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Location: The Worker's Republic of Madison, WI.

By day, I'm a manufacturing engineer at a large food company. You probably have a few of our products in your pantry or refrigerator. I've just recently decided I needed to acquire a hobby where I actually make something. My father-in-law does a bit of woodworking (nothing super fancy - cutting boards, basic bookcases, etc), and I thought that would be a good use of my time.

So far, I'm going through the process of outfitting my shop, and I've completed a couple of projects so far - one that's extremely utilitarian (a rain cover from my daughter's sandbox), and one gift (a jewelry box of figured cherry and birdseye maple, with a cornerpost dovetail design).

My goal for 2011 is to build at least one piece of furniture for our home. I'm currently thinking an A&C style coffee table for our family room.

-- Ben - resident cheese whiz.

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#1 posted 01-12-2011 02:17 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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#2 posted 01-12-2011 02:55 AM

“WELCOME to LJ’s” ….Enjoy the experience.

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#3 posted 01-12-2011 03:51 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! I look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

Please enjoy your membership

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#4 posted 01-12-2011 06:18 AM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#5 posted 01-13-2011 11:29 PM

Thanks to all for the warm welcome! I’ve been lurking for a while until signups opened again. Looking forward to sharing and learning. The site’s already a winner for me – I stumbled into the super-cheap WS3000 deal. So, I may be a newbie to woodworking, but I’ll at least have sharp chisels and planes!

-- Ben - resident cheese whiz.

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#6 posted 01-18-2011 06:06 AM

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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#7 posted 02-03-2011 08:15 PM

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself a little over a year ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…


-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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