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Location: at my desk, Corinna, Maine
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I'm a 63 year old guy with a very grey beard and a pony tail.

I'm on a medical pension from the VA. I have diabetes and am missing a leg as a result of that and being a smoker since age 15.

During the summer i occupy my time by mowing my 2.5 acre field that I jokingly refer to as a 'lawn'.

During the winter I spend a lot of time shoveling snow.

All year long, i try to get to my shop and make sawdust. I'm just getting to the intermediate amateur level of woodworking -- trying to try everything once or twice -- the first time for firewood and the second time with most mistakes corrected.

-- Far-North Wood-Works (a fantasy company)

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cabinetmaster

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#1 posted 09-19-2009 03:50 AM

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help you with your woodworking endeavors. Feel free to ask for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………LOL

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

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Rich99

60 posts in 1827 days


#2 posted 09-19-2009 04:21 AM

Thanks very much. I will have to fight the allure of LJ’s.com. It won’t be easy—I have an addictive personality. But I’ve just unsubscribed to the dozen (or two) daily and weekly e-mails from news and political websites… too much grief in the world, and not much I can do about it, except vote. The one thing I can do is make sawdust! (and post stuff here).

“Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.” – Charles Mingus

-- Far-North Wood-Works (a fantasy company)

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 09-19-2009 05:19 AM

Hello Rich,

Let me welcome 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 enjoy.

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

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gjd

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#4 posted 09-19-2009 05:22 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! This is a great place to get – or give – advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are a wonderful source of new ideas. I love this site, I hope you will enjoy it too.

Look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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Karson

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#5 posted 09-19-2009 05:49 AM

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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Splinterman

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#6 posted 09-19-2009 09:16 AM

“Welcome to LJ’s” ….the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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Innovator

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#7 posted 09-19-2009 01:15 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks. It is a GREAT place to get ideas for your projects and help when you get stuck. There is a ton of information to help you along the way.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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Max

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#8 posted 09-19-2009 05:26 PM

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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#9 posted 09-20-2009 03:38 AM

Welcome aboard. Nice to have you join us on Lumberjocks

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Rich99

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#10 posted 09-20-2009 04:47 AM

Holy Cow! You all ARE a friendly bunch of people.

Thank you very much to everyone. Now I gotta get my a** in gear and take some pics of jobs gone by… projects from the past year or so… anything older than that would just be living in the past.

Today (Saturday) I went to two garage sales (popular institution here in Maine) and picked up a small (4×36”) bench top sander and a scroll saw ($10 each!) and a bunch of lumber. 4 – 6×6” x 8’ hardwood posts (from a barn torn down—installed almost a hundred years ago—weighed a ton each, and that ain’t moisture)— and also two pieces of pine, 2×21” x 10’. 21 inches wide!!! all five bucks each! I should do this more often.

By the way, as many of your notes said, LJ’s is a a good place for inspiration. I even got those two machines cleaned up and running, and a parts list made out—never had a scroll saw before, so, blades for it and belts for the sander. That’s more woodwork than I’ve done in the past week!

Thanks again, and I’ll post soon.

Rich

-- Far-North Wood-Works (a fantasy company)

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a1Jim

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#11 posted 09-20-2009 06:26 AM

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Grumpy

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#12 posted 09-20-2009 11:23 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks . 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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GMman

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#13 posted 09-21-2009 03:37 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks.Great place hope you enjoy yourself!

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gjd

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#14 posted 09-18-2010 03:18 AM

Imagine that! A year has almost gone by since you became a Lumber Jock. Congratulations on your anniversary! I look forward to your posts.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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