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Location: Bello, Antioquia, Colombia
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A retired 30 year UK Police Constable. On retirement I moved to a mountain village in Spain where I lived on my own for five and a half years, before selling up and moving to Colombia to get married and settle.

I had to sell a lifetimes tool collection on my last move, after two years stuck in an apartment, where I turned a bedroom into a micro workshop, we bought a Finca, and I had a workshop built, compared with Spain it is small at 6 x 3.5m, but it is adequate for my needs.

I am a self taught woodworker, but I have had a lot of help along the way, I have always kept it as a hobby, and never entertained turning it into a business, which for me, would take all the enjoyment out of it.

Woodwork saved my sanity more than once, when I returned home from a dismal Policing shift! (I'll keep it polite!), I have done some repeat work, but usually I will only make a maximum of two of the same, and then get rid of the patterns, again because I can!

I enjoy partaking on LJ because there is no feeling of them and us, however inexperienced a Woodworker you are, you are made to feel welcome. I also enjoy reading other people experiences, and picking up new tips every day, in that sense, being a Woodworker is very similar to being a Policeman, you are always learning, and will never know it all!

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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commented on Life as an Amateur Woodworker #53: Finally finished! 05-27-2015 02:11 AM
added blog entry Life as an Amateur Woodworker #53: Finally finished! 05-26-2015 11:14 PM
commented on Life as an Amateur Woodworker #52: Soon be able to think about woodwork again! 05-21-2015 02:15 PM
added blog entry Life as an Amateur Woodworker #52: Soon be able to think about woodwork again! 05-21-2015 12:56 AM
commented on Life as an Amateur Woodworker #51: Getting there very slowly! 05-11-2015 04:50 PM
added blog entry Life as an Amateur Woodworker #51: Getting there very slowly! 05-09-2015 09:07 PM
commented on Shop Notes #16: An Oh Dah Moment 05-09-2015 08:59 PM
commented on MY STRAIGHTEDGE ROUGH CUTTING JIG. 04-30-2015 10:23 PM
commented on Kitchen Cabinets 04-25-2015 02:03 PM
commented on Life as an Amateur Woodworker #50: Going off at a Tangent! 04-24-2015 12:54 AM
added blog entry Life as an Amateur Woodworker #50: Going off at a Tangent! 04-23-2015 01:54 AM
commented on Re-Finish Shuffle table 04-22-2015 09:03 PM
replied on Is this due to a dull bandsaw blade? OR? 04-13-2015 05:30 PM
commented on Shop Notes #15: Dancing because I made a JIG! Re sawing set up for my band saw 04-06-2015 12:37 PM
commented on Life as an Amateur Woodworker #49: Scrap Coffee Table 04-04-2015 11:48 AM

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a1Jim

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#1 posted 01-06-2013 01:42 AM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy !
Because I often get asked questions by new members I’ve included the answers to the most( FAQ) along with my welcoming message to LJs.
You should know that posting questions or projects here (your profile page) will not get you very many responses’ just because it’s your profile page not part of a main forum. To post in a main forum read below.
Want to know how to post something?
See the drop-down box underneath my Lumberjocks in the upper right hand corner. Click on the arrow and select which type of posting you want to make (Project, Blog entry, Forum topic). This will take you to the appropriate page and you just fill in the form.
Sending Private messages(PMs) to other members
Click on the word” home” next to the profile picture of the member you want to contact ,then click on “send message”
More details on posting
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The LJs Team
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Just for the record even though I have a large number of post I’m not involved with LJs management ,I’m just another member.

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surfin2

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#2 posted 01-06-2013 02:46 AM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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PhilBello

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#3 posted 01-06-2013 04:21 PM

Thanks for the Welcome, I look forward to be an active participant once I have a workshop to keep me occupied, in the mean time I look forward to reading and collecting tips from yourselves!

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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DocSavage45

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#4 posted 12-24-2013 03:35 PM

I’m late to your welcome. But I found you! LOL! Hope it’s coming along in your new environment. Merry Christmas!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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PhilBello

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#5 posted 12-24-2013 03:51 PM

Many thanks Tom, things are ticking over, at least I will have some good Jigs ready when I manage to get going! I heard today that my house sale goes through on 27th, so hopefully it wont be too long before I have a decent sized workshop. Merry Christmas to you to!

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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