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Location: Manchester, CT
Website: http://www.penmanchip.com

I am a retired Episcopal Priest and now a woodworker and wood turner. I've taken a lot of classes and now am learning by reading and listening on LJ's and some other forums.

I used to do stained glass, hot glass and computer work. Lately I have been totally obsessed with making pens, pencils, tops, bowls (both practical and decorative) and bottle stoppers on my lathes. I love it, I love the wood and the more 'instant gratification' that wood turning gives you. I want to branch out into hollow form vessels and larger bowls.

-- Chip -----------http://www.penmanchip.com-----------------Micah 6:8

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woodworm

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#1 posted 2090 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Max

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#2 posted 2089 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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rikkor

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#3 posted 2089 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 2089 days ago

Hello Padre,

Welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be an exciting and rewarding part of your woodworking experience.

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

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trifern

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#5 posted 2089 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Grumpy

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#6 posted 2089 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks Padre. This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Bigdogs117

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#7 posted 2089 days ago

Welcome to the shop. I look forward to seeing your projects and I hope you enjoy the site. There is alot of good information available from both professionals and amateurs who are willing to share their craft. God Bless!

-- Rusty

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HallTree

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#8 posted 2089 days ago

Welcome Chip. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to seeing your projects and comments. Have fun in the shop and work safe and use pushsticks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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Padre

930 posts in 2090 days


#9 posted 2089 days ago

Thank you all so much for the warm welcome! I am truly a newbie. I’ve built a deck, but have only recently started in woodworking. I found a guy locally that wanted his basement cleaned out. I purchased a table saw, drill press, band saw and router. I retired about a year ago and got a really good deal on all of the used equipment. It’s a Sears 3hp table saw with Mule accusquare. Sears 13” floor drill press, Ryobi 9” bandsaw, Ryobi belt/disc grinder; Craftsman digital router and 1.5hp regualr router, an RT1005se router table, a Craftsman 2.75 radial arm saw, a Ryobi scroll saw, a couple of blades, a bench grinder, a shop vac and some other stuff for $600.00. The table saw and drill press and radial arm saw are older, but in really good shape. I just hope I don’t break anything major, because I looked online and parts will be hard to come by!

Well anyway, thank you all for your warm welcome, and I hope I don’t irritate you all too much with my questions! :)

-- Chip -----------http://www.penmanchip.com-----------------Micah 6:8

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ND2ELK

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#10 posted 2080 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks. The projects are an inspiration, the information is priceless and the people are supportive. The only problem is, the site can get addictive.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Karson

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#11 posted 2062 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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Scott Bryan

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#12 posted 2051 days ago

I am sorry to hear about your injury. That is a bummer. Keep us posted on how the surgery goes. I am hoping that you get back into the shop soon.

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

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gjd

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#13 posted 1731 days ago

Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary as a Lumber Jock! I look forward to more of your posts.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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cabinetmaster

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#14 posted 1730 days ago

Congratulations on your 1st Anniversary. Hope you have many more on LumberJocks. We appreciate your posts and projects.

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

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GMman

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#15 posted 1616 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks.Great place hope you enjoy yourself!

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