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Location: Christchurch New Zealand

I'm a software development manager by profession which seems a million miles away from working with wood.

I was born and raised in Scotland ane emigrated to New Zealand (via 12 years in England) six years ago.

I'm certainly no expert, up until now I've been making do with an engineers vice and an old desk.
My workshop is my garage that I share with my partners multisport raceboats.

I reckon the first project I post will be the woodworkers vice I am currently working on.

My first experience of working with wood has been attending a furniture making course in Christchurch. This has been fun and I still attend every week however it does focus on the big machines and I am starting to become more interested in the hand tools (and smaller power tools).

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#1 posted 2184 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#2 posted 2184 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#3 posted 2184 days ago

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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#4 posted 2184 days ago

Hello Grimt,

Welcome to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be an exciting and rewarding part of your woodworking adventure.

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

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#5 posted 2184 days ago

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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#6 posted 2183 days ago

welcome to lumberjocks

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#7 posted 2183 days ago

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 †

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#8 posted 2183 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#9 posted 2182 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks! It’s a great place with great people, and, oh yeah, there’s the woodworking! Have fun and play safe! :)

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit and sign up for my project updates!

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#10 posted 2178 days ago

Welcome to LJs!! Glad you have joined us!!

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#11 posted 2177 days ago

Welcome! enjoy your stay, and smell the sawdust.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#12 posted 2177 days ago

Hey Grimt! Welcome to LumberJocks! Walk around and enjoy yourself, there is plenty to do and see. If you need anything, give us a ‘holler.


-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#13 posted 2177 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s hope to learn along with you!

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#14 posted 2176 days ago

Welcome. There are several other LJs from down your way.

Be sure to post some progress pics of your vice.


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#15 posted 2168 days ago

Welcome! I would suggest the next Lumberjocks picnic will be held in Hagley park…

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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