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Location: South Milwaukee, WI

Hi all. I am proud to finally be a member of Lumberjocks after lurking around for more than a year. I find the site a boon to my courage and determination to relearn forgotten memories and create new ones.

I am a beginning amateur woodworker that is just getting back into the craft. I worked with wood when I was younger (as I tell my kids "back before the last ice age") but let other things get in the way of my labor of love. (As my wife reminds me occasionally though, I am still married to her, not my tools and she had better be my first love!!!) But once you get sawdust in your veins, it stays there.

When we moved into our small rented house with a small one and one half car garage. My wife looked at the garage and said "There is your shop". What lovely words she can say!!! All the landlord said was to not burn it down, but the thought has crossed my mind just to get a bigger shop...But...I guess it would be better to not tick off my landlord.

I went about acquiring a few tools and I'm gradually learning/re-learning how to use them. All of my equipment is used and either swapped for or bought cheaply. So far I have a 1.5 HP older jet table saw with a 26" vega fence. The saw is 110/220 volt currently wired 110, I also have a HF cheapo bench-top drill press which does fine for current needs.

I also acquired a palgren planer which unfortunately does not have the flip down beds, but the former owner built a stand with a slide thru bed providing infeed/outfeed support. I also acquired a nonworking later model craftsman 6.5" cabinet jointer with a 4" dust port that the former owner just wanted to get rid of. I only had $4o left so I took a wild shot and offered. She accepted. The only thing wrong was a malfunctioning switch which I fixed. Jointer came with an extra set of blades freshly sharpened.

I swapped an extra Sony Vaio laptop for an Hitachi 8.5" sliding compound miter saw and a 3.25 HP Porter Cable router. Both are older but work very well and were well taken care off. I also acquired an older Craftsman table saw when the lady my son use to mow the lawn for asked if we could "get rid of some scrap metal in her basement". It turned out to be a 24" delta scroll saw and the craftsman table saw that had belonged to her late husband. Kept the table saw and gave the scroll saw to a friend of mine who does a lot of fret and scroll work.

When we first moved in all of this was jammed into that small 1.5 car garage with a bunch of moving boxes and miscellaneous items that had no place to go. Moved some things around and made some room and I can now start to use some of the tools. I have several projects under construction that I will try to get pictures of and post. My little workshop finally after a year and a half is coming together. (...I Hope)

-- Geoff

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#1 posted 07-04-2011 06:39 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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#2 posted 07-04-2011 08:10 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#3 posted 07-05-2011 01:24 AM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 07-05-2011 08:49 AM

Thanks for the warm welcome guys. I appreciate it. Max you are from my part of the world. I grew up in Orem and miss the mountains. Climb one and yell Hello to Utah for me will ya. Wayne and Rick thanks for the welcome, any comments about future posts are heartily welcome. Time for this 2nd shifter to go to bed. Good night all.

-- Geoff

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#5 posted 07-05-2011 08:50 AM

“WELCOME to LJ’s.”

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#6 posted 07-05-2011 12:55 PM


-- Geoff

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#7 posted 07-19-2011 10:18 AM

sorry about last post…brain disconnected for a moment!!!

-- Geoff

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#8 posted 11-09-2011 06:02 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.

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