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Blog entry by harper_07 posted 07-02-2012 03:34 PM 3432 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Figured I would introduce myself. I am a brand new father, IT project manager, and general do-it-yourselfer.

I am new to woodworking (kind of). I have fond memories of fixing stuff around the farm with my Grandfather. But none of that was fine wood working. I got the itch to build a few years ago while making outdoor games for charity auctions and friends. Over the past couple of years I have gradually built up my tool portfolio. So far everything I have built is made from sheet goods and pocket holes. I want to graduate to solid wood, biscuits, box joints and dove tails. I am currently finishing 2 projects. The first is a hanging Cabinet prototype for my garage. The second is a changing station / pad holder for our first child. This is taking way too much time. Should have been done before he was born but I put way too much time into his nursery. I will add pictures once I figure out how to get them posted from photo bucket.

Once the Changing station is done my next project will be a router table.

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#1 posted 07-02-2012 03:35 PM

Welcome to Ljs Enjoy!

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 07-02-2012 03:50 PM

welcome to the gang harper ….

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Nate Meadows

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#3 posted 07-02-2012 04:28 PM

Welcome to LJs. You will love it here!


-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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Don W

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#4 posted 07-02-2012 04:35 PM

Welcome to Ljs’. I’ve been known to dabble in the IT world myself.

Lots of good stuff here.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#5 posted 07-02-2012 05:03 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks,the people and projects are awsome! Be careful and Have Fun!

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#6 posted 07-02-2012 05:10 PM

Good to have you here, Harper. Congrats on the projects underway and the new family!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#7 posted 07-02-2012 05:34 PM

welcome and congrates on the baby.

-- Bryan

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#8 posted 07-02-2012 09:28 PM

Congratulations on becoming a new father and role model, it’s a big job and unlike woodworking, it comes without a Handbook.

I’ve often said one should be alowed to be a Grandpa first, as it’s a better entry level position.

Welcome to LumberJocks , a world of advise, opinions, and experiences, all shared without judgement.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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Raymond Thomas

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#9 posted 07-02-2012 09:41 PM

Welcome to LJs and you came to the right place for advice and inspiration. Fatherhood – is not for the faint of heart – you will love it.

-- Raymond, Charlotte, NC -------- Demonstrate the difference!

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