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Location: Klang,Selangor,Malaysia.

I am retired and have a lot of time on my hand to do things I like and to answer emails.
I can't remember exactly when I started woodworking but it I know I built my own table in 1964 .
I began to buy woodworking tools when I got married and moved into a rented house. Now I have a small workshop cum garage at my own home. Formerly it was purely a workshop and I did not have to put my car inside it but when my son took over the porch parking I had no choice but to share the workshop with my old car.
In 1981 (too old to remember the date anymore !) I took a short course in woodturning at Craft Supplies, Millers Dale, Buxton, U.K . Formerly I was also a member of Society of Woodworkers ,UK. I visited Woodworkers' exhibition in UK twice.
There is no big woodworking machines in my workshop as I couldn't afford any but I have a variety of power tools. I knew how to use big machines as I co-owned a carpentry business for one year in 1992 where I made window/door frames and hollow core doors.
In 1987 I took a short course in making boats in USA before visiting my sister at Cleveland ,Ohio. I made three boats after that and that was all.

My hobbies : woodworking. welding , electronics , surfing the www and reading nonfiction.
My interests: pottery and anything mechanical.

I have written four DIY books (in Malay) and I am in the process of editing them for the fourth time and I am still not satisfied.
Contact me on any non-vulgar subjects.

-- asm

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#1 posted 1696 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 1696 days ago

Hello Ashahidan,

Let me welcome you to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be an interesting, as well as exciting, experience. Have fun and enjoy.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 1696 days ago

Welcome aboard. Nice to have you join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 1696 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s glad that you make it here


-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.

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#5 posted 1696 days ago

Welcome to Ljs a happy place with great people,super projects and fantastic woodworkers. Enjoy.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 1696 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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#7 posted 1696 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help you with your woodworking endeavors. Feel free to ask for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#8 posted 1696 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s….you will never have enough time to see and read all the great stuff here….If you love woodworking…you are in the right place…..Your profile sounds like you have a great skillset….I look forward to seeing your projects and reading your tips and techniques…

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#9 posted 1696 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#10 posted 1696 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks. The projects are an inspiration, the information is priceless and the people are supportive. The only problem is, the site can get addictive.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#11 posted 1696 days ago

Welcome to the group ashahidan! I hope that you enjoy your time here as much as I do!

As a Lumberjock you will discover that there are some really great people and some fantastic craftsman of all shapes sizes and ability levels, sharing their projects and educating us all.

This site has become a real inspiration to me and my growing woodworking skills.


-- Trevor Premer Head Termite and Servant to the Queen - Heirloom Woodworking

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-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#13 posted 1695 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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#14 posted 1684 days ago

Dear Richard,
Thanks very much for your suggestion. I have visited the site but couldn’t afford to purchase the CD yet.

Wish you well and Merry Christmas.

-- asm

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#15 posted 1645 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks.Great place hope you enjoy yourself!

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