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I have always done a little woodworking but never seemed to have time to really get into it. As the time for retirement neared, I began to put my shop in place. Built a new shop right behind my home, this way there will be no reason not to spend time daily in the shop. Even with all the planning I still need more room, wish I had put a restroom and deep sink.
I have Dad and Granddads hand tools from their work shops. They really made tools to last back then. I also have Granddad’s 60+ year old Craftsman table saw. It still works, just not safe to use. Table saw has on-off switch on the motor. Will be adding a safety switch on front of table.
I've been a little slow posting my work. I'll try harder next year or maybe the year after.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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cabinetmaster

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#1 posted 06-16-2009 10:53 PM

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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Max

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#2 posted 06-16-2009 11:00 PM

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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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 06-16-2009 11:56 PM

Hello Mike,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be both a rewarding and an inspirational part of your woodworking adventure.

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

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Todd Thomas

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#4 posted 06-17-2009 01:02 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks….This will be a great resource for you and your projects. There are a bunch of great people here willing to help……have fun….

I’m looking forward to seeing your projects and posts…..

WARNING: Visiting LumberJocks has proven to be addictive

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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Bureaucrat

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#5 posted 06-17-2009 02:43 AM

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 love this site, I hope you will enjoy it too.

Look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

-- Gary

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 06-17-2009 03:02 AM

Welcome to Ljs this is the place for fantastic people,projects and woodworkers. Enjoy

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Karson

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#7 posted 06-17-2009 03:06 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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Splinterman

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#8 posted 06-17-2009 12:45 PM

“Welcome to LJ’s”……Enjoy the experience.

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Grumpy

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#9 posted 07-01-2009 10:35 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks . 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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ND2ELK

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#10 posted 08-08-2009 01:54 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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xylosapiens

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#11 posted 11-27-2009 08:22 PM

Thank you for adding me as a budy; if needed, I´ll be glad of sharing my experience.

-- Alejandro Moreno alias xylosapiens, CANARY ISLANDS

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mynoblebear

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#12 posted 12-09-2009 08:21 PM

Welcome 175 days ago!!

You will find Lumberjocks.com to be helpful, informative, supportive, and inspiring.

I bring A long list of experience creating, Furniture, Custom Furniture, Chairs, Occasional Chair, Dining Chair, Upholstered Rocking Chair, Wood Seat Rocker, Wood Seat Rocking Chair, Custom Rocker, Handcrafted Rocker, Personalized Rocker, Tables, Coffee Table, End Table, Side Table, Accent Table, Dining Table, Entry Table, Bistro Table, Bar Stool, Stools, and the list goes on.

I will keep an eye out and try to help you when I can as my time is limited. I check my In box on a regular basis and I will respond as soon as time allows.

-- Best Regards With Personalized Rocking Chairs And Furniture On My Mind, http://mynoblebear.com

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Dave Haynes

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#13 posted 01-09-2010 05:00 PM

Hey Mike….Your story sounds eerily just like mine. I started building my shop about 5 years ago getting prepared for retirement (which actually happened at the end of March last year) and so that I would be able to do more woodworking. I’m from Indiana, too (Elkhart).

I also wish the shop had a restroom (got the fridge though). I’m going to be adding you to my friends list. Maybe we could talk some more down the road.

Dave

-- Dave Haynes, Indiana, http://www.oldaveswoodshop.com

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lumberdustjohn

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#14 posted 04-05-2010 07:35 PM

Hi Mike,
I am not retired yet. Did the same started a shop.
Never have posted the shop yet, just too dirty!
Your’s is nice.

Too late for me to welcome you to a site, you found it before I did.
I have the restroom 4X8 …........stack lumber on top of it.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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Bureaucrat

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#15 posted 06-12-2010 05:01 AM

Imagine that! A year has almost gone by since you became a Lumber Jock. Congratulations on your anniversary! I look forward to your posts.

-- Gary

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