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Location: Shelbyville, KY

Well... I got started in woodworking out of necessity. A friend of mine needed a cage, and he couldn't find one to suit him in any store. He came over, we fired up my grandfather's old Delta tablesaw, and the rest is history. I have since built a toddler bed for my friend's daughter, a 7 foot long laminated workbench/craft table/junk collector for my mother, a pine buffet for another friend of mine, a couple of small clocks, and other miscellaneous small projects. Once I got in the shop, there was no turning back. I have put together a rather extensive tool collection for a beginner, and my shop is a two-car garage that my car has never seen the inside of. I'm mostly self taught with the help of many books, magazines and Norm every Sunday at 6:00. I have a 76 year old great uncle that has been building furniture for over 20 years, and I like to pick his brain every time I get a chance. Unfortunately we do not live in the same town, so visits with him are few and far between. I currently work in the engineering field, but the desk drives me crazy so I like to get out in the shop every chance I get. Maybe someday I can lose the desk and work in the shop full time.

-- JP, Shelbyville, KY

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#1 posted 2725 days ago

Well, as one person who ditched corporate life for woodworking, I hope you get the chance as well. Of course, you will miss the money…..

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 2720 days ago

Welcome JP. I see that you signed up a day after me. It’s nice to see that you posted something.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#4 posted 2700 days ago

JP welcome to LumberJocks. I downloaded the Business Card case from Wood magazine. I had the issues around the one that I needed, but I figured $3.00 and I get it in a pdf file that I get to save.

I trying to figure out how to cut it more in a mass produced mode. Where you cut lot of ends at one time etc.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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Ryan Corrigan

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#5 posted 2682 days ago

I live in Versailles, but my shop is in Sadieville. If your not sure where that is, it is located 10mi. north of Georgetown. Are you a hobbyist or a vocational woodworker? I have a one man shop. That is my full time job. I look forward to more correspondence as I’m always looking for more contacts in the world of woodworking.

-- Ryan Corrigan Sadieville, KY

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#6 posted 2648 days ago

JP, I am from Pikeville,Ky.Good to find another Ky. woodworker on here.

-- F.Little

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#7 posted 2647 days ago

Good to have you with us. I have several friends, myself included, who worked for years at professions that were not as satisfying as one minute in the shop working wood. But the job did pay the bills at the time. Quite a tradeoff and a tough decision to make. Good luck.

-- Mark

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#8 posted 2631 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks! Let’s see some woodworking.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#9 posted 2606 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. We hope you comeback to stay. You have questions, we’ll answer them…You have answers, we’ll question them. Enjoy.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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Dan'um Style

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#10 posted 2567 days ago

Hello … get out your digital camera … lets see what else you’re working on !!

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Greg Mitchell

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#11 posted 2439 days ago

Thank you for the comments. The Ridgid jointer is a great jointer. I have not had a bit of problems with it. Everything was good to go right out of the box. The only limiting factor I have in it is the bed is to short. I’m going to have to add a larger jointer in the future. If you have the room, and the electrical service I would go with the 8”. I’m looking at the Grizzly G0586. For the price and warranty that you get from the Ridgid. I don’t think you can beat it for a small shop. Good Luck, and keep in touch.

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell,

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#12 posted 2396 days ago

I live near lexington, but grew up in louisville. I hope that your not a Cardinal fan, go cats. Congratsto the uk football team, Music City bowl champs (consecutive years.)

-- Don't delay, do it today! If God is your Copilot, switch seats.

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#13 posted 1806 days ago

Congratulations! In a couple of days you will celebrate being a Lumber Jock for 3 years!

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#14 posted 1803 days ago

Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary as a LJ.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#15 posted 1689 days ago

Welcome 1208 days ago!!.

You will find to be helpful, informative, supportive, and inspiring.

I bring A long list of experience creating, Furniture, Custom Furniture, Chairs, Occasional Chair, Dining Chair, Upholstered Rocking Chair, Wood Seat Rocker, Wood Seat Rocking Chair, Custom Rocker, Handcrafted Rocker, Personalized Rocker, Tables, Coffee Table, End Table, Side Table, Accent Table, Dining Table, Entry Table, Bistro Table, Bar Stool, Stools, and the list goes on.

I will keep an eye out and try to help you when I can as my time is limited. I check my In box on a regular basis and I will respond as soon as time allows.

-- Best Regards With Personalized Rocking Chairs And Furniture On My Mind,

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