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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 1804 days ago

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 1804 days


#2 posted 1804 days ago

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

27251 posts in 2454 days


#3 posted 1804 days ago

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

18326 posts in 2284 days


#4 posted 1804 days ago

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

34870 posts in 3032 days


#5 posted 1804 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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Splinterman

23058 posts in 1993 days


#6 posted 1804 days ago

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

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Innovator

3584 posts in 2045 days


#7 posted 1804 days ago

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

55956 posts in 2905 days


#8 posted 1803 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

51451 posts in 2112 days


#9 posted 1803 days ago

Welcome aboard. Nice to have you join us on Lumberjocks

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Rich99

60 posts in 1804 days


#10 posted 1803 days ago

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

112015 posts in 2209 days


#11 posted 1803 days ago

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 1802 days ago

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 1802 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks.Great place hope you enjoy yourself!

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gjd

18326 posts in 2284 days


#14 posted 1440 days ago

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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