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Location: Bergton, Virginia

I am a relatively new wood worker from northwestern Virginia (Shenandoah Valley) and learning something new each day I am in the shop.

I have some hand tools and some power tools......enough to "make" mistakes and start the learning curve. But I need MORE tools! LOL I am of the mind-set, 'use what you have' and that way I will soon find out what are true needs vs. wants.

I usually make what I "see." By that, I mean that I know what I want to make when I start out but I often let the wood guide me to where we end up. It usally ends up for the better that way.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#1 posted 10-23-2011 12:20 AM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#2 posted 10-23-2011 12:52 AM

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 10-23-2011 05:08 AM

Welcome. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and don’t forget to use pushsticks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#4 posted 10-24-2011 01:24 AM

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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#5 posted 10-24-2011 05:53 PM


-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#6 posted 10-25-2011 06:10 AM

“WELCOME to LJ’s.”

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#7 posted 01-16-2012 12:55 PM

Needs wants… I want and need more room, and tools… I mean come it is a simple calculation… More wood = more power & more tools… see simple… oh wait my other half is looking over my shoulder giving me the look… sorry you are on your own on this one…

Welcome… have fun.

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ...

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#8 posted 03-18-2012 03:14 PM

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

-- 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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#9 posted 04-08-2012 01:12 AM

Look forward to seein more o your projects

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#10 posted 12-14-2012 11:24 PM

you anywhere near Luray?

-- Brent Golden

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#11 posted 01-19-2013 03:26 AM

Good work on a new project
power is back on

-- KOOG plan today...survive tommorow

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