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Blog entry by Chris P. posted 1262 days ago 2471 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello, world!

I’m just building my first shop in my first home. Looking forward to making lots of wood into shapes and colors that fit my 1913 craftsman home in San Diego, CA. I already met one person who gave me DONUTS (thanks, Ken!) and turned me on to this site…thanks also for ending all productivity at work for me. ;-)

More to follow…thanks for all the great pictures and information on this site!
Cheers,
Chris



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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 1262 days ago

We are glad to have you on board, Chris. I am looking forward to hearing more from you.

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

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reedwood

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#2 posted 1262 days ago

Hey Chris, Big welcome from Chicago.

Just curious, is that blue hard hat you’re wearing on your avatar, OSHA approved? ha.

Woodworking is a lot of fun for sure, but something tells me your going to become a remodeler of a 1913 Craftsman home for the next 10 yrs. unless it’s already completed.

It took me 20 yrs. to finish my 1957 Cape Cod “Craftsman” house and shop.
At 53, I’m finally able to slow down and work in my shop on my own woodworking projects.
Enjoyed every minute of it.

Take lots of pictures, pay cash, recycle, do it right the first time, Take your time and finish one project before you start another.
Thats how I did it, and now I own my house.

I wish you the best.

-- mark

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489tad

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#3 posted 1262 days ago

A 1913 Craftsman, nice! Welcome to LJ.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 1262 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks and good luck on all of your future projects and other woodworking endeavors.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Chris P.

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#5 posted 1262 days ago

@Mark – I fear you’re right, but I’ll throw in a project just for me every once in a while. I HOPE! But at least having the space to work will help a bunch, before it was:

- wheel out the table saw, cut
- set up the sawhorses, use the mitre saw
- bring out hand tool x and plug in
- reverse process to clean up

Now I’ll have a real live shop with dust collection and all, and not having to move heavy tools all the time will be exciting! I’ll be posting pics of the shop in progress here soon…

@all – I’m looking forward to learning from everyone, I can’t believe how friendly and genuine everyone seems. I’m pretty pleased about that. :-)

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