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Blog entry by garyj posted 10-29-2009 03:14 PM 1081 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hey guys,

Just found your site yesterday and signed up. I’m amazed at the range of projects and the incredible artistry involved. There is certainly a lot of talent out there!!! I am brand new to woodworking, however I’ve always had a love of wood. Today, I’m hoping to successfully negotiate with a Craigs list seller for an 8” PM planer, and after the 400 mile round trip, swing by our local Woodcraft store and pick up the cabinet saw I bought two weeks ago. Wish me luck with this new adventure and stay tuned. I’m sure it will take me years to figure out how to work these tools in order to produce something worthy of posting. My thanks goes out to the nine folks who welcomed me to your group!

Gary



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cstrang

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#1 posted 10-29-2009 03:29 PM

We are all glad to have you here and hope to see some of your projects soon, good luck with the trip and welcome.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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Julian

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#2 posted 10-29-2009 04:35 PM

Congratulations on your new purchases, and welcome to the forum.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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Jim Bertelson

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#3 posted 10-29-2009 04:37 PM

It is always informative, and fun, to hear of the trials and tribulations we all have in purchasing and installing new woodworking machines. Hope to read a blow by blow description…......

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#4 posted 10-29-2009 04:59 PM

Well one thing for shure you will be busy and having great fun welcome

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eddy

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#5 posted 10-29-2009 05:35 PM

post all of your projects even if you don’t think they are “worthy” the people here are more than happy to comment and help i have learned a lot in a very short time form all the great people here it will accelerate your learning curve like you wont believe. how to set up a tools, project ideas, how too’s, sometimes i think this is better than any school i could have gone to

-- self proclaimed copycat

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Scott Bryan

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#6 posted 10-29-2009 05:35 PM

Gary, it sounds like you are in store for an exciting day. It always is fun to add a new tool to the shop.

Post some pictures of the new toys when you get a chance.

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

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 10-29-2009 05:43 PM

Welcome To LJs Gary
We look forward to updates as to how things progress.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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dustyal

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#8 posted 10-29-2009 05:53 PM

sounds like you are off to a fast start already. I had the interest and desire to do woodworking in retirement, but it was LJ’s that really made it happen for me. Stay tuned in and you will pick up a lot of useful info… and do share your progress on your shop.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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John Gray

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#9 posted 10-29-2009 05:56 PM

Welcome aboard!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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drfixit

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#10 posted 10-29-2009 06:00 PM

Well welcome to LJs, I was told this site is additicing when i signed up… they wasnt kidding!

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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huff

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#11 posted 10-29-2009 06:05 PM

Gary, welcome to LJ’s. Sounds like Christmas is coming to your shop early this year. Nothing is more exciting then getting a new tool for the shop ( except building something using that new tool). We look forward to hearing more about your tools, shop and hope you’ll post some pictures.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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DTWoodknot

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#12 posted 10-29-2009 06:43 PM

Gary welcome to LJ’s as a new wood worker you came to the right place you can learn a lot on this site i have and I’ve be in to it for some time. happy wood working

-- Dave, I wood if I could but I can't so I woodknot

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nmkidd

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#13 posted 10-29-2009 07:33 PM

Welcome to LJs…......a place filled with great folks with a lot of experience and knowledge to benefit from. Don’t be afraid to ask questions…...these folks here don’t bite, they just have a lot of learnin’ to offer.

Congrats on your new toys. Enjoy

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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Rick Dennington

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#14 posted 10-29-2009 09:03 PM

Glad to have you here, Garyj. It’s a great place to learn, grow, and experience all the knowledge these guys have to offer. I been ww a long time, and I’m still learning,especially on this site. These guys(and gals) are here for you. All you have to do is ask. Have fun with the new tools, and be safe.

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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gagewestern

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#15 posted 10-29-2009 09:49 PM

gary have fun

-- gagewestern

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