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Location: Eden, NY

I am relatively new to woodworking but worked on projects with my Dad when I was younger. I could never make anything square until I not so long ago read that I should not rely on measurements and start using stop blocks. Sounded obvious enough so once I started doing that, the rest was history. That and the internet is a wealth of information. I tend to favor craftsman style and other simple yet sturdy designs. My entire workshop and projects are done on a VERY limited budget. My tools consist of hand-me-downs from my Dad as he upgrades (I try to convince him he needs to upgrade) and what I find second hand. I purchase bulk cherry at a nearby mill that auctions it off twice a year for a good price. The remainder I get from the scrap pile of nearby millwork shops. I'm partial to cherry and quartersawn oak. I purchased a mill for my chainsaw mill so that I can make lumber when I find something interesting. There are LOTS of big old trees on my property just waiting to be made into something. Let's see what the future holds.

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#1 posted 2039 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

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#2 posted 2039 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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#3 posted 2039 days ago

Welcome Dave. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see more of your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and don’t forget to use pushsticks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#4 posted 2039 days ago

Welcome, glad you’ve joined us!

-- Bill, Florida

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#5 posted 2039 days ago

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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#6 posted 2039 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 †

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#7 posted 2039 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks…hope you like this website as much as I do…here’s wishing you lots of inspiration.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#8 posted 2039 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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Scott Bryan

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#9 posted 2039 days ago

Hello Daveysprocket,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be both a rewarding 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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#10 posted 2039 days ago

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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#11 posted 2039 days ago

Welcome to the shop. I look forward to seeing your projects and I hope you enjoy the site. There is alot of good information available from both professionals and amateurs who are willing to share their craft. God Bless!

-- Rusty

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#12 posted 2039 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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#13 posted 2038 days ago

welcome.. have fun here. This is a great place to meet and learn

-- making sawdust....

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#14 posted 2034 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#15 posted 2032 days ago

Welcome to LJ. We are practically neighbors. I live down in Arcade. There are a couple other locals as well. Enjoy!


-- Rich, WNY,

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