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Location: League City, Texas
Website: http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

Came back to woodworking after ending a lousy domestic situation. I've been blessed now with the world's best wife, and a well equipped shop. Hopefully I can get back up to speed skills wise...

Wood shop for me was one of the few classes in Junior High and High School that I actually enjoyed, and looked forward to. I built a lot of projects back then, everything from coat trees and kitchen tables to convex curved gluelams for skateboards. From 1987 to 2004 my total woodworking projects consisted of building a replacement dinette table / berth base for a rented travel trailer (it was cheaper to buy the router, bits, and cheap router table and do it myself in the time I had left than it was to buy a pre made piece, when all was said and done noone could tell...) some fence repairs on my house, and a strong tie and 2x4 workbench. Since restarting I have made countless bowls, spindles, boxes, step stools, toy cars and whatnot. Only very few of them worth talking about, but I am loving it. I really only started in earnest in early 2008, and have been getting in as much shop time as I can.

I am a system administrator by day, and do woodworking and other DIY pursuits for a creative outlet and stress relief.

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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SnowyRiver

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#1 posted 07-21-2009 04:00 AM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 07-21-2009 04:06 AM

Hay Welcome to LJs Its a Great Place

-- Jim, Kentucky

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 07-21-2009 04:33 AM

Hello Dbhost,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be both a rewarding and an inspirational part of your woodworking adventure.

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

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Max

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#4 posted 07-21-2009 05:00 AM

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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#5 posted 07-21-2009 06:08 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. The projects are an inspiration, the information is priceless and the people are supportive. The only problem is, the site can get addictive.

-- Sawing, sanding, scraping, cutting? Let Rockwell Sonicrafter do the job. http://rockwellsonicrafter.com & A more general blog at http://resay.org

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#6 posted 07-21-2009 07:20 AM

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Grumpy

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#7 posted 07-21-2009 09:21 PM

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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#8 posted 07-21-2009 10:31 PM

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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Karson

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#9 posted 07-22-2009 04:04 AM

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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Splinterman

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#10 posted 07-22-2009 10:29 AM

Welcome to LJ’s…the best site to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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#11 posted 07-22-2009 11:34 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. The projects are an inspiration, the information is priceless and the people are supportive. The only problem is, the site can get addictive.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#12 posted 07-23-2009 04:39 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks, Glad to have you with us, Enjoy your Stay!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#13 posted 07-24-2009 08:27 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks – The best woodworking community anywhere!
I look forward to seeing your posts and projects.

Share the Love ~ Share the Knowledge

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

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#14 posted 08-04-2009 05:21 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. It is a GREAT place to get ideas for your projects and help when you get stuck. There is a ton of information to help you along the way.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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