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Location: Spokane Valley, Washington, USA

I am retired from the electronics manufacturing industry, but still do consulting, assisting companies in new startups, process improvement, quality improvement, outsourcing, and computer resource planning all over the world. I am an engineer, and I also have a degree in Fine Art. I studied wordworking very seriously in High School, and over the years have dabbled in a very amateur way. Too busy climbing the corporate ladders to have time for it. However, a couple of years ago we moved form San Diego California up to Spokane Valley, Washington, bought a house in the middle of a Ponderosa Pine forest, that had room for a "real" woodworking shop. Last year I added a 3rd garage space to our house, and designed it specifically to become my shop, not a place to store a car. The shop is only 15 x 25, but it has its own 200 Amp power service, outlets every 4 feet around the periphery, drop down high amp connections, wonderful lighting,. The shop is fully outfitted with almost all of the major equipment I need ( we ever have enough?), good middle of the road brands, all new.. With this small space I have to be very efficient, equipment has to be mobile, and ways to conserve space become frequent projects.

I have always had a love for fine furniture, and fine woodworking, and this has been a wonderful opportunity for me to finally start creating my own. I used to live for the huge woodworking exhibit/competition every year at the Del Mar Fair near San Diego, a world acclaimed event that is often the source of many of the amazing items on the back cover of FW mag. I'm on my way, I'm learning at every step, and enjoying woodworking more than anything I have done in a very long time. I''m very serious about doing this work and have already produced some very nice pieces. I am trying to hone my skills on Sketchup, and am a regular user of Cutlist. Most companies can't afford consultants in this economy, so I get to do this work almost full time. What a life!

-- Doug

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#1 posted 06-25-2010 01:52 AM

Have been using Cutlist 4.0.7 for some time, but have never been able to get the layout sheet to print. The Print button stays grayed out. I just downloaded the new beta 4.1 and in that version the print button shows up, but when pushed, I only get the headings an d footings of the page but no layout drawings. I am using Windows Vista 64, with Firefox 3.6.4, and Sketchup 7.1.6860. The cutlist itself prints fine on either 4.0.7 or 4.1.

Re: the new beta, installation went fine, overprinting the previous version, though there were 2 files that were not replaced due to the system not letting them be overwritten. I will try later to totally delete the old files and reload 4.1 fresh. As for performance, the new version generates the cutlist and the layout screens, and the new additions, like kerf size, are certainly welcome.

If you have any suggestions re: the layout printing, sure would appreciate it.

Spokane, WA USA

-- Doug

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#2 posted 06-25-2010 02:37 AM

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

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 06-25-2010 04:00 AM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 06-25-2010 04:16 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! This is a great place to get – or give – advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are a wonderful source of new ideas. I look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

To get the most feedback on your projects, it’s best to only post 1 or 2 at a time. This way you will get feedback over several days and from a wide variety of members.

You will get the best response to your question by posting it to the forums. To do that, click on My Lumber Jocks in the upper right corner of this page. Click on “New Forum Topic” from the drop down menu and follow instructions from there.
Please enjoy your membership.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#5 posted 06-25-2010 06:26 AM

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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#6 posted 06-25-2010 08:45 AM

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself a few months ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…


-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#7 posted 06-25-2010 04:20 PM

Welcome. 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 06-26-2010 01:47 AM

“WELCOME to LJ’s” ….the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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#9 posted 06-26-2010 03:02 AM

A1 Jims welcome wagon

Here is a list of links that might be helpful for new members
Posting photos
Who to contact regarding Lumber jocks questions
Martin Sojka
Getting started
Reading and commenting
Finding information

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#10 posted 06-27-2010 03:20 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks I hope you enjoy this site as much as I do, I’m sure you will.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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