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Blog entry by TheFritz posted 11-03-2008 03:44 PM 985 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thanks to all the kind welcomes, I feel obliged to introduce myself and try to explain why I am here on lumberjocks. My name is Fritz, I’m 30 have a wonderful wife, A wonderful amost-2-year-old and another on it’s way. I come from a long line of DIY’ers although they would consider themselves “handy”. And I’ve tried to do them proud.

We recently moved into a house to a two car garage, which even sharing with my wfie’s mini van, has given me to room to set up shop. And its coming together nicely, mostly OWWM’s. I’m itching to make some actual thought out pieces.

This is not to say I’m new to wood working… At our previous house, I built a window seat and valance to match the preexisting fire place mantel, I finished our basement and built our deck… But now I want to get into making “finer” items, where wood type and wood grain matters.

I was introduced to lumberjocks via Matt and Mark on woodtalk online. Through them and other podcasts I’ve gained a great deal of “book smarts” and I’m eager to get out there and learn and experience “hands – on” because knowing is half the battle (go G.I. Joe).

Hopefully I’ll be able to keep up with my postings and share with you all my progress.

Thanks again for warm welcomes.

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#1 posted 11-03-2008 03:47 PM

good to have ya aboard.have fun.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#2 posted 11-03-2008 04:14 PM

Glad you are here!

Looking forward to seeing your projects!!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 11-03-2008 04:42 PM

Welcome and I hope you enjoy this site as much as I do.

-- Hope Never fails

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#4 posted 11-03-2008 04:46 PM

Welcome TF! Good to have another Fritz here….. there are so few of us in the world. Can’t wait to see some of your projects, and hear about your woodworking antics.

-- Fritz Oakland, Ca (dedicated to my other hobby)

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#5 posted 11-03-2008 05:57 PM

Welcome aboard.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#6 posted 11-03-2008 06:03 PM

Welcome, hope to see some of your projects.


-- Woody, UK

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#7 posted 11-03-2008 06:23 PM

Well, you have come to the right place.

I started out like yourself, lots of reading. It is amazing how things will fall right into place for you as you reach for new heights in your skillset and design.

I am looking forward to seeing your projects come together. And when you have a problem or question, the vast array of talent at LJ is always willing to help.

Good luck and once again-Welcome!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#8 posted 11-03-2008 07:12 PM

yip..your in the right place.. Welcome

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#9 posted 11-03-2008 10:28 PM

love the GI Joe reference. it was a pivotal cartoon in my youth [we’re about the same age]. again, welcome to LJ’s, i know you’ll enjoy it here, it’s like one big [mostly] happy family of wood maniacs.


-- "Repetition is a leading cause of carelessness, and carelessness usually leads to injury"

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#10 posted 11-04-2008 12:59 AM

Welcome!! Looking forward to some projects.

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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#11 posted 11-04-2008 04:20 AM

Welcome, and thanks for the intro. We’ll be seein’ you around!

-- Eric at

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#12 posted 11-04-2008 05:21 AM

welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Pyromedic602, free wood is always good wood

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#13 posted 11-04-2008 05:25 AM

Welcome lookin forward to seeing your work. Don’t be shy any questions you have, just ask. There is no such thing as a stupid questions. You are among friends

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#14 posted 12-09-2008 04:50 AM

Fritz, Welcome to LumberJocks. I know a how a 2 year old can keep ya out of the shop but they also generate lots of other projects in the shop :).. Looking forward to seeing some projects. Great group here and always ready to help answer questions.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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