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Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

I am a 44 year old land survey intern. I am in the process of buying a "new" home and am looking forward to finally being able to create some things for the house. I was forced to give up my woodworking for awhile when the kids came around, but now that they are older, Dad is condemned to his workshop. Darn IT!

I have tried a few projects usually out of cedar. I was raised in the Pacific Northwest, and to me there is no finer smell than that of cedar. I hope that I can tackle my first project within the first couple months after we get moved. I have already decided to use cedar for that. This will most likely be a type of barrier for my office in the basement. I do a lot of CAD work for a local real estate developer in town, and need some privacy while I work!!

My hope is to scout for some simple ideas for the house. As I get better I will tackle some harder projects, but for now I need some time to redevelop.

Thanks for stopping by!

-- Boomer - The finer things smell of cedar!

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#1 posted 04-03-2008 12:56 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! Enjoy yourself.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 04-03-2008 01:02 AM

Thank you Sir! I am buying a new home, well, sort of new anyway, and I remember I used to love creating something from a pile of wood. Only one problem. I have limited tools, so before I took any more steps, I thought I would join up and let some ideas float by while we move. Thank you!

-- Boomer - The finer things smell of cedar!

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#3 posted 04-03-2008 01:16 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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#4 posted 04-03-2008 01:30 AM

Thank you Max!

-- Boomer - The finer things smell of cedar!

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#5 posted 04-03-2008 02:40 AM

Hello Boomer,

Let me welcome you to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be an interesting and rewarding aspect of your woodworking journey.

Boomer, Gary’s signature line speaks volumes with regards to your woodworking situation.

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

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#6 posted 04-03-2008 02:46 AM

Thank you Scott! I did notice Gary’s signature statement. Reminds me of another famous line. If at first you do not succeed, use a bigger hammer!

-- Boomer - The finer things smell of cedar!

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#7 posted 04-03-2008 02:50 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#8 posted 04-03-2008 02:59 AM

If you like working with wood, you’re in the right place. Welcome.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#9 posted 04-03-2008 03:04 AM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#10 posted 04-03-2008 03:17 AM

Welcome to LJs !! Glad you have joined us !!

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#11 posted 04-03-2008 03:19 AM

Goodness – Thanks guys! My wife and I have been poring over some of the projects posted, and we have at least three fairly simple ideas we could start with for the new house. Thank you for making me feel welcome!

-- Boomer - The finer things smell of cedar!

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#12 posted 04-03-2008 05:22 AM

Welcome Boomer. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. How large will your office be? Will your workshop also be in the basement? Show us some photo’s. We like photo’s. Have fun and work safe in the shop.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#13 posted 04-03-2008 09:16 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks Boomer. 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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#14 posted 04-03-2008 01:47 PM

I am not moved into the house yet so I cannot get exact dimensions, but right now the plan is to close on the house next week, and then take about half of the rec room as my CAD drafting office. I ecpest it will be about 14×17, and my current plan is to use utility shelf units and build a cedar wall on one side of those shelves. Sorry no pictures yet. I need to move in. Thats next weekend so stay tuned. After the wall is built, I would like to tackle a work bench. The price of drafting tables is way too high, and I think I can build one for about $150.

-- Boomer - The finer things smell of cedar!

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#15 posted 04-03-2008 03:29 PM

We welcome you to the one and only LumberJocks. We hope that you enjoy your stay/visit each and every time you show up on our door step. If you should need any woodworking question answered, don’t hesitate to ask. Somebody’s gonna have a good answer for you.

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

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