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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 1670 days ago

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 1670 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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cabinetmaster

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#3 posted 1670 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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woodworm

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#4 posted 1670 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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gjd

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#5 posted 1670 days ago

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.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#6 posted 1670 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#7 posted 1670 days ago

“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 1669 days ago

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 1669 days ago

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 1669 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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#11 posted 1669 days ago

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 1668 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
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#13 posted 1668 days ago

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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#14 posted 1666 days ago

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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#15 posted 1607 days ago

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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