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Blog entry by dan81 posted 01-16-2013 10:48 AM 1389 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi. I just wanted to introduce myself and say thank you to the LJ’s that welcomed me when I first signed up. That was a nice surprise.
And now a litlle bit about my “shop”: I take over my Wife’s screened-in porch once the weather gets cold, and so I can only do woodworking in the winter. I have plastic on the windows and a small heater. It’s cold, but it works. All glue-ups happen in my living room! (Got a great wife, needless to say).
I really like woodworking. I use a lot of hand tools (partly because I enjoy it, but also because my whole shop has to break down and pack into a shed for the summer).
I’ll try to put some projects up as I go along and maybe a shot of my “shop”.
Thanks again. Looks like LJ’s is a great site.

-- Glue-up is still the stage when everything that was perfect in dry-fit goes horribly wrong, but I'm working on it.

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#1 posted 01-16-2013 02:58 PM

I love the good ‘tude here too. Very motivating.

Got a glue-up in the dining room right now, and nothing but some wooden walls and a garage door to keep the cold out, so I feel you.

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#2 posted 01-16-2013 03:21 PM

Hey, sounds kind of like my shop, freezing on the balcony is a theme!

-- Building stuff with my daughter (6). Pretty new to woodworking, I mostly sew...

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#3 posted 01-16-2013 03:26 PM

Welcome aboard.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#4 posted 01-16-2013 11:34 PM

I feel your pain mine is in a garage with no heat. Good to see you here.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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#5 posted 01-16-2013 11:50 PM

welcome to lumberjocks!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#6 posted 01-16-2013 11:53 PM

Welcome again thanks for the introduction.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 01-17-2013 12:29 AM

Man I feel yea, my first shop was in a barn and the walls weren’t good enough to keep the wind out, now in a 1 car garage in my apartment complex. But I can’t complain, I got 2 heaters that can get it pretty nice in here. And since I traded My wife for my Harley I’ve found that the bathroom makes a pretty nice finishing room too! Ha

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#8 posted 01-17-2013 01:49 AM

Welcome to LJ’s, Great place to be

Usually, if you make the wife things ocassionally, she’s much more tollerant of the shop.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#9 posted 01-17-2013 04:40 PM

Welcome to LJ’s.

No heat in the winter so I do my glue ups in the kitchen.

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#10 posted 01-17-2013 05:28 PM

Wow, thanks for all the responses.

When I was just starting to do woodworking I read an article about a guy who’s entire wood shop was on a single “dolly” that he could roll out of his garage and work on. I thought if he can do it like that, then a winter porch shouldn’t be an obstacle. Besides the plastic on screens, a portable propane heater takes the edge off…no need to worry about ventilation on a porch!

-- Glue-up is still the stage when everything that was perfect in dry-fit goes horribly wrong, but I'm working on it.

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