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Location: Brisbane Qld Australia
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Retired from work to become a full time carer to my 92 year old frail aged Mother. I love Wood Work but really know nothing about the subject, but I am trying. I don't get a lot of time to fiddle about in my Wood Shop as my care duties must come first.
So far I have a nice Wood Lathe and some beautiful unhandled chisels that are begging me to make handles for them. A Band Saw and an assortment of blades which would cover resawing quite large and hard wood timber and some really fine blades for band saw boxes. After seeing Steve Ramsay making a band saw box I was hooked and want to make one. My table saw is not bad, nothing fancy but for me a prized possession. What else, oh yes, a grinder, a standing drill press and a really strong work bench which I am really proud of as I built it myself and although it may not be totally plumb, its strong and will take a good thumping.
I was given a 30 year old Makita Router that was still in the box and never been used, so I bought a Kregg Router table, you know the big blue one on a stand ? Thats the one and fitted locking casters, Wow! I can't wait to use it. Even the smell of cut timber and the transformation of a rough old bit of wood that becomes a thing of beauty when re sawn fills me with joy, so maybe in time I will learn enough to attempt some very basic projects.

Greetings from Australia and Happy Wood Working to Everyone.

Kind regards,

Cliff (CEEGO)

-- Cliff Australia

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#1 posted 325 days ago

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy !
Because I often get asked questions by new members I’ve included the answers to the most( FAQ) along with my welcoming message to LJs.
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-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 325 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#3 posted 319 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- Todd

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AngieO

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#4 posted 304 days ago

Welcome! This is an awesome place to learn and get lots of inspiration. Love this site. Can’t wait to see some of your projects.

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Cliff

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#5 posted 304 days ago

Thank you for the welcome AngieO.

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia

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#6 posted 304 days ago

Welcome to Ljs !!!! Hope you get a chance to put those tools to work soon. Can’t wait to see some projects.

-- Gary,Nebraska

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Cliff

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#7 posted 303 days ago

Thanks for the nice welcome Gary.

Cliff

-- Cliff Australia

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#8 posted 268 days ago

Good to see another Aussie on the site Cliff. A belated warm welcome.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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