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Well I am a self taught woodworker. The only woodworking education came from Jr High, and High School. I am an avid watcher of anything about woodworking on tv (Woodworks, New Yankee, Woodwright Shop, Woodsmith Shop, The American Woodshop). I began my woodworking hobby with a trip to Guitar Center, where I sold my Fender Strat, and bought me a Delta Contractor saw. From there I purchased a Delta 13" planer, then a 8" Grizzly Jointer, then added a router table to my tablesaw. I currently own 2 bandsaws (one for resawing, and one for contour cutting). My Jet 14" is used for resawing, and my Grizzly 14" for contour cutting. I just recently had to tool up for my opportunity to build a Bonnet Top Highboy with the New Yankee plan, and that allowed me to acquire a Leigh D4R dovetail jig. I also have a Jet oscillating drum sander, and just recently acquired a Jet 16-32 drum sander. I think I am through buying machines!! Now on to buying lumber!! I currently work in the cooler months in my 2 car garage. I can't express how much I love woodworking, and all of my friends, and family just love my efforts. It feels really great to have finally found my passion!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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trifern

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#1 posted 05-07-2008 05:48 AM

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#2 posted 05-07-2008 05:59 AM

Howdy! Welcome to LJ, the best woodworking community anywhere.
I am looking forward to your projects and posts.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Max

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#3 posted 05-07-2008 06:02 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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ND2ELK

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#4 posted 05-07-2008 06:05 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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Karson

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#5 posted 05-07-2008 06:18 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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GaryK

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#6 posted 05-07-2008 06:20 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! Enjoy yourself.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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matt garcia

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#7 posted 05-07-2008 07:21 AM

Thanks guys!! Glad to be here amongst my peers!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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Scott Bryan

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#8 posted 05-07-2008 01:28 PM

Hi Matt,

Let me welcome you to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be an interesting and rewarding aspect of your woodworking journey.

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

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#9 posted 05-07-2008 01:46 PM

Welcome to LJs !! Glad you have joined us !!

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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jjohn

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#10 posted 05-07-2008 02:21 PM

You certainly came in with a bang. Great wood working. They say watching to much tv will distroy one’s mind. LOL. Not in your case. The projects you have done are inspiring. Hope to see some tutorials and such from you in the near future. Welcome to Lj’s.

-- JJohn

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CharlieM1958

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#11 posted 05-07-2008 02:58 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks, Matt!

Your furniture is really magnificent. Right up there with the professionals who post projects on this site.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#12 posted 05-07-2008 08:11 PM

Good to see you here , this is a great site. You have some nice work. Every one here shares the passion of wood.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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fredf

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#13 posted 05-07-2008 08:30 PM

You have found a home here, .... I know I have

-- Fred, Springfield, Ma

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#14 posted 05-07-2008 09:14 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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Grumpy

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#15 posted 05-08-2008 12:49 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks Matt. This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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