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Location: Phoenix,Az
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I just recently got into woodworking about a month ago. Everything Ive done so far is self taught or by reading great tips on forums such as this. My skill level is very low but I'm interested in learning as much as possible. I found that I really enjoy woodworking even at the skill level I am now. So I cant wait to hopefully get some more knowledge and helpful tips from anyone out there willing to help. The only projects Ive made so far are: Floating loft style bed for my daughter, bed for my dog that is basically an upsidedown table, Adirondack Sofa, 3 cutting boards,1 part of my portable deck,tv frame and a few small practice type projets. If anyone is interested in seeing any of them I have pics. Keep in mind I just started this so they arent anything spectacular:). Im proud of them though. Thanks for looking

-- Steph, Phoenix

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Steph78

68 posts in 1442 days


#1 posted 1442 days ago

Hi everyone, I just joined the forum today interested in finding help or any tips anyone may have for making cutting boards. Ive made 2 so far and found out one cant even be used cause I used cedar. The second one I made is made with Hard Maple, Padauk, and Purpleheart.I made it into 2 boards one for regular use and the other for cocktail or cheese cutting. I read some exotic woods can be harmful so I wanted to know if any of the woods I used are harmful. Ill attach a pic if can figure out how of the one made with those woods. Im up for any advice or tips you guys have for making cutting boards. I basically just cut what I thought looked cool and glued it together then sanded it for about 2 hours and put salad bowl finish on it(which is still wet in the pic). I was also wondering if there are any ways to fill in gaps if the wood didnt fit flush. Hopefully the pic comes out. Thanks so much for looking and any advice you may have!Photobucket

-- Steph, Phoenix

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 1442 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s the BEST WEB PAGE EVER!

Be careful as its addicting. There is alot of great woodworkers on here that will be more than helpful. I have made about 40 boards and recieved alot of help. Any questions feel free to ask, or look at my buddy list there are some real masters on here. Enjoy!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Steph78

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#3 posted 1442 days ago

Thanks for all your nice and helpful comments Ken. It makes for a nice welcome!

-- Steph, Phoenix

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SnowyRiver

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#4 posted 1442 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 1442 days ago

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Max

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#6 posted 1441 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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Steph78

68 posts in 1442 days


#7 posted 1441 days ago

Thanks for the welcome everyone!

-- Steph, Phoenix

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gjd

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#8 posted 1441 days ago

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.

Please enjoy your membership.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 1438 days ago

A1 Jims welcome wagon

Here is a list of links that might be helpful for new members
Posting photos http://lumberjocks.com/GaryK/blog/8899
More photo help
http://lumberjocks.com/help/writing/embedding-pictures
Who to contact regarding Lumber jocks questions
Martin Sojka http://lumberjocks.com/messages/new/msojka
Getting started http://lumberjocks.com/help/getting-started
Reading and commenting http://lumberjocks.com/help/reading-commenting
Finding information http://lumberjocks.com/help/finding-information

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Steph78

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#10 posted 1436 days ago

Thanks Jim! I really neede help on those blog pics! I dont know if you noticed they were huge! Really Appreciate it!

-- Steph, Phoenix

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brunob

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#11 posted 1435 days ago

If you like working with wood, you’re in the right place. Welcome!

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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Steph78

68 posts in 1442 days


#12 posted 1434 days ago

Thanks for the welcome Bruce!

-- Steph, Phoenix

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Splinterman

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#13 posted 1433 days ago

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

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DAWG

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#14 posted 1433 days ago

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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Steph78

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#15 posted 1432 days ago

Thanks for the welcome!

-- Steph, Phoenix

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