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Blog entry by itsme_timd posted 11-30-2007 05:55 PM 781 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi All,

I’m just getting started in woodworking and just completed my first project. A simple sqaure frame headboard for our guest bedroom – I’ll get a pic up soon.

I’ve got a couple other projects in the works – a picture frame and a mission-style couch table. Trying to learn as much as I can about methods tips and tricks. One of the exciting things about taking on a new hobby is that you have so much to learn, everything is new to me and even simple things make me say “WOW!”.

I’ve ‘tinkered’ some in the past, my uncle is a trim carpenter / cabinet maker and I worked a couple summers with him – I mostly spent time cutting and nailing baseboard and window trim. :-)

I’m actually a tech-geek and prefer most things to be state-of-the art. However I have a passion for learning traditional techniques in woodworking. I prefer not to use nails or screws unless absolutely necessary – I know, it’s corny, but I feel the project is more pure when it’s all wood.

Looking forward to learning new and creative ways of using my tools and seeing all the great projects everyone is working on. I’m sure I’ll have a ton of questions

Tim D

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#1 posted 11-30-2007 05:55 PM

Hey, Tim! Welcome to LJ!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#2 posted 11-30-2007 06:10 PM

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#3 posted 11-30-2007 06:16 PM

Welcome and if your a fan of no hardware you should check out the summer joinery challenge entries .

No glue was allowed either..just a small example of items on this site..enjoy.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#4 posted 11-30-2007 06:29 PM

Welcome. It’s going to be fun learning from someone who is learning :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 11-30-2007 06:41 PM

Welcome from another newbie, Tim. You are gonna love it here.

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#6 posted 11-30-2007 07:04 PM

Wecome to LJ’s, You are going to love learning and sharing here.
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#7 posted 11-30-2007 08:01 PM

Ebanista is a man with much insight to the psychological hold that woodworking has over people.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#8 posted 12-01-2007 12:32 AM

It’s woodworking without the the work!

-- Illegitimis nil carborundum - Don't let the bastards grind you down

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#9 posted 12-01-2007 12:36 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks, Tim. This is a good place to waste a lot of time.LOL And maybe learn a little.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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