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Location: Houston area
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long time dabbler, fairly new to actual woodworking. i have built sheds, fences, most things that incorporate 2x4s. projects where an 1/8 of an inch was good enough. i got seduced into thinking I could build a mission style quilt rack for my wife. the ones i found in stores were flimzy. i bought a plan and got started after much procrastination. the quilt rack went together pretty well, but i wanted to commit suicide about midway through the finishing process. i used a gel stain and let it set up. it was a pain to apply to all those littles nooks and crannies. now i'm on a mission to build and equip a garage workshop (on a budget). i want to start a blog to show the progress. i love to look at other workshops, the ingenuity and creativity is inspiring.

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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trifern

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#1 posted 2120 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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Max

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#2 posted 2120 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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davidroberts

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#3 posted 2120 days ago

thanks very much, that’s mighty nice, and fast too <g>.

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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woodworm

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#4 posted 2120 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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rikkor

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#5 posted 2120 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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Scott Bryan

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#6 posted 2119 days ago

Hello David,

Welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be an exciting and rewarding part of your woodworking experience.

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

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Bigdogs117

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#7 posted 2119 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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Grumpy

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#8 posted 2119 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks David. 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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KnotWright

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#9 posted 2098 days ago

Howdy David, Good to see a fellow Texan here, and one that’s pretty close by! Grew up south of Houston, still down there often to see the folks and friends, even do a job or two down that way. This is a GREAT place, but really addictive also but in a good way.

-- James

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Karson

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#10 posted 2097 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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tenontim

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#11 posted 2039 days ago

Thanks for the comment you posted, David. Look forward to having another “Jock” in San Saba. If you’re ever up for a visit, give me a call.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#12 posted 1871 days ago

A gift for you:)

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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gjd

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#13 posted 1757 days ago

Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary as a Lumber Jock! I look forward to more of your posts.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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cabinetmaster

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#14 posted 1756 days ago

Congratulations on your Anniversary. Hope you have many more on LumberJocks. We appreciate your posts and projects.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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suliman

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#15 posted 1690 days ago

Thanks for the comment you posted, David.
it is very simple and I will send the plan for you

-- Suliman , Syria, jablah ,

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