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Location: North Idaho
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I am a 71 year old retired Ironworker. In 2003 my wife and I moved from Texas to the Northern regions of the Idaho panhandle. We bought 11 wooded acres, cleared enough trees for our home site, then set about building it.

For the first time I have a dedicated (heated) shop in which to practice and hone my rudimentary woodworking skills. Although I have built high rises, banks, hospitals, bridges, etc. in my career I never considered myself a woodworker.

I am still in the process of gathering tools which I find in garage sales, Craigs list, Ebay, or thrift stores. But what I really enjoy is the challenge of making tools rather than buying them. I have made a 14" bandsaw, 23" thickness (drum) sander, and a pantorouter so far. (See my LJ projects)

My projects take forever because if I see the need for a tool or a jig that I don't have I will stop and make it.

I am glad to be a part of the Lumberjock community. You guys inspire me with your talent.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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a1Jim

111999 posts in 2174 days


#1 posted 900 days ago

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Martyroc

2708 posts in 903 days


#2 posted 900 days ago

Welcome to LJS, good to have you here

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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SnowyRiver

51451 posts in 2077 days


#3 posted 900 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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surfin2

51278 posts in 1733 days


#4 posted 899 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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Max

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#5 posted 899 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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luv2learn

1631 posts in 900 days


#6 posted 899 days ago

Thanks everyone for the warm welcome to Lumberjocks. I will get acquainted with the website format and then post some pictures of projects I have completed. I am a relative novice to woodworking but I love it. I would rather build a tool than buy one.
I am also a fan of Matthias Wandel, creator of the woodgears website. I have built his bandsaw and am now working on the pantorouter.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Roger

14098 posts in 1401 days


#7 posted 866 days ago

welcome to LJ’s. oh I can see ya got some gr8 projects,etc. work/play safe. keep makin dust

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Eric Teitelbaum

13 posts in 836 days


#8 posted 835 days ago

Hey Red, thanks for the welcome! We’ve gotten a bunch of donations this offseason (this is the first year of the program) and so far we have a delta shopmaster tablesaw, compound miter saw, router, jigsaw, and hopefully a circular saw. Right now I’m thinking of camp-y projects like benches, picnic tables, and birdhouses, but I’m open to any and all ideas.

-- Eric

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smokehead

11 posts in 699 days


#9 posted 698 days ago

Just wanted to say thanks for the inspiration, (proto. sharpening jig) it will help me to develop things to
make my shop time more productive.

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Edwin

97 posts in 1595 days


#10 posted 593 days ago

Hi Red I like your projects…I especially Can see your workshop in the background looks like a great place to spend alot of time. So PLEASE won’t you post some pictures… I am a workshop junkie…Ed

-- Ed Port Republic

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Yorki

36 posts in 519 days


#11 posted 517 days ago

Thanks for the welcome and appreciate my work. Long sought a place to display the things I’ve done since I started this hobby. The tools and resources are not available but somehow still looking for ways to get ahead. Thank you.
Greetings ..

Yorki

-- Yorki

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mcoyfrog

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#12 posted 142 days ago

Hey Lee

If ya ever get down Boise way look me up, I work in Boise and live in Nampa, mann i really dig that rocking chair.

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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luv2learn

1631 posts in 900 days


#13 posted 142 days ago

Will do for sure.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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