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Location: Danville, IL

I started woodworking in 2004 by purchasing my first tablesaw. In fact until then I had never operated a table saw before. I was a little scare at first.

My workshop is part of our 3 car garage. In the summer time when the cars are parked outside, I can claim the entire garage as my workshop. However, in the winter time, my wife's car reclaims the territory. Some of power tools that I have today include a Craftsman contractor tablesaw, a 14" Grizzly bandsaw, a 12 1/2" DeWalt planer, a Makita compound miter saw, a Freud router, a Delta tabletop drill and dust collection system, and an Earlex HVLP sprayer. You see I am not brand loyal!

In 2009 I added a 6" Grizzly jointer w spiralhead cutter, a Ridgid oscillating sander and upgraded my tablesaw fence to a Delta T2 30" fence.

My date job is a pharmacist and my other hobbies are water gardening and marine/reef and freshwater aquariums.

-- Simon, Danville, IL

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#1 posted 1872 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 †

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#2 posted 1872 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 1872 days ago

Hello Simon,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be both a rewarding and an inspirational part of your woodworking adventure.

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

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#4 posted 1872 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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#5 posted 1872 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help you with your woodworking endeavors. Feel free to ask for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#6 posted 1872 days ago

“Welcome to LJ’s”……The best place to enhance your skills and knowledge.

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#7 posted 1872 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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#8 posted 1871 days ago

Welcome aboard !

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#9 posted 1871 days ago

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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#10 posted 1871 days ago

Welcome to LJs a place were there are great people,super projects and fantastic woodworkers.Enjoy

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 1870 days ago

Welcome to LJs.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#12 posted 1712 days ago

Welcome 160 days ago!!.

You will find the members of LJ’s to be helpful, informative, supportive, and inspiring.

I bring A long list of experience creating, Furniture, Custom Furniture, Chairs, Occasional Chair, Dining Chair, Upholstered Rocking Chair, Wood Seat Rocker, Wood Seat Rocking Chair, Custom Rocker, Handcrafted Rocker, Personalized Rocker, Tables, Coffee Table, End Table, Side Table, Accent Table, Dining Table, Entry Table, Bistro Table, Bar Stool, Stools, and the list goes on.

I will keep an eye out and try to help you when I can as my time is limited. I check my In box on a regular basis and I will respond as soon as time allows.

-- Best Regards With Personalized Rocking Chairs And Furniture On My Mind,

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#13 posted 1511 days ago

Imagine that! A year has almost gone by since you became a Lumber Jock. Congratulations on your anniversary! I look forward to your posts.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#14 posted 870 days ago

I just enjoy looking at your projects [fishtank stands ]

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