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Location: Aberdeen, New Jersey
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Woodworking is my hobby and journey; how I got here and where I plan to go is still unknown. I've been tangled up in this for about 4 years. It began innocently enough, a miter saw, table saw and drill. I thought surrounding myself with big power tools was cool and fun. As a new homeowner I saw endless possibilities. I think the next thing I aquired was a compressor and some nailers(the most unused thing in what has now been transformed from a garage to a shop). As with many things I became rather obsessed, but it was over a period of months that I found myself less interested in carpentry and more interested in the actual art of cabinet making. My cabinet making was short lived as i failed miserably with my first set of bookcases. I then became fascinated with Fine Woodworking, I wanted to do what these guys were doing. I soon realized that I needed some new tools. I welcomed the arrival of my bandsaw and drill press and haven't looked back. A midi lathe was added shortly after, and the rest is history. I'm evolving as I go, at first I believed in order to do what i wanted i needed power. I have since found myself enjoying using hand tools more and more, its a lot less noisy and more satisfying. Anyway, this hobby began simply enough but has become much more, Im still searching for the definition.

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gene

2184 posts in 2467 days


#1 posted 2344 days ago

Welcome to the wonderful world of LJ’s (Enjoy) Come on in, The water’s fine, fine, fine.
You can ask, show, teach, learn, and Share woodworking experiences.
There’s something here for anyone that likes working with wood.
Plus new friends
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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Max

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#2 posted 2344 days ago

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 2344 days ago

Welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be a rewarding and exciting part of your woodworking journey.

I love your avatar. Obviously this is your “shop assistant”.

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

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CedarFreakCarl

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#4 posted 2344 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks! And by the way, that’s one precious assistant you’ve got there!

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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GaryK

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#5 posted 2344 days ago

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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cajunpen

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#6 posted 2344 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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rikkor

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#7 posted 2344 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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Blake

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#8 posted 2342 days ago

You’ve been busy here today! That’s good. Your experience here will be rewarding. Live it up. Great writeup and projects, by the way. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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Karson

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#9 posted 2342 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard.

Have a good time at the woodworking show next weekend. I’m not going to be able to make it.

Send a message to zipsss you might be able to meet him there.

-- 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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gjd

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#10 posted 1978 days ago

Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary at Lumber Jocks!

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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gjd

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#11 posted 1615 days ago

Another year has rolled around. Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary being a Lumber Jock. Thanks for your posts and projects.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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