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Blog entry by NightRouter posted 03-08-2012 at 11:27 AM 3328 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m looking for someone in the Savannah,GA area that has been woodworking sense Noah built the Ark. I’d like to shadow you on occasion and maybe pick your brain from time to time over a pot of coffee. I’m a 37 year old family man, soldier..soon to be civilian again. I’ve got a good basis in carpentry. Id like to learn hand tooling though I’m interested in the power tools…I believe in learning to do things with quality vs quanity. If you’re “pickin up what I’m puttin down” please shoot me a message. Thanks again to all who contribute on LJ’s. I feel like I tripped on the mother load here and am enjoying the site very much so.



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Chuck

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#1 posted 03-08-2012 at 11:39 AM

First off, Thank you for your service.

I hope you find someone near you that can help you.

-- Chuck, http://woodchucksworkshop.blogspot.com

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HalDougherty

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#2 posted 03-08-2012 at 12:05 PM

Thanks also for your service and if you can’t find a mentor local to you, there are some great books and magazines on the subject of woodworking. My favorites starting out were Shopnotes, Woodsmith, Wood Magazine, and Popular Woodworking. Last year I won an online woodworking contest and the first place prize was the DVD with every issue of Fine Woodworking. It’s also great, and so are all the books published by Taunton Press. Your local library should have lots of woodworking books and magazines to get you started too. Good Luck with your quest and I’m sure you’ll find the resources here on LumberJocks to be a big help as well.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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dbray45

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#3 posted 03-08-2012 at 12:15 PM

Feel free to ask questions here as well. There are many projects that go into great detail that may give you some ideas to get you going. THere are projects from buckets to making your own tools on this site.

Just don’t get lost. Welcome to LJs

-- David in Damascus, MD

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NightRouter

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#4 posted 03-08-2012 at 01:48 PM

Thank you fellas. I appreciate the tips and while I’ve only been on LJ’s for a couple of days I’ve already made use of the years of experience represented here.

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 03-08-2012 at 01:53 PM

Feel free to Pm me if you have questions ,sorry I don’t know anyone close to you. Again thanks for your service to our country.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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ShipWreck

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#6 posted 03-08-2012 at 04:51 PM

Retired Navy here NightRouter. I am pretty savvy with power tools and would be more than happy to assist you with any questions. I have recently found a passion for hand tools, but limited in knowledge so far.

There are some great folks on this site, and I am sure you will find all the help you need.

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NightRouter

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#7 posted 03-08-2012 at 05:05 PM

I appreciate the offers and I’m sure i will be shooting Q’s to you all periodically. Shipwreck, thank you for your service. I always tell retired military brothers “you stood your watch now I’m standing mine”. I want you to know incase you haven’t heard it recently that regardless of my own service I appreciate what you’ve done on my behalf.

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rusty2010

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#8 posted 03-09-2012 at 05:09 AM

Thank you for your service, My time was Army 71-73. I will be coming to Savanah for vacation this spring. If by chance we could hook up I would be happy to share my knowledge with you. I haven’t posted any projects but I will soon. In the interime feel free to ask away. The boys here are very good at what they do and generous with the knowledge.

-- check, recheck then check again

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GaryD

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#9 posted 03-10-2012 at 06:23 AM

You are in my favorite town. Was there last week. Love going through the antique shops looking for old hand tools. Hope you find your mentor. One favor to ask you is do you know of any “antique shops” that are more like junk shops than the high price shops. All I can help with is this site is awsome so you can ask anything and nobdy will make you feel “dumb”. Good luck

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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NightRouter

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#10 posted 03-10-2012 at 07:54 AM

@Gary. There is a flea market on hwy 17 and hwy 204. Sometimes I find old tools there. The town of Blufton, SC (approx 30 minutes from downtown) supposedly has a ton of antique shops however I haven’t made it out there to know for sure. I’m trying to talk a guy at the flea market down on his price on some draw knives and a plane currently.

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