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I'm a recently retired research scientist (retired July 1st, 2012). I worked for 26 years at the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research. My work was mostly looking at spine mechanisms associated with vertebral motion problems.

I've always enjoyed building small devices (a necessity for a basic science researcher), but I've had very little experience with woodworking. On the other hand, I got LOTS of experience fixing things as a landlord for 15 years! Being a "fix it yourself" type of landlord provided many opportunities to learn about a wide range of tools and materials.

When I retired, my WONDERFUL wife turned over our entire 3-car garage to me for my woodshop. So, I have been equiping it for the past 2 months. I had plenty of hand tools, a table saw, and a drill press, but no serious woodworking machines (router table, thickness planer, jointer, etc.). I now have the aforementioned machines and have been having a VERY good time learning how to use them by making an assortment of woodshop necessities (workbench, crosscut sled, miter sled, wood-storage cart, and an assortment of jigs) as well as a few things my wife actually enjoyed (routed bowls, domino racks, gift boxes, above the stove rack, and a candle holder centerpiece).

I faithfully watch three woodworking TV shows that are available in my area: The Woodsmith Shop, Rough Cut, and The Woodright's Shop. These have provided great practical instruction and inspiration.

When I decided to take up this "hobby," I looked around my area (Daytona Beach and Port Orange) for some adult woodworking classes. To my amazement, there were none to be had! They don't even offer shop classes in the public schools here! Next, I discovered how difficult it was to find hardwoods and woodworking tools in this area.

I've gotten past these hurdles. Now, I'm looking to find other interested woodworkers to share the fun. There must be experienced woodworkers in the Daytona Beach/Port Orange, Florida area. I found a few Florida woodworking clubs, but they are too far away. So, I'm going to start one here. Are there any interested woodworkers on the LumberJocks site that live in or near Daytona Beach (or Port Orange) Florida?

I hope to hear from interested woodworkers,

Chuck
woodchuck.po@gmail.com

-- Chuck, Port Orange, Florida

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#1 posted 09-08-2012 08:20 PM

Hi,

I’m a new member on this forum and an enthusiastic novice woodworker.

I’m looking to find other woodworkers to share the fun. There must be some here in the Daytona Beach/Port Orange, Florida area. There are a few Florida woodworking clubs, but they are too far away. So, I would like to start a local Woodworking Club. Are there any interested woodworkers on the LumberJocks site that live in or near the Daytona Beach/Port Orange Florida area?

I hope to hear from interested woodworkers,

Chuck
woodchuck.po@gmail.com

-- Chuck, Port Orange, Florida

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#2 posted 09-09-2012 05:01 AM

Welcome to lumberjocks, I live in Deland, nice to have you on board. If I can offer any help feel free to ask.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#3 posted 09-09-2012 05:17 AM

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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#4 posted 09-10-2012 03:59 AM

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

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#5 posted 09-10-2012 04:14 AM

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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#6 posted 09-12-2012 10:54 AM

Thanks everyone for the welcome!

I haven’t heard from anyone about starting a woodworking club in this area (Daytona/Port Orange). Perhaps, I will after a little more time.

It was good to see that Dan Wiggins is within a reasonable driving distance from here. I look forward to meeting him in the future. I tried to send him a pm, but there is a 5-post threshold before new members can send private messages. Well, that threshold should be fairly easy to pass. I’ve read quite a number of interesting threads on the forum, but I haven’t felt like I had anything substantive to add to them.

This is a great site! I look forward to talking with you all,

Chuck

-- Chuck, Port Orange, Florida

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