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Location: Redmond WA
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I learned the basics of woodworking in junior high shop class. I started woodworking as a professional a couple years after high school in my fathers shop. Many years and shops later I got tired of working jobs that were more often plastic laminates and melamine cabinets than wood working. I also got tired of things like a lack of good health insurance and dependable income. I went back to school, learned how to program computers, and got a job at a really big software company in Redmond WA. A few years ago I bought a house with a garage and setup a small shop. So far I've mostly been building stuff for my house but have started building some small boxes with the plan of expanding, trying to make a little money on the side, and maybe eventually going back to woodworking fulltime professionally. When I started the shop I thought of myself as an expert woodworker due to my years of professional cabinet making. I quickly realized that it was the first time I had ever done woodworking without some old guy with 30 years more experience than me designing the projects and holding my hand as I built them. It was a serious eye opener. I'm really enjoying designing and building my own stuff but I have a lot to learn about design and I'm hoping to get some help from members of this site. I'm looking forward to getting feedback once I start posting some of my projects.

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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woodworm

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#1 posted 1572 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 1572 days ago

Welcome to LJs a place with great people,wonderful projects,and outstanding woodworking. Enjoy

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 1572 days ago

Hello Don,

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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Splinterman

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#4 posted 1572 days ago

WELCOME to LJ’s ….the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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cabinetmaster

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#5 posted 1572 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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Innovator

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#6 posted 1572 days ago

Welcome to Lumber Jocks. 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.

Enjoy your time here
Innovator

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

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SnowyRiver

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#7 posted 1572 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Max

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#8 posted 1572 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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Don

506 posts in 1572 days


#9 posted 1571 days ago

Wow! It looks like I finally found a woodworking site where the members are trully engaged. I only registered yesterday and have already recieved 8 comments just welcoming me to the site. Thanks everyone!

Don

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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johnnymo

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#10 posted 1571 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s Don. Can’t wait to see pics of your projects and workshop.

-- John in Arizona (but it's a dry heat!)

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#11 posted 1571 days ago

Welcome to LJ:-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Karson

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#12 posted 1570 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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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ND2ELK

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#13 posted 1567 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
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Beginningwoodworker

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#14 posted 1564 days ago

Don, Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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gjd

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#15 posted 1208 days ago

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

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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