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Location: Castro Valley, California

I started woodworking as a hobby in the early 2009.

When I bought my house 5 years ago I decided to take a woodworking class and learn. I have been fortunate the local adult school offers woodworking classes. I am most fortunate the classes are taught by one of the best teacher I have ever known. He has 30 years of experience as a machinist and as a woodworker; most of all he is a quick thinker. And he does insist on precision.
We make fantastic projects. I have not posted class projects here on LJ.

I still attend class from time to time. There is always something to learn and people there are great.

I do experiment a lot at home; 6 days a week belong to the family and work. One day on the weekend is mine for woodworking. For every project I finish there are at least half a dozen that ends up in the recycle bin.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#1 posted 1532 days ago

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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#2 posted 1532 days ago

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! This is a great place to get – or give – advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are a wonderful source of new ideas. I look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

To get the most feedback on your projects, it’s best to only post 1 or 2 at a time. This way you will get feedback over several days and from a wide variety of members.

Please enjoy your membership.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#3 posted 1532 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 1532 days ago

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 1531 days ago

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

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#6 posted 1529 days ago

Thank you all for the warm welcome!

I am very sure I am in the right place. I have spent the weekend browsing through project of fellow LJ members and I all I can say is that I am really impressed by the talent and craftsmanship displayed in those project and also the kind help that many have offered to others.

Thanks again!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#7 posted 1529 days ago

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 †

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#8 posted 1528 days ago

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…


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

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111999 posts in 2175 days

#9 posted 1527 days ago

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy

-- Custom furniture

View DAWG's profile


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#10 posted 1517 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks I hope you enjoy this site as much as I do, I’m sure you will.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

View lanwater's profile


3075 posts in 1532 days

#11 posted 1515 days ago

I am enjoying LJ so much that I event take peeks while at work…

there are indeed tones of great projects that leaves a beginner like me dreaming.


-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#12 posted 1358 days ago

Hi there!

Just wanted to say hi, and say I liked your projects, and will be following your work! :)

Keep it up!

-- -Angela, "Christos Anesti!"

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#13 posted 1274 days ago

Hi! Great projects! I look forward to following your work!

Especially like that leaf box! : )

-- Patrice, Northern California

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#14 posted 735 days ago

Ianwater: looks like we are neighbors sort of.
I am a retired Danvillian now in Rossmoor.
making boxes like Joey,Andy and Greg.
wish mine were as nice.
I spend most of my time in the Rossmoor woodshop and attend Diablo Woodworkers meetings when I can. Greetings..
Bruce aka Abie

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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