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I've been getting increasingly preoccupied with wood since around 2012 when I bought my first table saw and decided to put a slab of wood on top of an open plywood box and call it a table. Since then, I've been just thinking about it constantly. I hear about tools or techniques and I go on Craigslist and a couple weeks vanish. Ha ha yes I am that kind of beginner.

I enjoy woodworking because it's a very advanced form of analytical thinking, like a mental puzzle. Put yourself into the mind of a true beginner for a moment. Use you imagination and respond to the question "How do you put to pieces of wood together?" OK, I can nail it, screw it, and wrap tape around it. Lap joints? Dowels? Mortise and tenon? Dovetails? Pocket screws? FREAKING ANCIENT JAPANESE ARCHITECTURAL JOINTS? Homemade Casein glue that's as strong as epoxy and you can make with milk and vinegar?! Seriously, this stuff is downright magic. And when I give it a whirl, Im tapping into thousands of years of human experience, oftentimes not written but passed and preserved nonetheless. I built that first "table" (slabzilla) becasue I needed a flat surface, but I didn't need that second table I built. I tried to build that second table for the same reason that some people try to make their own jam or knit a hat, I guess. There's something in the process of learning those skills that puts us into conversation with all those nice people who figured this stuff out for us so long ago. (And granted, I say all this philosophical stuff and meanwhile skewer all my work with screws and biscuits because I haven't got the hand skills.)

Anyway, that's why I increasingly find myself floating around Youtube late at night, not commenting much but just absorbing all I can and trying to see how it all fits together into this epic story told by Roy Underhill. Something like that.

-- Here to learn

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#1 posted 12-10-2013 06:53 AM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy !
Because I often get asked questions by new members I’ve included the answers to the most( FAQ) along with my welcoming message to LJs.
You should know that posting questions or projects here (your profile page) will not get you very many responses’ just because it’s your profile page not part of a main forum. To post in a main forum read below.
Want to know how to post something?
See the drop-down box underneath my Lumberjocks in the upper right hand corner. Click on the arrow and select which type of posting you want to make (Project, Blog entry, Forum topic). This will take you to the appropriate page and you just fill in the form.
Sending Private messages(PMs) to other members
Click on the word” home” next to the profile picture of the member you want to contact ,then click on “send message”
http://lumberjocks.com/help/getting-started
Need help with posting or other questions ?
Contact:
Ms DebbieP AKA Debbie Pribele (Ljs community manager)http://lumberjocks.com/MsDebbieP
Just for the record even though I have a large number of post I’m not involved with LJs management ,I’m just another member.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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