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Location: Seminole, FL
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It all started with a Bird House. My Dad was a long time woodworker spending hours in the garage doing projects and cursing every so often. This was before the Internet and great resources like this forum. Everything came out of books, magazines and PBS. He never wanted to spend enough money to get the "best" tools because his family was primary and he never could justify to himself spending the extra when his wife and kids needed other things. So he often bought Sears or Harbor Freight and his patients, temper and projects suffered.

Well Dad has gotten older and the tools he loved could no longer be used by him and they have sat in his garage for years, until I wanted to build a birdhouse for my backyard. He told me to take some of the tools home and use them.........

So I made a bird house using a 30 year old Harbor Freight Bandsaw, some glue and a cordless screwdriver. Damn if I didn't think this was neat! So I acquired some more of his tools (with his blessing) A craftsman Drill press, Ryobi Scroll Saw, Black and Decker saw, Craftsman router table and router. Then I started collecting my own tools but I wanted to buy quality. ( my selfish opinion here is if Ican be happy and produce good projects, then everyone is happy) .

So I have a Makita double bevel compound saw, a 3.5 hp router, Delta midi lathe and I am adding as I go. Are you bored reading this yet?

So now I have an addiction that I enjoy and the only pain it causes other people is they have to act happy and impressed when I "make" them something. Tough..... it makes me happy and I spent lots of money on this stuff..

So I will upload a few projects for your opinions and will come back for lots of advice.

Anyway and big Thank You to Dad for getting me started down this road.

-- Hope for the best but plan for the worst. - 7 finger Nick :)

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a1Jim

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#1 posted 786 days ago

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy!

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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surfin2

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#2 posted 786 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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Max

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#3 posted 785 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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SnowyRiver

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#4 posted 784 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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