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Location: Owosso, Michigan
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I am a "jack of all trades" individual who fell into computer work for the last decade and I spend numerous hours in front of a screen. A couple of years ago, I decided I need a more physical, "hands on" hobby to help balance my time in the cyber world. Sometimes, you can spend all day working on an issue and not feel like you accomplished a darn thing. I wanted something in which I could look at the end product and feel the satisfaction that comes from making something.

My first attempt at woodworking involved making some wooden toys for my sons. My oldest (Samuel) is 13 right now and my youngest (Gabriel) is 10. At the time, my tools were as limited as my know-how. I had a 12 inch miter saw, a jigsaw, and a hand drill. Somehow, I miraculously survived the flying bits of wood that were a result of some stupid cut I would try, and the woodworking bug took hold. Now my basement shop has been going through small modifications and I have a half way decent collection of professional and cheap tools alike. Hopefully, the quality of the end product will improve with time and experience.

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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Max

55956 posts in 2910 days


#1 posted 1745 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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a1Jim

112028 posts in 2214 days


#2 posted 1745 days ago

Welcome to LJs a place were there are great people super projects and outstanding woodworkers. Enjoy

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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SnowyRiver

51451 posts in 2117 days


#3 posted 1745 days ago

Welcome aboard. Nice to have you join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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gjd

18326 posts in 2289 days


#4 posted 1745 days ago

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 your projects and posts.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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Scott Bryan

27251 posts in 2459 days


#5 posted 1745 days ago

Hello David,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be an interesting, as well as exciting, experience. Have fun and enjoy.

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

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cabinetmaster

10874 posts in 2195 days


#6 posted 1745 days ago

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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woodworm

14125 posts in 2227 days


#7 posted 1744 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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David Craig

2135 posts in 1745 days


#8 posted 1743 days ago

Thank you all for the warm welcome. I have been playing around down the basement for a couple of years and building up my tool collection, now I am ready to get to work ;) I have peeked in on Lumber Jocks for awhile and always found the forums interesting and insightful. I am happy to be here.

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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mynoblebear

722 posts in 1744 days


#9 posted 1738 days ago

I hope you find Lumberjocks inspiring and informative. The people hear are helpful and supportive.

-- Best Regards With Personalized Rocking Chairs And Furniture On My Mind, http://mynoblebear.com

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Karson

34870 posts in 3037 days


#10 posted 1734 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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Sam Shakouri

978 posts in 1724 days


#11 posted 1649 days ago

Your story is our story, we all started in the same way. Passion to any hobby is the main factor to improve the skill. Welcome to L J.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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gjd

18326 posts in 2289 days


#12 posted 1382 days ago

Imagine that! A year has almost gone by since you became a Lumber Jock. Congratulations on your anniversary! I look forward to your posts.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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CueballRosendaul

300 posts in 777 days


#13 posted 717 days ago

Nice to see another Michigander here.

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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