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Im 50 yrs. old. Finally got a house that I could start a workshop. I have very little experience. My only projects so far have been simple bookcases and a couple of work benches. I am hoping to gain more skill and training. I want to learn dovetails...I bought a used Incra system and the whole process is intimitating. Just an update...I ordered an Akeda Jig System thanks to the advice I've received here.

-- Kirk..... " Hope I die before I get old "

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#1 posted 02-16-2010 04:23 PM

Kdavid,

Let me welcome you to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be an interesting, as well as exciting, experience. Have fun and enjoy.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 02-16-2010 04:32 PM

Welcome aboard. Nice to have you join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 02-16-2010 07:16 PM

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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#4 posted 02-16-2010 07:54 PM

Welcome Kdavid, glad you’ve joined us!

-- Bill, Florida

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#5 posted 02-16-2010 11:41 PM

Kdavid, Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#6 posted 02-16-2010 11:46 PM

Thanks for the welcomes….So, who can advise on my dovetail fear. What system should I use, Incra, or should I get a Leigh jig?

-- Kirk..... " Hope I die before I get old "

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#7 posted 02-17-2010 03:22 AM

Welcome to Ljs a place were there great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#8 posted 02-17-2010 03:45 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. The projects are an inspiration, the information is priceless and the people are supportive. The only problem is, the site can get addictive.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 02-17-2010 04:17 AM

Welcome Kirk
I think you’ll love this site.
Re. your Q on dovetails. I have the Incra fence systems for both my router table and table saw and love them both. Take some time to get comfortable using Incra for dovetails, it I believe the most versatile system for doing decorative dovetails especially for smaller parts like boxes and drawers. I have the Leigh DR4 and have to admit I don’t use it much as the learning curve is much steeper. I even took a weekend class for Leigh system at Woodcraft and I still struggle with a good setup. I believe Leigh excels at larger projects like blanket chests. Of course you could be a traditional WW and cut them by hand.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#10 posted 02-17-2010 05:54 AM

“Welcome to LJ’s” …....the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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#11 posted 02-17-2010 09:08 AM

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself a few months ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…

Wisty

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#12 posted 02-26-2010 05:31 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard. †

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

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