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Location: Mentor, Ohio
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I'm still a beginner - been doing this for about 5 years now, since we bought our first house, and I wanted to do some remodeling... that led to putting some paneling and trim work in the downstairs room... which led to making built-in shelves around the fireplace... which led to a few custom cabinets in the kitchen... to now where the garage is rapidly filling up with tools and I'm starting to do some real solid wood furniture.

Still lots to learn (and more tools to acquire), but I'm really into it and enjoying it so far. Hope it gets even better as I gain more skills & experience.

-- -- Kevin in Mentor, Ohio

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GaryK

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#1 posted 2344 days ago

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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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 2344 days ago

Welcome to LJs. I feel sure that you will find this to be an interesting and exciting part of your woodworking journey.

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

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cajunpen

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#3 posted 2344 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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gene

2184 posts in 2469 days


#4 posted 2344 days ago

Welcome to the wonderful world of LJ’s (Enjoy) Come on in, The water’s fine, fine, fine.
You can ask, show, teach, learn, and Share woodworking experiences.
There’s something here for anyone that likes working with wood.
Plus new friends
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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Karson

34845 posts in 2986 days


#5 posted 2344 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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Blake

3434 posts in 2459 days


#6 posted 2344 days ago

From your picture I can tell you are very young. Be careful around the power tools ;)

Welcome to Lumberjocks! And by the way, nice cabinet.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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rikkor

11295 posts in 2460 days


#7 posted 2344 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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Safetyboy

119 posts in 2344 days


#8 posted 2344 days ago

Thanks for making me welcome here. The picture is my son at about 1-1/2 with his “safety gear” on – he’s much cuter than I am. He’s now nearly 3, and every time I pull out a hammer or a drill, he runs to get his own little toy version – such fun!

-- -- Kevin in Mentor, Ohio

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Max

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#9 posted 2344 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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Patrick Jaromin

348 posts in 2418 days


#10 posted 2343 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks! Your story’s similar to mine…except that I had started many years earlier with a short stint in a cabinet shop and doing theatrical set work before a very long hiatus while I was single and living in downtown Chicago (condo, not very DIY friendly).

It all started coming back to me after moving to the ‘burbs and starting the home remodeling process.

Welcome!

-- Patrick, Chicago, IL http://www.TenonAndSpline.com/blog

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PanamaJack

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#11 posted 2328 days ago

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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Beginningwoodworker

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#12 posted 2163 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Paul D

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#13 posted 2163 days ago

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

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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gjd

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#14 posted 1980 days ago

Congratulations on your upcoming 1 year anniversary at Lumber Jocks!

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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Woodfix

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#15 posted 1752 days ago

That is a beautiful piece of work. Functional, nice style and precise workmanship. Well done.

Doug

-- Living is a constant gamble, life is about working the odds in your favour

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