011 05:25 AM
commented on Hand Tools #4: Cleaning up my old planes (with Pics) 04-18-2011 04:56 AM
added blog entry Hand Tools #5: Playing with my new planes 04-18-2011 04:49 AM
added blog entry Hand Tools #4: Cleaning up my old planes (with Pics) 04-17-2011 05:27 AM
added blog entry Hand Tools #3: It was a good weekend. 04-11-2011 03:37 AM
added blog entry Hand Tools #2: Wow, hand planes are addictive! 04-04-2011 03:32 AM
added blog entry Table Saw Upgrade #9: Mini Outfeed and Extension Table 04-03-2011 06:36 AM
commented on Radiator Cover for the Sunroom 03-29-2011 10:49 AM
added project Radiator Cover for the Sunroom 03-29-2011 04:48 AM
added blog entry Table Saw Upgrade #8: The First Fence 03-29-2011 04:30 AM
commented on Hand Tools #1: Thanks Tommy Mac! 03-23-2011 06:46 PM

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#1 posted 10-31-2008 11:46 AM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#2 posted 10-31-2008 12:34 PM

Hello Mike,

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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#3 posted 10-31-2008 02:25 PM

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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#4 posted 10-31-2008 04:49 PM

Welcome to the shop. I look forward to seeing your projects and I hope you enjoy the site. There is alot of good information available from both professionals and amateurs who are willing to share their craft. God Bless!

-- Rusty

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#5 posted 10-31-2008 05:45 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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#6 posted 10-31-2008 10:39 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks Mike. 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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#7 posted 11-02-2008 03:39 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 11-03-2008 02:13 AM

Welcome to LJ, the best woodworking community anywhere!

I look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#9 posted 11-04-2008 11:55 AM

Welcome to LJs


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#10 posted 12-05-2008 04:14 AM

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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#11 posted 11-05-2013 10:23 PM

I’m in the same boat as you with a good deal on a 5hp 3ph table saw that I could not pass up. I have been doing some reading/researching on the VFD’s but I can’t find one to fit my needs. Any suggestions on what company or companies to contact? Thanks

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