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I've built my first 5-6 pieces of furniture so far. I call them "Primitive" at this point. Hoping to improve with each project. I figure experience has to be a good teacher.

-- -- Skee from MN

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PanamaJack

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#1 posted 05-17-2007 06:09 AM

Welcome to our little corner of the computer world. Welcome to LumberJocks. We hope you enjoy your stay.

Let’s see something primitive Skee. Around here we call it woodworking art…it sounds more expensive doesn’t it?

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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Karson

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#2 posted 05-17-2007 06:11 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks

-- 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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woodspar

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#3 posted 05-17-2007 06:53 AM

Welcome to the jocks, check out the projects and forums.

-- John

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David

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#4 posted 05-17-2007 07:21 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks! Looking forward to your input and projects. You will enjoy the supportive environment.

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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WayneC

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#5 posted 05-17-2007 03:11 PM

Welcome. There are lots of knowledgeable and friendly people here. Enjoy the site.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Mark

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#6 posted 05-17-2007 03:34 PM

Great to have you with us.

-- Mark

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woodspar

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#7 posted 05-17-2007 04:31 PM

Skee, You said that your wife does your finishing – did she take that picture of you? Are you standing next to a black light?

-- John

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Skee

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#8 posted 05-17-2007 05:26 PM

John,

The picture. I took that one with my webcam. There are three factors involved in the black light effect.
1. I have albinism (meaning I’m an albino), so I have very little pigment.
2. I don’t see so well (legally blind), so I was looking closely at the monitor.
3. Due to the poor vision thing, I have two giant monitors right next to each other.

So, you are seeing a “washing” effect from the screens, and I was already very pale to begin with, so it looks like a black light.

The whole vision thing is a challenge in the shop – not in terms of what I make, but in terms of technique. I am always tempted to look too closely at the work while it passes over the router bit or when trying to line up a cross cut by sight on the table saw. I am constantly tempted to lean close and try to get it right. You want to be as close to the line as possible, right?

Well, of course leaning close to the bit / blade is not recommended in the manufacturer’s manual. Moving closer means more flying splinters / chips are moving at high speeds towards my face. I am constantly having to remind myself to respect the tools.

-- -- Skee from MN

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oscorner

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#9 posted 05-18-2007 04:35 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks! Show us some woodworking, mister!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Skee

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#10 posted 05-18-2007 05:15 AM

OSCorner – I will be posting my previous projects over the coming days, and will most likely start a blog about my current / future projects in the coming weeks. I’m finding Lumber Jocks fabulous.

-- -- Skee from MN

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Sawhorse

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#11 posted 05-18-2007 05:22 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX - www.sawhorseworkshop.com

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woodspar

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#12 posted 05-18-2007 05:39 AM

Skee, I find that as I get older, I have a harder and harder time with the vision thing. I am fanatical about precision and I am using various measuring tools to get there. I usually need about a 3x magnifier to get to where I am satisfied that my mark is where I want it to be.

-- John

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Skee

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#13 posted 05-18-2007 05:50 AM

John,

I have found for where I am with the vision thing the best technique is to unplug the tool, do the alignment / adjustment by touch, back of so the piece is away from the bit / blade and then plug the tool back in, secure the piece by hand and turn the power on. Without the hand securing it the piece will vibrate / walk away from where I set it up at. Also stop blocks for reference are critical for duplicating lengths. I find when marking cut locations, even a very small indent can be found by feel instead of site with only some small amount of practice.

It is ohhhh so tempting to skip the plug step and just trust the power switch. But, as Matt of Matt’s Basement workshop ( endorsement ) likes to say “Fingers and thumbs, don’t be dumb.” I am an avid keyboarder and would significantly miss even a small portion of one of my fingers or thumbs. :)

-- -- Skee from MN

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gjd

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#14 posted 05-16-2009 07:30 AM

Happy Anniversary. In a few days you will have been a Lumber Jock for 2 years! Thanks for your participation.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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gjd

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#15 posted 05-15-2010 04:54 AM

Well, another year has rolled by. It must have been a fun year because it seems like yesterday when I congratulated you on be a LJ for 2 years. Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary at Lumber Jocks. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit and happy anniversary!

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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