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Location: Toronto, Ontario

I've been a woodworker for around 40 years off and on. Now mostly on. My wife and I live in a condo so no room for a shop any more. I now do all my woodwork at a local community centre that has a very well equipped wood shop with low yearly fees. There's nothing quite like it. I get to work with wood in a big shop with very good, commercial grade equipment but the real bonus is all the new woodworking friends I've made and work alone side. There are 85 woodworkers using the shop at various times and the shop is available from 8 to 10 most days of the week. The centre ( also offers low cost woodworking night courses and I teach the beginner and intermediate classes.
These days I prefer working on smaller projects like jewelry chests, boxes, boards etc.

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#1 posted 333 days ago

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy !
Because I often get asked questions by new members I’ve included the answers to the most( FAQ) along with my welcoming message to LJs.
You should know that posting questions or projects here (your profile page) will not get you very many responses’ just because it’s your profile page not part of a main forum. To post in a main forum read below.
Want to know how to post something?
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Just for the record even though I have a large number of post I’m not involved with LJs management ,I’m just another member.

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#2 posted 333 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#3 posted 331 days ago

welcome to lumberjocks!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#4 posted 331 days ago

Hey Mark! Welcome to LumberJocks.

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#5 posted 330 days ago

Beautiful looking box…the wood looks great, excellent job. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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BigFoot Products Canada

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#6 posted 304 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks.. I’m just down the road from you in St. Catharines..

I like your chair. I copied the pattern and I’ll be cutting some miniatures on my Laser..

All the BEST!!!

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