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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

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#1 posted 1614 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

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#2 posted 1614 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

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#3 posted 1614 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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gjd

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#4 posted 1614 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

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#5 posted 1614 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

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#6 posted 1614 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

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#7 posted 1614 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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David Craig

2130 posts in 1615 days


#8 posted 1613 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 1613 days


#9 posted 1608 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

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#10 posted 1603 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

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#11 posted 1518 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

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#12 posted 1251 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

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#13 posted 586 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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