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Location: Quezon City Philippines

I'm a complete beginner from the Philippines.

My wife got me into this, seriously. We live in a really cramped apartment and my wife said she wanted to make custom furniture for it. I figured this would be a great way to spend time together. The other hobby that I do is programming, but that tends to make me antisocial.

Anyway I'm having lots of fun now, though I've learning most things the hard way. The fact that you should start with straight and square wood for example. Or the fact that one should not grasp a try to pull a stuck straight router bit from the collet with your bare fingers ( i have a permanent reminder on my finger now)

My budget's limited, so I'm starting out with mostly second hand tools, the most useful being a 7 1/4 Ozito circular saw and a D-handled Makita router (both of which I got cheap). Those tools spend a lot of time bolted to a plywood board upside down.

-- I still have all ten thumbs

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commented on My First Blog - My First Workbench #5: The Top - Part2 09-09-2009 01:27 PM
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#1 posted 09-02-2009 09:57 AM

“Welcome to LJ’s” ….the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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#2 posted 09-02-2009 11:14 AM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 09-02-2009 02:00 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 09-02-2009 02:46 PM

Hello Axillathehun,

Let me welcome 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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#5 posted 09-02-2009 05:17 PM

Welcome to Ljs a place were there are great people,super projects and outstanding woodworkers. Enjoy!

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 09-02-2009 05:57 PM

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 09-03-2009 02:28 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. It is a GREAT place to get ideas for your projects and help when you get stuck. There is a ton of information to help you along the way.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#8 posted 09-03-2009 03:45 AM

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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#9 posted 09-03-2009 05:39 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks . This is a great community of people with like interests. There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 09-03-2009 10:06 PM

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 soon moving to Virginia †

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#11 posted 09-07-2009 06:27 AM

Thanks guys.
My table saw

By the way, see that vacuum cleaner? That was bought in the 80’s and still works very very well.

-- I still have all ten thumbs

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#12 posted 09-07-2009 06:31 AM

My router table;
I’m glad the Makita router that lives under this saw very heavy use before it was put up for sale; it came at a price I could afford.
router table

-- I still have all ten thumbs

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#13 posted 08-29-2010 03:42 AM

Imagine that! A year has almost gone by since you became a Lumber Jock. Congratulations on your anniversary! I look forward to your posts.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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