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Location: Edmonton Alberta
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Hobby woodworker complete with: - contractor saw, 18" bandsaw, radial arm saw, lunchbox planer, 1 hp DC, Delta 16" VS lathe, 2 hp cyclone dust separator, 15: drill press and the usual assortment of tools I rarely use and love to own.
I am comfortable with most tools and have some experience with almost all standard hand and power tools.
I like making small furniture items and turning bowls.

I built my home shop this summer .
see it build here:
http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/boboswin/blog/4525

Web site is a work in progress.
-located in Edmonton Alberta - Canada

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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WayneC

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#1 posted 2528 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable people here. Enjoy the site.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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oscorner

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#2 posted 2527 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. We love woodworking.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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mot

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#3 posted 2527 days ago

Sounds like a good setup! Nice to see another Albertan here. Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Karson

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#4 posted 2527 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- 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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Karson

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#5 posted 2527 days ago

Bob: My parents got married and lived in Ribstone. Not far from you in Edmonton I guess.

I was born in Ontario after they moved.

-- 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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mot

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#6 posted 2527 days ago

Ribstone was/is off of Hwy #14 east on Range Road #2-5 (Battle Valley Road), in between Edgerton and Chauvin. It would be tough to find, but just for fun I’ll go out that way on my way to Sask and get a picture of the sign if there is one…just for you, Karson!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Bob #2

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#7 posted 2527 days ago

Thanks to all for the warm welcome.
I’m going to lurk a bit here until I get the feel for what you folks are doing.
I am very impressed with the quailty of knowledge here and the detail that you go to to explain your work to the other members.
I just hope I can keep up with you.

Thanks Again

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 2526 days ago

A Big Welcome !! We may learn something from you.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Mark

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#9 posted 2526 days ago

Great to have you with us.

-- Mark

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PanamaJack

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#10 posted 2525 days ago

A big hardy welcome from the best place on earth to be…LumberJocks website. Thanks for joining us.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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Bob Babcock

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#11 posted 2472 days ago

I’ve been meaning to ask Bob. Is that your dog? A friend of mine had a Malamute/timberwolf mix when I was a teenager. One of the most massive dogs I’ve ever seen 225 lbs, and it was all muscle, when he stood on his hind legs he looked me straight in the eye and I’m 6’4”. He was the biggest baby I’ve ever known. He didn’t care for most other dogs though(he was raised with mine so he tolerated him) He would just stare at them and growl and most would simply walk away. He loved people though. Not too many would get close however. You should have seen the wide berth that folks gave my friend when he walked down the street. My friend was 6’6” 330 lbs and then he has this monster walking next to him. If folks didn’t know them they’d cross the street. It was kind of funny because they were both as harmless as could be.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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Bob #2

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#12 posted 2472 days ago

Hey Bob!
That avatar is a lot like the dogs I had on my dog team as a kid.
I guess that’s why I chose the picture.
I have been an animal lover all my life and the wolf and coyote seem to me to be the most resilient of the predators left out there. They are communal and extremely kind and protective of their young.
I guess I just have a soft spot for them.

“Now this is the Law of the Jungle- As old and as true as the sky; And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, But the Wolf that shall break it must die.
This poem kind of signifies what they are all about and what we should be.

As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk
The Law runneth forward and back—
For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf,
And the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.”

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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Proclamator

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#13 posted 2402 days ago

Hi Bob #2,
I appreciate the welcome.
Thanks,
Dave

-- Dave Idaho

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TechGuy

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#14 posted 2270 days ago

I really like the picture you left on my pawn comments page. Did you turn all of those pieces. If so that is very impressive.

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Bob #2

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#15 posted 2270 days ago

Hi again Techguy, Yes, I turned those pieces . It was a really long boring job but the results seems worth it.
I did a board at the same time and the pieces store inside it.

I was trying to encourage you to persist with you hobby instead of just trying different skills.
It really easy to get caught up in tool pruchase and end up with nothing to show for your time.
That’s not to say that if a thing bores you to death that you should not toss it and try another task.
Woodworking is very humbling so hang in there and reap the real joy of making something your happy with.

Cheers
Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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