John Lowell

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Location: Ijamsville, MD

7/31/13 - Been a bit behind, but got a new job in Feb this year, a lot less time in the shop, but have a few things going. Will try and remember to post. Have been using LJ's to get ideas for improvements, esp in dust collection. Just always think there is a better way.....

Have no idea when this was posted, but it was during my "retirement" -
Am currently between jobs, spending some time most days in the shop.

My skill set is that of a hobby woodworker, started with a portable table saw about 2004 when I built a small shed in Seattle. Slowly building up tools, router, jigsaw, pneumatic nail guns, ROS, etc. Last year purchased a floor standing drill press and have been very happy with the new abilities to drill straight holes.

Since moving to Maryland, I have a basement shop and have tried to get better dust collection. Still working on it, I have been asked by the boss to wall off the air handler for the heating system due to dust entering the return. So, need to get serious about keeping the mess down, organizing and installing the equipment.

Most projects tend to be small to med in size, with one large entertainment center I finished in 2012. I am learning what my skills, tools and space allow, and the 6' top was about the max.

I really like working with the kids and built them a small workbench for their use. They use the space for building small projects and furniture for their own use. They are very helpful in many aspects of the hobby, sanding and cleanup, something about the vacuum and watching the chips disappear keeps them interested.

Will be watching for kid projects and of course DC improvements!


-- Trying, but lots to learn.....

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commented on New saw 09-05-2014 01:33 AM
commented on Garage Cabinets #7: workbench fronts and top 08-24-2014 10:53 PM
commented on Modifying HF's Dust Collector for Better Mobility, Sturdiness & Electrical Capacity 08-23-2014 11:05 PM
commented on Equipping the Shop #10: I got bit by the handplane bug 08-23-2014 10:44 PM
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#1 posted 12-22-2012 03:24 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#2 posted 12-22-2012 03:46 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”

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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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#3 posted 12-22-2012 07:43 PM

welcome to lumberjocks!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#4 posted 12-23-2012 02:06 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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