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I have been in the Navy for over 20 years now and still love it. I just got back from my 11th deployment in Iraq and just got the bug to start woodworking for some reason. Right now just reading a lot of books and websites to gather information before buying tools. I found this site and feel this is the one for me. I am about as green as they come so I will be watching and learning as much as I can from the experts who have been doing this for years.

-- The tragedy of life does not lie in not reaching your goals, the tragedy of life lies in not having goals to reach for.

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31 posts in 2476 days

#1 posted 2476 days ago

Hi all. I am new to woodworking. Actually I am still reading a lot of books and watching a lot of shows to gather information on what to buy and not buy. I dont know what triggered this, but all of a sudden I am hooked. I look at some of the projects that have been posted and am trying to figure out how some of this stuff was done. Great material here on this site and I love reading the feedback. Hopefully I can figure out how to get around this site and see some project plans if there are any.

-- The tragedy of life does not lie in not reaching your goals, the tragedy of life lies in not having goals to reach for.

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#2 posted 2476 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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#3 posted 2476 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks. Glad to have you aboard.

Not a lot of project plans here. Mostly you see something and ask the builder for the measurements and then go to it.

At least that will be the way with me.

I’m more than happy to give you help with plans of my creations.

-- 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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Greg Mitchell

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#4 posted 2476 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell,

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#5 posted 2476 days ago

Thanks for the welcome. I really am excited to get started with some projects. I have quite a few kids (all girls) and I want to start with something like a playhouse in the backyard or playground in the backyard before getting into furniture making for the home. All I know is what I have read and watched on TV. Nothing like learning by getting my hands dirty.

-- The tragedy of life does not lie in not reaching your goals, the tragedy of life lies in not having goals to reach for.

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#6 posted 2475 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks ! Glad to see that you’ve joined us. Thank you for serving in the Navy.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#7 posted 2475 days ago

Welcome to the site, I look forward to seeing your projects and workshop!

-- Branden - Sacramento, California -

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#8 posted 2474 days ago

We welcome you to the one and the only LumberJocks. We hope that you enjoy your stay/visit each and every time you show up on our door step. 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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#9 posted 2473 days ago

Hey! Welcome to LJ!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#10 posted 2473 days ago

Wahoo! You joined the best woodworking club around, welcome to LJ!

We have lots of great talent and experience here. The great thing everyone is willing to share and help you develope your woodworking skills.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#11 posted 2473 days ago

Wow this is already the best website I have seen and I am glad already I joined. I will be getting quite a few tools for the X-Mas season and hopefully I will get the ones I need and not go overboard on the ones I dont need. If anyone has any comments on some of these I would appreciate it. I plan on getting a combo jointer and planer, 10” Ryobi table saw (I figured I didnt need anything bigger and for a starter this might do the job for me. I am looking aroun still though), plunge router, drill press, 18V drill, orbit sander, bunch of drill bits, etc…. I migt be over doing it, but I feel that some of the projects I want to start into need a lot of these so I might as well get going with it. Exactly what voltage or “extra stuff” these do is unknown to me right now. Any suggestions is greatly appreciated. Happy Thanksgiving!!!

-- The tragedy of life does not lie in not reaching your goals, the tragedy of life lies in not having goals to reach for.

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#12 posted 2312 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks. The projects are an inspiration, the information is priceless and the people are supportive. The only problem is, the site can get addictive.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#13 posted 2312 days ago

Welcome to LJs !! Glad you have joined us !! Glad to see another from the Atlanta metro on here. Thanks for your service!

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#14 posted 2311 days ago

Welcome shipmate! Good to have you aboard. This is a great place to learn, these guys are really tallented.
Are you stationed in Atlanta or is that home?

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#15 posted 2311 days ago

“Swo” welcome to LJ and THANK YOU for your years of service to our country! Stay safe Sailor!

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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