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Blog entry by mike85215 posted 10-16-2009 11:32 PM 896 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello to all ! This is the first time that I have tried to communicate through a blog format and am not quite sure as to how it will work out…..I have been reading and following your blogs for some time now and want to let everyone know that I am duly impressed. The information that is so freely shared and the genuine interest in each others projects is truly impressive!
I am a beginner and am just getting started in this field, I have been making small pieces of furniture and nic-knacks for just about a year now (hopefully I will be able to post some pictures of my work and of my shop in the near future).
I do have some technical questions that I want to ask but I will wait and do that at a later date….mostly I just wanted to introduce myself, thank all for the warm welcome and express my gratitude for all of the prior conversation that I have been able to read.

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#1 posted 10-16-2009 11:57 PM

Hello mike85215 and welcome LumberJocks! You will really like it here. If you have any questions at any time don’t hesitate to ask, most questions are put in the forum area but blogs are good too. The knowledge that is on this site is next to none…

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 10-17-2009 12:34 AM

Mike, thanks for the introduction. Go ahead and ask all the questions that you want. And feel free to contribute as well. We all can learn from one another here.

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

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Jim Bertelson

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#3 posted 10-17-2009 12:36 AM

Welcome aboard Mike. I am quite new here myself, but find it fun, informative, and (you will hear this over and over….)addictive.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#4 posted 10-17-2009 12:45 AM

welcome the the group mike..we await the time when you will post your projects…we post everything here usualy…so dont think it has to be some mongo huge impressive thing…we are woodworkers and were here to help each other and become friends along the way…....have a great weekend…grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 10-17-2009 12:46 AM

Mike, welcome. Glad you joined us. Fire away with the questions and feel free to jump in on any forum, blog or post. We look forward to hearing from you and hope you will post some projects in the near future.

-- John @

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#6 posted 10-17-2009 01:09 AM

Welcome. Addictive at the very least. Great place except for one thing…..sometimes I spend too much time here instead of in the shop

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#7 posted 10-17-2009 01:17 AM

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help you with your woodworking endeavors. Feel free to ask for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#8 posted 10-17-2009 01:19 AM

Welcome Mike, I Thought it felt like someone was watching us. Glad you finally stepped from the shadows. Now let’s get something done.

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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#9 posted 10-17-2009 01:23 AM

welcome mike ,
we’re always open .
we go thru each others projects like orderves at a party ,
try he guacamole dip ,
and the koolaid !
theres always someone to share with ,
and to learn from .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#10 posted 10-17-2009 02:31 AM

Welcome Mike to the vast wilderness of knot heads, caution that this site will become addicting. Enjoy the vast expanse of talent and friendly craftsmen….Blkcherry

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#11 posted 10-17-2009 02:35 AM

Welcome Mike David will help day and night here’s his phone # 555-1234 .LOL
Just kidding of course. We are all glad to help when ever we can.

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 10-17-2009 04:09 AM

Mikie it’s great ho have you joining us.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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Rob Drown

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#13 posted 10-17-2009 06:46 AM


-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#14 posted 10-17-2009 07:10 AM

Welcome Mike !!! I am new myself and learning as we go so welcome!

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#15 posted 10-17-2009 08:02 AM

Welcome Mike. Glad to have you aboard. Allways nice to have another member.

Noticed you were from Arizona. Here is something you might want to check out.

LumberJocks Arizona Picnic

You are welcome to join us.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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