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Location: Minneapolis, MN

I am a recent convert to using hand tools almost exclusively. My uncle got me into using hand tools, specifically hand planes, moulder, rabbets and the like instead of their power tool counter parts. In the beginning, I thought he was turning into a crazy old man, well, more crazy than usual. Through him I caught the hand tool bug. I am 22 years old and I am now obsessed with using planes, braces, hand saws and the like instead of using the power tools that I would normally turn to. So, since I "converted" I have acquired a few tools that are my new favorite toys. I have a Stanley block plane, Sargent Jack plane, Stanley 71 router plane, Craftsman rabbet plane, an old woody, skewed rabbet plane. My newest, and my particular favorite, addition is my Stanley No. 45 Combination plane.

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commented on Traditional Woodworks #1: Woodworking blog 02-11-2011 03:38 AM
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replied on Affordable hand plane for the beginners 05-06-2010 03:48 AM
commented on garratti's Profile 05-04-2010 05:24 AM
replied on Sprucing up a Stanley 45 04-27-2010 07:31 AM
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#1 posted 04-27-2010 06:46 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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#2 posted 04-27-2010 04:47 PM

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 04-28-2010 03:36 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 look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

To get the most feedback on your projects, it’s best to only post 1 or 2 at a time. This way you will get feedback over several days and from a wide variety of members.

Please enjoy your membership.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#4 posted 04-28-2010 05:08 AM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 04-28-2010 05:36 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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#6 posted 04-29-2010 04:22 AM

“Welcome to LJ’s”…best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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#7 posted 05-01-2010 02:23 AM

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself a few months ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…


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

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#8 posted 05-04-2010 05:24 AM

Thanks for all the welcome messages, and yes this site is very addicting. I have the most recent thing I have done on my blog

Once it is completed, I will post some pics on here.


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#9 posted 05-18-2010 05:24 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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