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Location: Anchorage Alaska
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70 y/o, still working about 2/3 time. Have dabbled in woodworking for many years, mostly to accomplish utilitarian projects for home, and occasionaly work. With a little more time, due to paring back some other hobbies severely, I am now pursuing woodworking with the idea of it being a major hobby.

I am not too ambitious, and plan to use some older power tools and some new smaller inexpensive tools. I have a Craftsman radial arm saw 1971 vintage, in good condition. I am finishing a new table for it and tuning it up. Almost exclusively used for 90 degree crosscut now. Also in the old category, a 1990 Delta contractor's saw. I put a new fence on it recently. I have a fair sampling of other power tools, most installed and in use for years, others still in the box.

The rest will develop over the years as I revamp my shop and expand my tool collection and capabilities. No rush, just plan to enjoy the hobby.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 09-26-2009 05:46 PM

Hello Jbertelson,

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.

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

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Max

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#2 posted 09-26-2009 06:01 PM

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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cabinetmaster

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#3 posted 09-27-2009 12:59 AM

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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woodworm

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#4 posted 09-27-2009 01:55 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 09-27-2009 02:41 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! This is a great place to get – or give – advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are a wonderful source of new ideas. I love this site, I hope you will enjoy it too.

Look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

-- Gary

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#6 posted 09-27-2009 03:28 AM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#7 posted 09-27-2009 12:15 PM

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

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Jim Bertelson

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#8 posted 09-27-2009 05:43 PM

Well, that is quite a welcome. Found this forum searching for solutions to some issues as I started upgrading the shop, and thought it would be a good source of information and camaraderie.

I checked out some of the threads, such as “You know you’re LumberJock if/when…”. That made me wonder…would I fit in. Am I … er, ah …. crazy enough, you know…obsessed.

Then realizing that yesterday a dumped a whole quart ($15) of Watco into the bottomless pit of MDF that is my new radial arm table, and that I have decided it will look much better if I edge it in oak…

It’s obvious that I will fit right in.

Jim

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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Grumpy

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#9 posted 09-27-2009 10:44 PM

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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Karson

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#10 posted 09-28-2009 01:36 AM

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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#11 posted 09-28-2009 02:01 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks. It is a GREAT place to get ideas for your projects and help when you get stuck. There is a ton of information to help you along the way.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#12 posted 09-28-2009 11:09 PM

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
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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a1Jim

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#13 posted 09-29-2009 07:34 AM

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Northerner

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#14 posted 10-01-2009 09:14 AM

hey jim, thanks for stopping by and im returning the favor.
from what i read it looks like we both have the same attitude!
were both laid back, taking things slow and enjoying the tools we have.

look forward to seeing you around.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning!

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mynoblebear

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#15 posted 11-28-2009 06:20 PM

I hope you find Lumberjocks inspiring and informative. The people hear are helpful and supportive.

-- Best Regards With Personalized Rocking Chairs And Furniture On My Mind, http://mynoblebear.com

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