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I live in Northern Minnesota near the Canadian border , in a very isolated area..For 22 yrs I have powered my home and shop from solar panels and a wind tower. My choices in tools are made on electric efficiency not raw power. Being a conservationist is priority one...not the size of the tool and it's horsepower..if a mini-lathe will do the job, that's what I use...remember, every watt & amp you use is made from dirty polluting coal, in most of the US...please conserve.

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#1 posted 02-09-2008 05:15 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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#2 posted 02-09-2008 06:50 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here. What part of northern MN?

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#3 posted 02-09-2008 07:26 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! Enjoy yourself.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 02-09-2008 08:44 PM

Welcome to the wonderful world of LJ’s (Enjoy) Come on in, The water’s fine, fine, fine.
You can ask, show, teach, learn, and Share woodworking experiences.
There’s something here for anyone that likes working with wood.
Plus new friends
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#5 posted 02-09-2008 11:35 PM

Welcome to LJs. I am sujre that this will prove to be a rewarding and exciting part of your woodworking journey.

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

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#6 posted 02-10-2008 05:19 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 02-10-2008 05:52 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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#8 posted 02-11-2008 07:56 AM

This will be the 8th year that we have ran our home and shop off the sun and wind. I have a simple system that’s, some new and some second hand. A 2412 trace with a conditioner runs all my power tools. You just watch the sun, when it’s shinning I’ll run outside and mill. My grandfather really impressed upon me the value of handtools and his words echo through my head each day as I work, you are right about how much is taken for granted in todays world.

-- If knowledge is not shared, it is forgotten.

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#9 posted 02-26-2008 03:59 PM

We welcome you to the one and only LumberJocks. We hope that you enjoy your stay/visit each and every time you show up on our door step. If you should need any woodworking question answered, don’t hesitate to ask. Somebody’s gonna have a good answer for you.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#10 posted 09-22-2008 01:11 PM

I just noticed a another Minnesotan, & thought I’d say hello.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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