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Location: South Australia, Australia.

Hi there, I'm a newcomer to the Internet so am still fairly hesitant in finding my way around. I was introduced to woodworking in Primary School almost sixty years ago and have loved it ever since. I have only got serious about it in the last twenty years but still am not an expert. I worked for many years as a Road Surveyor but retired in 1991 and have never been bored. I have a number of interests, including writing and photography, but always come back to woodworking as my number one hobby. I am going to build a version of the John White NFW, which I think is a brilliant design. So, I look forward to a long association with fellow woodworkers in Lumberjocks.
In November, 2008, I completed my version of John White's brilliant New-Fangled Workbench and am very pleased with the result. I have mounted it, minus its legs, directly on my old 8-foot bench. I have raised the floor in front of it to compensate for the extra height. It works fine. Should I need to I can fit the legs to it. A photo of it appeared in a local national woodworking magazine. Cheers to all.

-- Bob, South Australia.

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#1 posted 10-09-2008 04:26 AM

Welcome to the shop. I look forward to seeing your projects and I hope you enjoy the site. There is alot of good information available from both professionals and amateurs who are willing to share their craft. God Bless!

-- Rusty

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#2 posted 10-09-2008 04:34 AM

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#3 posted 10-09-2008 04:35 AM

Hello Bobmac12,

Welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be a rewarding and informational part of your woodworking journey.

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

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#4 posted 10-09-2008 05:16 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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#5 posted 10-09-2008 09:41 AM

Thanks for your greetings.

-- Bob, South Australia.

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#6 posted 10-09-2008 09:45 AM

I am not altogether clear on how I should set my signature. Could someone put me right on this, please?

-- Bob, South Australia.

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#7 posted 10-09-2008 12:04 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#8 posted 10-09-2008 10:34 PM

Bob, welcome to another Aussie 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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#9 posted 10-10-2008 02:44 AM

Hi there, Grumpy, rikkor, Max, Scott Bryan, trifern, Bigdogs117, Jeff, and, of course, Martin. Thanks so much for all your kind words of welcome. I am sure I will enjoy it being part of LumberJocks. I will organize a photo of my latest project as soon as I can. Cheers. Bob.

-- Bob, South Australia.

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#10 posted 12-03-2008 05:56 AM

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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