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Location: Aurora, IL

My "To Do" list:
End Table (Oak) - Assembled, final sand and finish week of 10/19
Kitchen Cart (Walnut) - Sketch-up plans started
Entertainment Center (Cherry) - Not started
End Tables (Cherry) - Not started
Desk (Walnut) - Not started

"Shop" Enhancements:
Lumber Storage - completed
Electricity - Permit request submitted week of 10/12
Insulation - Pending electricity rough-in
Drywall - Only in my imagination

Ryobi BT3000
Delta 37-190
Ryobi AP1300
Craftsman 17543
Milwaukee M18
Rotozip R20
Palm sander, ROS, hammer, mallet, chisels, files, rasps, screwdrivers, card scrapers, squares, tapes, etc

Next on the purchase list:
Band Saw
Update to DC

Re-thinking my finishing schedules. Lots of de-waxed shellac as a binder. Addicted to TransTint and making notes.

Background: Grew-up working in family workshop and with Habitat for Humanity. Worked in a mill attached to a cabinet factory through university. Finally have designated space so re-building my shop

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#1 posted 10-16-2009 10:58 PM

Welcome aboard. Nice to have you join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 10-16-2009 11:08 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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#3 posted 10-16-2009 11:29 PM

Hey there, glad to see another person join the LumberJocks community! It’s a great place to meet new people, post projects, ask questions and so much more, hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Welcome!

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#4 posted 10-17-2009 01:00 AM

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help you with your woodworking endeavors. Feel free to ask for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………LOL

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

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#5 posted 10-17-2009 01:08 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 10-17-2009 01:22 AM

Hello Nathan,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be an interesting, as well as exciting, experience. Have fun and enjoy.

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

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#7 posted 10-17-2009 04:12 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 10-17-2009 04:50 AM

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

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#9 posted 10-17-2009 09:57 PM

Welcome to Ljs a happy place with great people,super projects and fantastic woodworkers. Enjoy.

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 10-19-2009 05:10 PM

Thank you all, very welcoming of you.

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#11 posted 10-16-2010 03:57 AM

Imagine that! A year has almost gone by since you became a Lumber Jock. Congratulations on your anniversary! I look forward to your posts.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#12 posted 10-13-2013 04:07 PM

I am located just north of you in Batavia , let’s get together some time.

-- oldreddog

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