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Location: Carmichael, CA

I am fairly new to woodworking. There has been a Shopsmith in my garage, a gift from an old friend, for several years. It sat mostly unused for five years. Then my wife bought me a router for Christmas 2010. I really like building boxes.
I have about half a two car garage to work in. The driveway helps extend my workplace. My neighbors often stop by to see what I am working on and offer advice, comments and commentary.
I don't normally build from plans as I like to design my works. I recently built cabinet doors for the kitchen, it was quite an undertaking, for me. They came out pretty nice and I learned plenty from them.
I don't entertain ever making this a vocation, it is just a little something to keep me off the liquor.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#1 posted 03-21-2011 01:45 AM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#2 posted 03-21-2011 02:11 AM

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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#3 posted 03-21-2011 03:00 AM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 03-21-2011 05:00 AM

Welcome to lumberjocks! watch out, its a little addictive….

-- -Joshuah

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#5 posted 03-21-2011 07:01 AM

Welcome. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and don’t forget to use pushsticks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#6 posted 03-21-2011 08:32 AM

“WELCOME to LJ’s.”

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#7 posted 03-24-2011 06:06 PM

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help one another with woodworking. Feel free to ask members for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………LOL

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 05-30-2011 10:36 PM

I like your avatar – sort of. I actually hate spiders. We have quite a few of those here in Phoenix – where did you take that picture?

-- Randy Morter, Phoenix, AZ

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#9 posted 05-31-2011 12:04 AM

Hey Randy:

I took this pic just under the kitchen window (outside). She saw me and went under the lap siding. The next day with a gloved thumb I dispatched her. Two weeks later she was replaced by another almost as big. She too went under my thumb. I have eliminated several this year. One was in the bottom of a seldom used tool bucket. I captured her in a glass jar, but after awhile sent her to spiderdom. I have a thing for spiders (I don’t like them either) and often will take an hour or so to go spider hunting. Night time is a good time for hunting. Flashlight, gloves and a stick.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#10 posted 08-16-2011 11:54 PM

Hi Jumbojack:

Many thanks for your comments on my Sealover’s Wine Box. Great work you’re doing! If this is your set up for spray finishing your cabinet doors, my burning question is … just how many bugs have you had to pick out?!!

Do you play the Ukulele as well??

Cheers … Elaine from Duncan

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#11 posted 04-24-2012 12:03 AM

you’ve got many fine projects, and I look forward to seeing more. Keep makin dus, Work/play safe.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#12 posted 07-13-2013 07:58 PM

very impressive project’s gallery, niceeee

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#13 posted 09-28-2014 05:15 PM

I like boxes of all kinds. Yours look really cool. Thanks for sharing.

-- Are we all Square?

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