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Location: Albany, GA

I'm a hand tool guy who realized he was limiting himself to hand tools for no good reason. While hand tools are a primary part of my woodworking experience, power tools DO actually accomplish a great deal.

My workshop is currently my back porch. My workbench consists of a Black & Decker Workmate and some 2x8's on a couple of saw horses. I need to get something to provide shelter for inclement weather, but there is something nice about working outside. For example, there's usually plenty of light ;)

-- "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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#1 posted 2399 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s (Enjoy)
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#2 posted 2399 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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#3 posted 2399 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 2398 days ago

Welcome fellow newbie! Everyone here is very supportive and can provide a wealth of knowledge and advice. Love your avatar! Is that Ghostrider?

-- "Creativity is...seeing something that doesn't exist already. You need to find out how you can bring it into being and that way be a playmate with God."

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#5 posted 2398 days ago

Hello, welcome to LJs. This is a great site. I hope to see some of your work posted here. Nothing like a good challenge to bring out the best in someone.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#6 posted 2398 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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Greg Mitchell

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#7 posted 2396 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell,

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#8 posted 2394 days ago

Hey! Welcome to LJ!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#9 posted 2383 days ago

Hey, thanks for swinging by and saying hi. Man, I thought I had the smallest shop in the room (at 6 1/2 by 8 1/2). Got me beat! Looking forward to seeing some pics and how you lay it out. I’ve got a couple pics of mine over on my site.

See ya around!

-- Eric at

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#10 posted 2373 days ago

We would like to welcome you to the one and only LumberJocks. If you should need any woodworking question answered, don’t hesitate to ask. Somebody’s gonna have a good answer for you.

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

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#11 posted 2365 days ago

Hi Tomcat! Thanks for the welcome. I’m lovin’ this online community. And can’t wait to look through all the workshop links to see if I can pick up some cool ideas.

-- Teri, Kokomo, IN

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#12 posted 2331 days ago

Hey Tomcat.

Hope you are doing ok. Long time no post.

Take Care

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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Douglas Bordner

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#13 posted 2329 days ago

Yup, John I too am wondering where TC has gotten to.
Hope you are well, Tomcat.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#14 posted 2277 days ago

Hey Tomcat—

Notice the tag line. A word of warning, however. Once one starts down the slippery slope of neander-woodworking… Well, just say… you’ve been warned!

-- There's no tool like an old tool...

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#15 posted 2263 days ago

Welcome to lumberjocks I am a hand tool woodworker myself.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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