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Blog entry by John posted 1009 days ago 3695 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am so glad that I came across this site. What an excellent venue for woodworkers to share ideas, skills, and knowledge. I’m sure I will learn a great deal here.
My interest in woodworking started about three years ago. I had a big house and no furniture. I have always enjoyed building things, but mainly they had been more along the lines of home improvements, construction, and remodeling. I was blessed to have been able to purchase my grandparents home and also lucky to have wonderful neighbors who happen to be my parents. My father has been doing woodwork for years and has a nice shop to which I have been fortunate enough to have full access. (That is when he’s not working on something.)
So, I decided I would furnish my house myself. I never thought I would fall in love with woodworking like I have, but now I’m hooked. I have many projects I’ve completed over the last three years and will post them at some point. At first, my work was done from plans. I then started looking at photos on-line for inspiration and would build items from pictures and make changes where I wanted. I’ve now graduated to building truely original items of my own creation. I’m always interested in hearing constructive critisim, so please feel free to give my honest feedback on anything I post.
Nice to meet you all!

-- John, Rocky Mount, VA



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reggiek

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#1 posted 1009 days ago

Welcome aboard, sounds like you have arrived at the right place. This is a great place to get tips, techniques and to answer some of the quick questions…beware though, it is addicting.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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HerbC

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#2 posted 1009 days ago

John,

Welcome to LumberJocks!

We’d all enjoy seeing your completed projects.

Come back soon but in the meantime…

Be Careful!

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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chrisstef

10391 posts in 1604 days


#3 posted 1009 days ago

welcome to the gang.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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RGtools

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#4 posted 1009 days ago

Welcome to the site. It’s almost as addicting as working wood.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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Cozmo35

2198 posts in 1634 days


#5 posted 1009 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks! You’ll come back soon. We all do….

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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Jeremy Greiner

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#6 posted 1009 days ago

Welcome to lumberjocks, soon you won’t be able to stay away.

-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer: http://www.1024studios.com/cuttingboard.html

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#7 posted 1009 days ago

Welcome to LJ!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#8 posted 1008 days ago

Jed – Welcome! and, Get to Posting! :-)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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Don W

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#9 posted 1008 days ago

Welcome to the site. I’m looking forward to seeing some of that furniture.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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SASmith

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#10 posted 1008 days ago

Welcome to lumberjocks.
I look forward to checking out your projects.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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John

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#11 posted 1008 days ago

Thanks for all the kind welcomes. This site ROCKS! I’m getting inspiration left and right. There are some serious artists and craftsmen on here.

-- John, Rocky Mount, VA

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mafe

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#12 posted 1008 days ago

Welcome here.
A big bunsh of wood children are addicted to this place.
Big smile,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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amagineer

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#13 posted 1008 days ago

Welcome! We look forward to your projects.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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Alongiron

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#14 posted 1008 days ago

Welcome to LJ. Would love to see your work.

-- Measure twice and cut once.....

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