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Location: Perth Western Australia

Hi there everyone I’m Dave and I retired a few years ago, and it has taken me a couple of years to build a shed and get it almost how I want it. Mind you I don’t think any hobbyist or professional would ever admit to having enough equipment or tools! I was unable to take part in my interest of woodworking before I retired but now I am making sawdust with the rest of you. My wife Kelley and I share the shed; on my side of the shed I cut, saw and bang making sawdust and sometimes I even make something useful. Kelley is on the other side of the dividing wall playing with mud… yes, she is a Potter. We both enjoy being in the shed together and give encouragement, especially when Kelley or I think things are not right and it is the end of the world because whatever we are working on in our minds is a disaster. All that I have learnt in woodworking is from reading, watching videos on Youtube and being a Guild member for just over a year on The Woodwhisperer’s site. Even though I may not make everything that is offered in the Guild Builds, the information that Marc offers is invaluable. So many good sites out there giving good advice and from the few days I have been a member of Lumberjocks I am just awestruck at the ability and talent of the members here, just amazing workmanship and everyone is so friendly. My jaw dropped when I started getting welcome messages. Well, I think I am babbling so I will end it here and get some pictures ready of my workshop. Thanks everyone for the kind words of welcome.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#1 posted 458 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks – enjoy the Community.

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

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#2 posted 458 days ago

Welcome aboard. It’s great that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 458 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- Todd

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#4 posted 458 days ago

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy !
Because I often get asked questions by new members I’ve included the answers to the most( FAQ) along with my welcoming message to LJs.
You should know that posting questions or projects here (your profile page) will not get you very many responses’ just because it’s your profile page not part of a main forum. To post in a main forum read below.
Want to know how to post something?
See the drop-down box underneath my Lumberjocks in the upper right hand corner. Click on the arrow and select which type of posting you want to make (Project, Blog entry, Forum topic). This will take you to the appropriate page and you just fill in the form.
Sending Private messages(PMs) to other members
Click on the word” home” next to the profile picture of the member you want to contact ,then click on “send message”
Need help with posting or other questions ?
Martin SojKa ( LJs founder)
Ms DebbieP AKA Debbie Pribele (Ljs community manager)
Just for the record even though I have a large number of post I’m not involved with LJs management ,I’m just another member.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 458 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#6 posted 457 days ago

Thanks every one for the welcome to Lumberjocks. I have thanked each of you on your pages but just incase I did it wrong I am thanking you all here.


-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#7 posted 448 days ago

You will enjoy this site Dave, welcome and good to see another Aussie member.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#8 posted 445 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s. Great group of folks here. Enjoy seeing your projects

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#9 posted 442 days ago

Hello Dave even if a little late a big welcome to the forum, I visited Western Australia many years ago and Loved it. I came to visit a friend. I’m from Victoria ,

Cheers Antonio.

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#10 posted 424 days ago

Thank you for your comments on the fish trivets.

You gave me a chuckle when you said “someone ate the fish and left the bones”.

-- John, Illinois,

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#11 posted 394 days ago

I just checked your home page, I am not very good at keeping up with newer members, but I noticed you where pretty new when you commented on some of my projects.
I just want to say Welcome to Lumberjocks, I hope you enjoy this site as much as I do!
If you ever need anything that I might be able to help you with, just ask!

P.S I think it is great that you and your wife share the shed, that is just too cool!
Have a great day my friend!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#12 posted 393 days ago

Thank you for the comments. I see that you are on Etsy, and your page looks good. I tried to ‘Favorite” your site, but I notice it does it thru Facebook. When I get better at facebook I will ad you to our favorites.

We started on Etsy not too long ago and will be adding new items.

-- John, Illinois,

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#13 posted 161 days ago

DIMENSIONS: ” 28”x10”x60”
MATERIALS/CONSTRUCTION: 3/4” Oak Plywood carcass using glued dado joints. Face frame is milled dimensional red oak. Top trim and support base constructed with dimensional red oak and oak plywood using hidden and height adjustable feet. The bypass glass door frames are red oak with Euro Track hardware and a Large Mouth Brass Bass door handle. The drawers are red oak with brass cup pulls. The glass in the rabetted doors is 1/8” and the shelves are 1/4” thick support by clips inserted into the dadoed/flush to cabinet sides shelf standards.

FINISH: “Secret Sauce” . . .Golden Oak, Chestnut with a splash of Mahogeny Stain homemade Wipe-On Semi-Gloss Poly. . . with many layers applied between 0000 wool “sandings.” The finish texture is very smooth & shiny and allows the custom made finish to show with a lot of warm colors and tones.

Any additional questions . . .just ask . . .Thank for your positive comments.

-- Farmer Bill Patriot to the U.S.A. Constitution & Bill of Rights under GOD!

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