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Location: buda tx

HI everyone I had built piceses (furniture) here and their for people for ages but when my wife had our two childern i switched from being a gen. contractor-painting con. to the stay at home parent. So i needed something i could when ever i had time. I also went to an auction about that time and got alot of rough sawn lumber for next to nothing. That started it off ,Gage Western Furnishings . I build western-cowboy stuf that pops into my head or my take on other things i've seen. MY shop is a two car garage,whitch is way to small with lumber and tools. Most of the time their are only small alleys one front to back and a couple side to side , the one thing that make it useable is that everything is on wheels . For my work benches and tools i used two lockers and laided them down on thier sides then i put casters under them and a pic. of plywood on top this macks them @ 35 in. off the floor. My bigest project right now is building a bandsaw saw mill .

-- gagewestern

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#1 posted 03-24-2009 10:09 PM

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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#2 posted 03-24-2009 10:33 PM

Hello Gagewestern,

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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#3 posted 03-24-2009 10:40 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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#4 posted 03-25-2009 12:52 AM

Welcome Brian. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and don’t forget to use pushsticks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#5 posted 03-25-2009 01:23 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks….It will be a great resource for you and your projects. There are a bunch of great people here willing to help……have fun….Looking forward to your projects and posts….. WARNING: Visiting LumberJocks has proven to be addictive.

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#6 posted 03-25-2009 01:58 AM

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.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#7 posted 03-25-2009 02:34 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 03-26-2009 01:34 AM

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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#9 posted 03-26-2009 02:10 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 soon moving to Virginia †

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#10 posted 03-31-2009 01:20 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.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#11 posted 04-18-2009 09:46 PM

Thanks for your kind words Brian. It was just a hobby when I was in high school a few years back. I have not been in a wood shop since completing this, though I am interested in picking it up again (partly why I joined the blog). I will be sure to update with new projects if and or when I do get back too it.


-- Philadelphia / NYC (Columbia)

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#12 posted 11-29-2009 10:23 PM

Hi. Thanks for the compliment on the mesquite slabs. I was wondering if I may pick your brain a bit? I built a bandsaw mill and have milled about 2000 bd ft and have about 2000 more to mill. How do you market your wood? I built this saw with hopes that it may help pay for my college tuition, also allowing me to work at my leisure around my class schedule. I’m trying to sell it locally, any advice? tips? Price points? You mentioned $20 a foot for a slab like that, and I agree. However, the public doesn’t seem to agree with me. hahaha. Any help you could offer would be greatly appreciated! I’m not a commercial outfit, just a one man show so to speak. Thanks again.

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Monte McCoy

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#13 posted 01-06-2010 08:13 PM

hey i posted pics of the lion you wanted to see

-- -- With the right tools and material you are only limited by your imagination--

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#14 posted 03-20-2010 02:11 AM

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

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#15 posted 03-28-2010 05:53 AM

Hi there,
Congratulations on your first anniversary of being part of the LumberJock community… something to be very proud of…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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