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Blog entry by Staff_Sergeant_Chad posted 02-16-2008 10:19 AM 1012 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just found this site and from what I’ve seen, I have no business being here! I grew up in construction and finish carpentry and although I’m in the Army, I still love to build in my spare time. I spend far too much money on buying new tools, but eventually I will put them all to good use!!!! I really look forward to learning more about my obsession with building, and getting feedback from fellow “addicts”!!!

-- “If God dwells inside us like some people say, I sure hope He likes enchiladas, because that's what He's getting” - Jack Handey

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#1 posted 02-16-2008 10:33 AM

Hooah! Welcome to LumberJocks, Sergeant. You’ll love it here. I’ve found that it’s a place where no one has no business being here! Have fun from a former Korea and Ft. Bragg guy…

-- Eric at

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#2 posted 02-16-2008 11:01 AM

Welcome here Chad. Don’t you dare to say again that you have no business being here! Carpentry IS woodworking after all. As far as I know it involves wood, tools and building things with it, so…

Even if you don’t do any woodworking this is a place for people that love the craft, there’s no “level tests” required to become a member and nowhere it says that you must build only fine furniture to contribute.

Hey, after all, Norm is ”nothing but” a framing carpenter that has became a celebrity! (tongue in cheek but true anyway). ;o)

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#3 posted 02-16-2008 11:08 AM

welcome to the community !

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 02-16-2008 11:10 AM

Welcome to LJs- again. Of course you have a right to be here. If you enjoy wood then this is the place for you. If nothing else one of the benefits of this hobby is an obsession with tools that most of us share. One of the side benefits that comes with this hobby are the tools that we get to acquire. It sounds to me like you fit right in.

I will agree that some of the projects posted here seem a little intimidating but one of the wonderful aspects of this site is that all skill levels and projects are welcome. It doesn’t matter whether you are a pro or a newbie your opinions and posts make a contribution to the overall success of this endeavor.

Welcome again. I look forward to seeing some of your posts.

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

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#5 posted 02-16-2008 11:45 AM

Oh you’re in the right place… Welcome to Lumberjocks! Here you’ll find good people who care about woodworking, tools, their shops and how they can help others to become better woodworkers. So as far as having right to be here goes I couldn’t have said it better than my friend Scott said it.
Welcome again – relax and enjoy yourself, your finally home…

-- --Chuck

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#6 posted 02-16-2008 11:48 AM

I am glad you have joined us. Also, thank you for your service. We are honored by your presence.

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#7 posted 02-16-2008 01:55 PM

If you work with wood, like to watch others working with wood, or are thinking about working with wood.. then this is the place to be.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 02-16-2008 02:11 PM

Welcome Chad! If you have no business being here with your background, I suspect there are a lot of us who have no business being here ;)

Luckily, like Scott said, we’re all in this together, it’s just some are father along than others. Welcome again, and I look forward to seeing your posts and projects :)

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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#9 posted 02-16-2008 02:19 PM

Welcome, Sarge. You are among friends here. I’ve been in this particular 12 step program a little more than a month now and I am STILL just as addicted as ever. Funny how some of these programs work out, you actually get better while feeding your addiction. Woohoo!


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#10 posted 02-16-2008 03:50 PM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks. Every one can be here and have a lot of fun doing it. This is a great place to ask questions. Of course, we expect you to give some answers in return.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#11 posted 02-16-2008 05:24 PM

Welcome. You found the right site. As I read your comments, I was thinging about a woodworking book that I saw a while back. The name of it was something like ‘Building furniture with 2X4’s.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#12 posted 02-16-2008 06:20 PM

You’ve found the perfect place.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#13 posted 02-16-2008 09:12 PM

You are perfectly welcome here. This is without a doubt THE best gathering of woodworkers.

Welcome to LJ!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#14 posted 02-17-2008 02:31 AM

Welcome to LJ’s Sgt. Much to learn & a great community.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#15 posted 02-17-2008 02:41 AM

Welcome, It’s a great place to share and get info. I haven’t posted any work yet either, but soon. Trying to get back into it.
Thanks for your service to our country!

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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