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Blog entry by WideOpen posted 486 days ago 709 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey all, just created a profile after lurking for several weeks and getting lots of great information. I was an avid woodworker back in the early to mid 90s, building our queen size 4 post cherry bed, tall chest of drawers, night stands, entertainment center, end tables, and on and on and on. Work and family and other activities caused me to drift away from it for a long time, but recently I have gotten the bug to build again. This time I am interested more in little things, boxes, small cabinets, etc.

I am in the process of setting up a new shop in my basement. My wife bought me a complete Woodpeckers setup for routing, and I purchased a Delta dust collector, a bunch of Woodpeckers accessories, a PC router motor for the table, a Craftsman belt/disc sander and just ordered a Grizzly G0513X2 on Friday.

Looking forward to having a lot of fun and getting lots of good ideas here. Merry Christmas!


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#1 posted 486 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks – sounds like you bring a lot of experience to the site
look forward to seeing your work!

-- Greg Simon

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#2 posted 486 days ago

You’re in the woodworkers happy place. We feed the addiction here.

Welcome to LJ’s

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#3 posted 486 days ago

Welcome to the world of madness! You’re gonna love that bandsaw. I’ve got that same saw (17” Extreme Series, right?). I’ve added a few mods which I really like so send me a pm after you get it set up and I’ll share ideas with you.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 486 days ago

Congrats for getting back to the wood! Welcome!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#5 posted 486 days ago

Welcome aboard and back to the addiction that is woodworking. Look forward to seeing your projects.


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

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#6 posted 486 days ago

Welcome back!

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#7 posted 486 days ago

It’s going to be fun enjoy. Welcome back.

-- Custom furniture

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