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Location: Lees Summit Missouri

I'm 55 years old. I love making things out of wood. I'm trying to start a business doing just that. It's a lot of work, but it's coming along.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#1 posted 02-21-2012 03:41 PM

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

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 02-21-2012 03:53 PM

It’s good to find a forum of woodworkers online. I’ve just recently gotten back into it. I lost most of my good old tools in a divorce about 12 years ago and am now remarried and finally have another house with a garage that’s perfect for a workshop. I build a couple rooms and a bathroom in my basement, which made my attached garage a mess of storage, still is a little crowded, but things are coming along nicely. Finally I have a place to keep my tools where I can find them.
In rebuying all my tools, I realized just how much they’ve changed over the years. They seem pretty cheap now, but not inexpensive. I have my table saws, and miter saws with stands, router and table, and almost all the smaller hand tools, but I’m still up in the air about a planer joiner. I have a hand planer on order from Porter Cable but I need a joiner planer for the shop. I can’t seem to find one that is affordable and reliable. My price point is 300 -500 if anyone has any suggestions. I’d appreciate it.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#3 posted 02-21-2012 04:03 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#4 posted 02-21-2012 04:03 PM

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

Regarding your question, please try posting it in one of the forums. You will get more responses there. Simply click on forums at the top of this page, then click on show all forums. There is a power tool forum that would work great. Good luck !

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#5 posted 02-21-2012 04:04 PM

Thank you all. Can’t wait to get started.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#6 posted 02-21-2012 05:34 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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#7 posted 02-22-2012 04:00 AM

Welcome Russell. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and don’t forget to use pushsticks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#8 posted 02-22-2012 04:35 PM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks ! This is a great place to get and give advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are full of new ideas.

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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#9 posted 03-10-2012 11:27 PM

Welcome Russell, I read LJ’s alot, seldom comment but I can tell you there are some real serious artisans here.
Good Luck with the business…...I’ll loan you my industrial incerator for burning excess cash…...LOL?

-- WoodyG

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