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Location: New Jersey
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I have always been building things. As a ham radio operator, I built radio equipment. I have done some carpentry. A friend and I have worked on some pretty major home repair/remodel for his house and my sister's house. Nothing professional but we always worked hard to do it the right way.

In the last year, I became seriously interested in woodworking. I have done it on and off for many years though my tool set and time was limited. Now I have more time. :-) Which way to go power or hand tools? I have limited space to set up a workshop right now. (Oddly, family members insist the car needs to go in the garage.) So my workshop needs to be a bit more portable. Hand tools are a lot quieter, lot less dust, takes up less room-- or so I'm told :-), and are very portable. So hand tools it is.

Taking a class at the local high school to learn some skills used to be a possibility. Sadly, shop classes are gone. What's a newbie to do? Thanks to the Net, I have the next best thing access to a lot teachers. I joined The Hand Tool School where I have learned a lot; especially that I have a lot yet
to learn. :-)

I read Chris Schwarz's "The Anarchist's Tool Chest". Between it and The Hand Tool School I have a good idea of a basic tool set. I am slowly assembling my tools and learning to use them. I wish I could afford everything brand new, but can't. Right now my tools are a mix of good old vintage tools and new ones--more old than new.

And I have lurked here on Lumberjocks sucking up as much knowledge as I can. :-)

My interests right now are leaning towards furniture building. But if it involves woodworking I will probably give it a try. :-)

-- [yet another] Bob, lost in the wilds of New Jersey :-)

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#1 posted 713 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#2 posted 713 days ago

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy!

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 713 days ago

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 708 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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#5 posted 366 days ago

Thanks all for the welcome! I signed up then promptly became busy with the “real world”. But I am back again at last. :-)

-- [yet another] Bob, lost in the wilds of New Jersey :-)

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