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My name is Angie. I am a 36 year old single mother of 2. The oldest being 9 and his only interest is sports and the youngest being almost 4, she's not quite sure what her interests are, she's trying everything! I have always been into art. My dream use to be a designer for Disney. But...I didn't want to move away and didn't think I could do it anyway. I don't really have any regrets over not doing that anyway. I have an Associate Degree in Commercial Art and Advertising Design. And I have actually been working in my field of study (for the most part). I have been at the same job for 11 years and don't think I'll be leaving anytime soon. I have always had an interest in drafting and wish I had taken CAD but, oh well again! But, you know it's funny how your dreams change, yet somewhat stay the same. I bought my first scroll saw when I was 24 years old and just started cutting things out on my own. I am pretty much self taught. (I do have some friends that I have asked questions to when I've gotten lost on a project.) Now 12 years later, I have created a workshop in 1/2 of my garage. I have all kinds of tools now!! I have been so excited. My boyfriend was so kind at Christmas to purchase me 3 pieces of my equipment I had been wanting. I was teasing him, because how many men actually date women that want tools for Christmas rather than jewelry. Oh well, it's what I wanted, don't get me wrong, jewelry is nice (I still like dressing up and being a girl, ha), but my router, drill press and sander was alot more useful! It has been so funny seeing peoples reactions over me building furniture. I don't really know what part of it seems to blow their minds, but it does. In the last couple of years my projects started getting larger, and last year was my big year for building. I wanted my children to have new bedroom suites, so I took on a major undertaking. I couldn't afford to buy them ones so when I sat down and figured out the cost of building it myself, well...there was my challenge. Now, both of my children have new beds, dressers, entertainment centers, night stand, computer desk, book shelves, toy box, etc. You name it...they look totally spoiled, and it's amazing just how proud of it all they were, especially since mama built it. My latest project was a pie safe, I would have to say that was the hardest thing I ever tried to make, but I must say, considering I haven't done anything like it I was happy with how it turned out, and man, did I learn alot from it. I think that the satisfaction that you get to see something grow from "just a piece of wood" into something useful is worth every minute (even the ones when you're wondering why did I even try!) Anyway, when I came upon this site I thought this would be a perfect place to get more ideas and ask some questions, because, we can all learn from each other. I have already gotten a few welcome aboard comments, so I can tell there are some friendly people here. Thanks!!

-- Angie, North Carolina

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#1 posted 04-03-2007 03:47 PM

Welcome to LUMBERJOCKS!!

-- Ryan Corrigan Sadieville, KY http://www.CelticCrossWood.com

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#2 posted 04-03-2007 04:05 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks

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

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#3 posted 04-03-2007 05:26 PM

It’s great having you.

Mark

-- Mark

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#4 posted 04-03-2007 06:49 PM

Welcome Aboard Angie. We are looking forward to seeing your projects.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#5 posted 04-04-2007 02:36 AM

welcome! theres lots to learn from great people here!

-- "What one can make with good tools is limited only by one's talent" (lucius-hill@comcast.net)

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angie

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#6 posted 04-04-2007 03:15 PM

Thanks! It looks like a great learning place.

-- Angie, North Carolina

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#7 posted 04-04-2007 09:52 PM

Welcome, Angie! I’m sorry to say my wife still prefers the jewelry. :-(

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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TheWoodButcher

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#8 posted 04-04-2007 10:04 PM

Hi Angie, Welcome, I’m new as well. Seems like a good bunch of folks here. Look foward to your post’s.

-- Thanks The WoodButcher http://woodbutchernc.tripod.com/

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#9 posted 04-04-2007 10:16 PM

Welcome Angie,

I am also new. WOW! Seems to be a rash of newbies. Well, I am really happy so far. There are a lot of really nice folks here and sounds like some really good advice. I look forward to seeing some of you projects and hearing more about your experiences in the shop.
Jeff

-- In His Grip,

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#10 posted 04-05-2007 02:26 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks… My wife isn’t all that into jewelry either :), but can you help convince her how useful MORE tools are?

Can’t wait to see some more of your work (as one commercial artist to another) this is a great group, but be warned we are addictive!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#11 posted 05-12-2007 12:02 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks! Let’s see some woodworking.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#12 posted 06-06-2007 05:56 AM

Welcome back to the best place in town…LumberJocks web site! Comeback and enjoy some woodworking fun.

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

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