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Hello. My name is Eddie and I have a woodworking problem. There, I admitted it. I have been working with wood since I was a kid. My Father and Grandfather were both woodworkers. I’ve gotten more serious about furniture making in the last few years. My lovely Wife thinks its a giant plot to spend money on tools. Shes right but I’ll never admit it to her. I just finished a small project using only hand tools. It was the charging station from woodworking for meer mortals. I made it out of pine. Ok, I lied. I started to reduce the 3/4 pine to 1/2 with a jack plane, but gave up and used my lunchbox planer. I had to work the next day and had to be able to lift my arms. Otherwise, all by hand. Great fun. I usually use a blended approach. I think I’m going to start a carved keepsake box today for SWMBO. Should be fun. See Ya

-- Eddie M.



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Rob Drown

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#1 posted 529 days ago

Welcome Eddie. Glad you joined us here on LJUBLJANA. There are a lot of great folks to meet here. Welcome!

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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deeman

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#2 posted 529 days ago

Welcome Eddie

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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clieb91

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#3 posted 529 days ago

HI Eddie, As a wood working addict you came to the right place. Look forward to seeing your work.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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WoodenFrog

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#4 posted 529 days ago

Welcome Eddie!!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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SPalm

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#5 posted 529 days ago

Hey Eddie, I can relate.
Welcome aboard, this place is a real inspiration.

See ya around,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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stefang

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#6 posted 529 days ago

Hi Eddie and welcome to LJ. If you take your wife out to dinner every time you buy a pricey new tool you will both be happy and the wife will look enthusiastically forward to your next purchase. Good luck and Bon Apetite!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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JesseTutt

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#7 posted 529 days ago

Welcome Eddie.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 529 days ago

Welcome, Eddie. Just start making some nice stuff for your wife and she’ll come around. Have fun.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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NormG

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#9 posted 528 days ago

Well you have admitted to your addiction. That is a great start, now what are you going to do about it? Only time and money will be of the most benefit treatment for this. This of course will result in vast amounts of saw dust and wood shavings. There also will be some lost time with others

-- Norman

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eddieduhgreat

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#10 posted 528 days ago

Thanks for the warm welcome and good advise. I think I’m going to fit in around here.

-- Eddie M.

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Don W

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#11 posted 528 days ago

Welcome to LJs. If you came here for help with your affliction. You came to the right spot. We have some professional enablers here.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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greg48

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#12 posted 528 days ago

Eddie,
If your looking for a 12 step program, this is not the place for you. Here we all embrace our addiction (to wood that is)

-- Greg, No. Cal.

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