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Location: Framingham, MA

I am new to woodworking and very eager to learn about building quality wood products. I also play drums, do kung fu, and oil paintings.

My wife and I just bought a nice old colonial late 2008 and I have been teaching myself to do basic home improvement tasks. I then realized, I had no dedicated work area, so I took my old entry-level Ryobi tools and made a heavy duty work/assembly bench. Which in turn prompted me to make a 12' long miter saw station with pegboard cabs. Needless to say, this has been infectious and addictive. So now my confidence is building up... initially I considered myself to be all thumbs, but I feel I am have learned a bit in the last one year. Also, helping my buddy build up his new place of business gave me a lot more of basic experience with mitering, painting, flooring, tiling, sheetrock & ceiling work.

I say that to get to this. I bought my house mainly because of the huge unfinished attic. It's on the third floor and it's beautiful. I can't afford to pay someone to build it up, so... I am learning how to make stuff, so one day, I can refinish my attic. I intend to insulate, finish the wood floors, install knee-walls, shelving and drawers, and maybe a bathroom.

But for now, I eagerly read up on woodworking, continue to build simple little projects and slowly acquiring good tools.

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#1 posted 1674 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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24 posts in 1674 days

#2 posted 1674 days ago

Hey Max, thanks so much… you make me feel welcome!

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#3 posted 1674 days ago

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 †

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#4 posted 1674 days ago

welcome aboard Pilgrim – nice to see another North Englander around! looking forward to seeing you around.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#5 posted 1674 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 1674 days ago

Welcome to LJs a place were there are great people super projects and outstanding woodworkers. Enjoy

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 1674 days ago


Let me welcome you 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 enjo

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

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#8 posted 1673 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#9 posted 1673 days ago

Hey – Welcome to Lumberjocks ! Lots of great ideas, info, inspiration, and support here (as many will tell ya – the site is quite addictive).. Enjoy…

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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24 posts in 1674 days

#10 posted 1673 days ago

Thanks so much folks, I am glad to be on!!!

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#11 posted 1673 days ago

Hi there,
I too am somewhat new to LumberJocks and would like to welcome you to the site. The folks here are great and the projects will absolutely blow your mind. There are some very talented people out there…
Sit back, enjoy the ride and be careful, this site is extremely addictive…
Welcome to LJ

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#12 posted 1672 days ago

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

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