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Location: Hammonton, NJ

Although I depend on an office job to put a roof over our heads, I love to create. In my younger years (I'm currently 29) I got involved with my dad in renovating an old victorian house which was my intro to rough carpentry. Through this, I gained an interest in finish carpentry and now wish that I still had access to the shop at the high school that I went to.

My wife and I bought a completely outdated cape cod a little over two years ago, and have been steadily renovating it ever since (although you wouldn't be able to really tell by looking at the blog that I started a while back). I am actually in the process of getting to a point where I really DO need that table saw in order to build things like custom corner vanities instead of running up to my parents house over an hour away...maybe some of you can toss me some comments as support to get the wife's approval on such purchases ;-) Luckily, our home has a full basement, with an unfinished room that should be decent enough for a small shop, as long as I plan out the shop furniture appropriately. I think my first project when I do get a table saw is going to be a table saw workstation on wheels...can't wait!

My dream is actually to figure out a way to get all of our debts paid off (house) at an early age to allow me to retire to a life of habitat for humanity volunteer work and a custom furniture business. Suggestions welcome!

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#1 posted 11-25-2008 05:49 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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#2 posted 11-25-2008 06:22 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

Take care and work safely.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 11-25-2008 08:08 PM

Hello Shimbo,

Welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be an exciting and 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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#4 posted 11-25-2008 09:41 PM

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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#5 posted 11-26-2008 01:15 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks . 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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#6 posted 11-26-2008 01:28 AM

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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#7 posted 11-26-2008 06:54 AM

Welcome. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects, shop, and comments. Work safe in the shop and 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 11-26-2008 11:27 AM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#9 posted 12-01-2008 05:20 AM

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 soon moving to Virginia †

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