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Location: Medford, Oregon

I have been woodwoorking off and on for the past few years and am slowly trying to build my skills to the competent level but I have fun and it keeps me out of the wifes hair. I have a very supportive family who put up with my constant interuptions to "See what I did" like any other man/child.
I have a Shopsmith MK V model 510 with the 4" jointer, bandsaw, and belt sander. I also have a 1972 Craftsman 10" Radial Arm saw, a home built router table (Work in progress). I am still setting up my shop but with a shop only 9' by 15' there are definate challenges.
New additions to the shop - Porter Cable 895 PK 2 1/4 hp combo plunge/fixed, Porter Cable 4212 Deluxe dovetail jig, Jet JBM-5 hollow chisel mortiser, Ryobi plate jointer and some new clamps to add to my puny stockpile. Unfortunetly before the dovetail jig could arrive and before I could use any of the others much I had to under go shoulder surgery on my right shoulder - going to take me out of the shop for a few weeks. Oh Well they'll be there when I get back.

-- RickM

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#1 posted 2403 days ago

Welcome,,,come on in and make some saw dust with us!!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#2 posted 2403 days ago

Hi Rick,

Welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be a 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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#3 posted 2403 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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#4 posted 2403 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 †

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#5 posted 2403 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks! Enjoy yourself.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 2403 days ago

Welcome to the wonderful world of LJ’s (Enjoy) Step on in, The water’s fine, fine, fine.
You can ask, show, teach, learn, and Share woodworking experiences.
There’s something here for anyone that likes working with wood.
Plus new friends
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#7 posted 2403 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#8 posted 2403 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#9 posted 2402 days ago

We would like to welcome you to the one and only LumberJocks. If you should need any woodworking question answered, don’t hesitate to ask. Somebody’s gonna have a good answer for you.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#10 posted 2383 days ago

What are those that you’re holding in the picture? Look like fish… really nice ones. Just can’t discern it exactly.

-- The only easy wood project is a fire

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#11 posted 1678 days ago

Congratulations on your upcoming 2 year anniversary being a Lumber Jock. Thanks for your posts and projects.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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