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Blog entry by NewPickeringWdWrkr posted 02-25-2010 12:23 AM 819 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone, I’ve been viewing many of the projects here and am litterally awe-stricken at the quality of the workmanship here. I hope to make some contributions in the future of my own that will stand up!

A little about me …

Not having the tools nor the space in a rental or a condo, I had focused on other things such as cycleing and computer repair. Now, however, I have a modest home to which I am the proud owner of with my wife of 3 years and a baby on the way. What a time to pick up this wonderful hobby! My first project was a wood carving in which I had to glue up 2 cedar panels before carving a headstone for a family pet. Out of respect the the family member that had the pet, I won’t be posting the pictures of it, but that hooked me!

The project I’m working on at the time I write this is a cabinet for the nursery. An ambitious second project and I’ve made all the mistakes a novice can make and more while keeping all fingers attached! I’ll post pictures when it’s done (hopefully before the baby arrives!).

Thanks for reading and all the advice already takin it!

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs http://anterosurbanwooddesigns.com



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gagewestern

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#1 posted 02-25-2010 12:39 AM

welcome and mostly have fun with the woodworking

-- gagewestern

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BreakingBoardom

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#2 posted 02-25-2010 12:56 AM

Good luck with the project. I just finished a bassinet for my first child and am now onto a crib. Hope yours turn out good.

-- Matt - http://breakingboardom.wordpress.com/

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Abbott

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#3 posted 02-25-2010 01:00 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! You sound like you have a wonderful family and a great attitude for woodworking. And you are absolutely right that there are some very talented people here and a bunch of nice folks to.

Lumberjocks come for the photos and stay for the community!

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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Jordan

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#4 posted 02-25-2010 01:28 AM

Welcome and know we welcome all projects – new, old, experiments, mistakes, just about anything. Better get busy now as you won’t have a lot of time once the baby comes along!!!

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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Dennis Fletcher

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#5 posted 02-25-2010 01:30 AM

Can’t wait to see the projects. Glad your here, welcome!

-- http://www.ahomespecialist.net, Making design and application one. †

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woody57

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#6 posted 02-25-2010 01:37 AM

Welcome
There’s plenty of good information here. Don’t be afraid to ask. It’s interesting that you want to make something for the baby. I had pretty much stopped woodworking during my late teens and early 20’s and what got me started back is I wanted to make something for my first child. Now I’m making stuff for the granddaughter. It just gets better.
I’m looking forward to seeing your projects. Good luck.

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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Scott Bryan

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#7 posted 02-25-2010 01:57 AM

It is good to have you on board. We are looking forward to seeing the cabinet.

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

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Craftsman on the lake

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#8 posted 02-25-2010 03:04 AM

Hey, welcome aboard! And it’s all just fun … well mostly.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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woody57

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#9 posted 02-25-2010 03:30 AM

Hey craftsman, it is fun and it just gets better.

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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patron

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#10 posted 02-25-2010 03:41 AM

congratulations ,

the house ,
woodworking ,

but mostly the baby !

the best to you and the wife ,

welcome to LJ’s .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Karson

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#11 posted 02-25-2010 07:11 AM

Welcome to the group.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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zeljko_v

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#12 posted 02-25-2010 10:37 AM

Great.
Just to wish You sucess with cabinet…

and all best to You and your familiy…

-- * Signature placeholder

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NewPickeringWdWrkr

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#13 posted 02-25-2010 03:23 PM

Thanks for the warm welcome! I’m already addicted to LJs!

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs http://anterosurbanwooddesigns.com

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lumberdustjohn

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#14 posted 02-25-2010 03:29 PM

Go out of the work shop the same way you go in. Ten Fingers and Ten toes.
It helps when you play this little piggy games with your new arrival.

Welcome.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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woodcrafter47

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#15 posted 02-25-2010 04:59 PM

Welcome to LJ’s what fun it is here,lots of ideas and help,
Congraulations on new home for your new family ,
May God bless each one of you.
Mistakes happen in wood working , but just do over ,each project is like a pearl. Good luck on the cabinet.

-- In His service ,Richard

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