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Location: montague, ma

well im only 19, been doing a little wood working from time to time, no training what so ever, just me in the basement trying new things, mostly for presents for others, it all started cause i was a kid and had no money to buy people stuff and now i just love doing it and the things people make are often better and built with love

i often build with pine, my uncle owns and operates norwood and sons logging in northfield ma and i get free rough saw pine from him, i believe that pine and even knotty pine can look just as good as hardwoods, plus for me its free, i do also like to use dark accenting exotic woods

i work as a machinist at starretts in athol ma in the special gage department after graduating from franklin county technical school what i do is make gages for large companies like GE, pratt and withney, caterpiller, IDD and tons more smaller companies. we mostly make gages that measure airplane engine parts and such but anything that cant be measured with a regular tool, we make something custom to only measure on dimension on one part. thats the link to there site and some of the gage styles we often make

i have learned a ton working there that have helped me with all sorts of things. i have to be able to see flaws in the designs before i begin working on them and be able to see how the project is going to come together in the end. that has helped me be able to design my own wood projects at home and see them come to life

-- Colby Norwood- learn how to measure, measure once, cut once

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#1 posted 03-07-2009 12:21 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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#2 posted 03-07-2009 12:25 AM

Hello Colby,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be both an exciting and an inspirational part of your woodworking journey.

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

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#3 posted 03-07-2009 01:11 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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#4 posted 03-07-2009 01:30 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks….It will be a great resource for you and your projects. There are a bunch of great people here willing to help……have fun….Looking forward to your projects and posts….. WARNING: Visiting LumberJocks has proven to be addictive.

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#5 posted 03-07-2009 01:47 AM

hey there colby, I live in westfield ma. we’re like neighbors… kinda.

I started woodworking the same way as you; no money for presents so i made stuff.

Welcome to Lumberjocks.

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#6 posted 03-07-2009 02:07 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 03-07-2009 02:29 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks ! I’ve seen your projects and I must say at 18 years old your well on your way to being a great craftman.

-- - " If you want square work, You don't cut corners. " - -- Tom Goodman, Santa Maria, CA.

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#8 posted 03-07-2009 02:52 AM

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help you with your woodworking endeavors. Feel free to ask for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………..LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#9 posted 03-07-2009 11:46 AM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#10 posted 03-07-2009 04:19 PM

Welcome, glad you’ve joined us!

-- Bill, Florida

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#11 posted 03-07-2009 04:25 PM

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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#12 posted 03-07-2009 10:48 PM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! This is a great place to get – or give – advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are a wonderful source of new ideas. I love this site, I hope you will enjoy it too.

Look forward to seeing more of your projects and posts.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#13 posted 03-08-2009 10:54 PM

Welcome 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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#14 posted 03-12-2009 12:26 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. The projects are an inspiration, the information is priceless and the people are supportive. The only problem is, the site can get addictive.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#15 posted 05-03-2009 06:37 PM

Colby, a belated welcome. After seeing some of your projects I have to say that you certainly belong and I, for one look forward to learning a lot from you. Please consider blogging some of your more unusual or complicated projects, preferably right from the design stage. Don’t be reluctant to ask questions, we all learn from one another.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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