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#1 posted 12-17-2013 04:04 PM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy !
Because I often get asked questions by new members I’ve included the answers to the most( FAQ) along with my welcoming message to LJs.
You should know that posting questions or projects here (your profile page) will not get you very many responses’ just because it’s your profile page not part of a main forum. To post in a main forum read below.
Want to know how to post something?
See the drop-down box underneath my Lumberjocks in the upper right hand corner. Click on the arrow and select which type of posting you want to make (Project, Blog entry, Forum topic). This will take you to the appropriate page and you just fill in the form.
Sending Private messages(PMs) to other members
Click on the word” home” next to the profile picture of the member you want to contact ,then click on “send message”
Need help with posting or other questions ?
Ms DebbieP AKA Debbie Pribele (Ljs community manager)
Just for the record even though I have a large number of post I’m not involved with LJs management ,I’m just another member.

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#2 posted 12-17-2013 04:09 PM

Hi all! I’ve been referring to this site for some time now for tips and info and decided I better join.

I’m fairly new to woodworking. I did some back in high school and have done some small stuff with crap tools including remodeling my kitchen and building my own cabinets and finally transformed my small 12’ x 18’ one car garage in to a shop. I trimmed the whole thing in french cleats, so I can hang anything anywhere. I replaced my Skil aluminum table contractors tablesaw with a nice Delta cast iron table Biesmeyer fence tablesaw and have been trying to replace many of my other cheap tools with higher quality more accurate tools.

I’ve since then built an oak gun rack, barnwood wine table, glider swing, barnwood coffee table, 2 oak console tables, some bird and squirrel feeders, a pile of memory plaques for a friend that passed away, and lots of shop fixtures. I’m currently in the process of making 6 end grain cutting boards for Christmas. Which leads me to my question…

Where is the best, affordable place to buy exotic woods? I have a lot of ideas for cutting boards and other projects using purpleheart, padauk, etc… Prices seem to vary a lot online and I haven’t found a local place to get it from. Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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#3 posted 12-17-2013 04:21 PM

Hi Jim!

Thanks for the welcome! I didn’t realize that comment was just going to my profile until after I posted and seen your message.

I think I got it posted in the right place now.


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#4 posted 12-17-2013 07:23 PM

Welcome to LJs

-- David in Damascus, MD

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