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1419 posts in 1752 days

Location: Garland ME

I am a 58 year old, still only about 5 years into working with wood on a serious level. That's when I have time to get serious about the work. I have learned many things so far, but realize, as I did almost immediately, that, this woodworking thing involves a great deal of information, tools, talents, patience, dedication, SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS, self motivation, and a bunch of other stuff, which probably varies from person to person. I Love it, I can spend all day working on a piece, and before I know it, the day is over, and I have to stop for the day. Up here in Maine, and with a non-heated shop, I have to tough it out quit a bit, but, I kinda shuffle from the shop to my Sun room, which is connected to the house, and can be heated. Wood reacts to all the same things we react to, or kinda, it's not hearing us or anything, but, sure seems to have a mind of it's own at times. I am hoping to share some of my projects, and to hear about others dealing with, and creating with, the wood. Woodworking is a very interesting and challenging thing to do, hope to share many years of making projects with others and continuing to learn more about this fascinating art.

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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1419 posts in 1752 days

#1 posted 1752 days ago

Hi everybody My brother told me this is a great site to share information and project stories. Well, I have a question right away. I am trying to cut some 1/16” brass plate on my band saw, I bought a 24TPI blade to do that, question is, are there blades out there with a higher tooth count, I did not find one so far, I think I really need 32TPI so to have 2 teeth within the thickness of the metal being cut, OR NOT, don’t know for sure, any in put on what is best to use for 1/16” thick brass plate is appreciated, IT’S MIC Woodworker

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#2 posted 1751 days ago

Hey there, glad to see another person join the LumberJocks community! It’s a great place to meet new people, post projects, ask questions and so much more, hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Also a better place to publish your question is in the forum section, alot more people will see it there and you will get an answer quicker. Welcome!

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

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#3 posted 1751 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 1751 days ago

Welcome aboard. Nice to have you join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 1751 days ago

Hello Itsmic,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be an interesting, as well as exciting, experience. Have fun and enjoy.

Itsmic, your question will get read by more members if you post it as a blog or forum topic. There are a number of members who have posted projects that have involved cutting brass so someone will have an answer for you.

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

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#6 posted 1751 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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#7 posted 1751 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help you with your woodworking endeavors. Feel free to ask for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#8 posted 1751 days ago

Welcome to LJs a place were there are great people super projects and fantastic woodworkers.Enjoy.

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 1749 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#10 posted 1749 days ago

“Welcome to LJ’s” ….the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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#11 posted 1736 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks. The projects are an inspiration, the information is priceless and the people are supportive. The only problem is, the site can get addictive.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#12 posted 1392 days ago

Imagine that! A year has almost gone by since you became a Lumber Jock. Congratulations on your anniversary! I look forward to your posts.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#13 posted 1329 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s, I am sure you will enjoy it!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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Dale J Struhar Sr

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#14 posted 1326 days ago

Thanks for the kind words about my box. It is hinged with a 1/8/ brass pin in each end. Andy posted a blog on how he makes them and I gave it a try. Take a look at his page and check out the boxes he makes.

Glad you joined LJ it’s fun and full of different projects from hundreds of people that share our enthusiasm for woodworking. I like the contrast in the woods you used in your boxes. Nice job.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#15 posted 1083 days ago

Thanks for the welcome.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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