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Location: Gurnee, IL
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Total beginner!

By day I'm a computer nerd, so I've caught the woodworking bug as a hobby to get my rear-end out of the office chair, my face out of the screen, my hands off the keyboard, and engage my brain in a totally different way than it has grown accustomed to. What really got me hooked was discovering David Marks' show on DIY, "Woodworks". That's when I realized how much fun it could be and that I might actually be able to do it.

I've got two young children with a third on the way, so I'm very interested in practical furniture-making. I'd love to build up enough skill to be able to provide them each with at least one "heirloom" quality piece. I recently completed my first project - a train table for my son. It's embarrassingly crude and I'm hoping to be able to do it over again once I learn some joinery techniques and get some decent tools. My kids love it though, so that's what really matters I suppose! (And my wife is just being supportive...) =)

Anyway - I'm totally amazed at all of the incredible projects the members of this site are producing! Hoping to gain a little (OK, a lot) of knowledge from you guys!

-- -=Josh - Gurnee, IL=-

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commented on Chris Biggs's Profile 2054 days ago
commented on Wine Rack 2054 days ago
added project YAECB - Yet Another Endgrain Cutting Board 2078 days ago
commented on Very first project - Train Table 2158 days ago
commented on Butterfly Inlaid Changing Table & Dresser in Cherry and Maple 2159 days ago
added project Very first project - Train Table 2159 days ago
commented on Cecilia's mission style bed 2159 days ago
signed up Joshua Sargent's Profile 2159 days ago

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kolwdwrkr

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#1 posted 2159 days ago

Welcome to lumberjocks!! I hope you enjoy the site as much as I do. If you have questions or comments don’t be afraid to post.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#2 posted 2159 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 2159 days ago

Hello Joshua,

Welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be an enjoyable and rewarding part of your woodworking adventure.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Grumpy

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#4 posted 2159 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks Joshua. 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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#5 posted 2159 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Patrick Jaromin

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#6 posted 2158 days ago

Welcome to LJ from a “neighbor” in Illinois!

-- Patrick, Chicago, IL http://www.TenonAndSpline.com/blog

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Max

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#7 posted 2158 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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#8 posted 2158 days ago

Welcome to the shop. I look forward to seeing your projects and I hope you enjoy the site. There is alot of good information available from both professionals and amateurs who are willing to share their craft. God Bless!

-- Rusty

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ryno101

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#9 posted 2158 days ago

Josh,

Welcome to LJs… Keep us up to date on what you’re up to, and we’ll do the same!

-- Ryno

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clieb91

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#10 posted 2158 days ago

Josh, Once again welcome, you came to the right the place. The folks around here love to share the knowledge. Enjoy the site and your new hobby.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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TedM

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#11 posted 2157 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks! It’s a great place with great people, and, oh yeah, there’s the woodworking! Have fun and play safe! :)

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit http://www.woodworkersguide.com and sign up for my project updates!

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Eric

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#12 posted 2131 days ago

Hey, welcome to LumberJocks, and great job on that train table! I’ve got a very similar story to yours – brand new to the craft, picked it up as a hobby so I’d have a hobby that wasn’t computer-related (and yet here I am!), and with 2 kids and one on the way. And now I’ll be copying your train table (only calling it a lego table)!

Anyway, keep it up and see ya around…

-- Eric at http://adventuresinwoodworking.com

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Karson

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#13 posted 2096 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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