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Brand new at this...loved Woodshop in middle school. My 4 year old eats dinner on a little bench I made from the 8th grade. Now I am 37 and suddenly wanting to learn again. Have made a couple projects including a wood box with a cool wood carrying top to bring wood inside...a couple saw horses, a guitar stand and newest is a fence-gate that fit perfectly the first time yesterday.

I bought a Shopsmith 5 and 1 woodworking tool last May with the advice and help of many LJ's and now 6 months later--still super pleased...

Woodworking goal: learn and have fun...grow as woodworker...work through and problem solve...

Will try to take some woodworking classes in the next year...but time is always the dilemna!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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dennis mitchell

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#1 posted 03-29-2007 01:36 AM

Welcome matt! 1970 must of been a good year

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Karson

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#2 posted 03-29-2007 02:37 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks

-- 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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WayneC

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#3 posted 03-29-2007 02:52 AM

Welcome. Nice to have another No. Cal Jock.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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gizmodyne

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#4 posted 03-29-2007 05:06 AM

Welcome from Pasadena, CA.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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scottb

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#5 posted 03-29-2007 06:02 AM

Nice to have another 30 something,... even if you’re from the other side of the states – Perfect place to be though!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Max

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#6 posted 03-29-2007 06:15 AM

Glad t see that you have made Lumberjocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome…

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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Bill

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#7 posted 03-29-2007 06:24 PM

Welcome Aboard Matt. Nice to see another Californian on here. We are looking forward to seeing your projects.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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oscorner

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#8 posted 05-12-2007 12:21 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks! Let’s see some woodworking.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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oicurn2it2

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#9 posted 12-19-2007 04:53 AM

sorry about not signing in sooner, to answer your ? that walnut table took me a month and 1/2”and i loved evry minute of it well ..yea every one,
thanks for the compliment

-- "when you think youre going to slow, slow down just a little bit more" .... Pop's

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ChicoWoodnut

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#10 posted 01-11-2008 04:45 AM

Hi Matt, Been a few days since I could wrestle the computer away from the boy. Been in Chico since 1982 and somehow never left. Must be the smell of hops or something. Now my wheels are ticking about a way to encorporate the nectar into a wood working project. Hmmmmmmmmmmm . . .

Yum

-- Scott - Chico California http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net

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kenndenn

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#11 posted 05-27-2008 05:27 PM

Thanks for the kudos on my deck. It is built on pier blocks. Most of my info was from Handy magazine and this website. http://www.deckplans.com/plans/index.cfm I’ve just posted updated photos of the lattice & the climbing clematis we just planted this last weekend. It’ll look nice this summer…

-- Kenn from Kennewick, WA

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kjverlanic

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#12 posted 06-02-2008 05:13 AM

Thanks for the warm welcome! Here’s hoping that you and your family have a great summer. I loved having both of my parents (both teachers) home during the summer when I was growing up.

Jolene

-- “There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper … and the buyers who consider price only are this man’s lawful prey.” John Ruskin

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Miki

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#13 posted 07-11-2008 08:42 AM

the two person in ur photo , which one is u ?

-- Everything is possible!

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Gene

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#14 posted 07-16-2008 03:13 AM

Thanks for the complement. Plugging the holes is well worth the trouble, but it is trouble. It does get a lot easier everytime. I have many templates and tricks to make the job easier. I guess it was about the 20th chair that I got smart and got everything more organized.

-- --Gene Plumley--

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mtnwild

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#15 posted 09-29-2008 08:03 PM

Checking your site, great projects. Hope you can incorporate some of my wall design into your new deck. I’d be honored.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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