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Location: Woodstock, GA
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I currently live in Woodstock, GA outside of Atlanta but I'm from New Orleans originally.

I've been woodworking about 3 years, starting out mostly with power tools but I've been gravitating more towards hand tools lately. I like the exercise I get with hand tools and the lack of noise, dust, danger and its just plane more fun. Feeding wood through machines is monotonous to me and I hate having to use a dust mask and eye protection, makes me feel like I'm working rather than practicing an art.

I look forward to meeting other woodworkers and sharing the knowledge gained along the way.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#1 posted 10-09-2009 04:39 PM

Hello Mochoa,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be an interesting, as well as exciting, experience. Have fun and enjoy.

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

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#2 posted 10-09-2009 05:22 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 10-09-2009 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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#4 posted 10-09-2009 06:45 PM

Welcome aboard. Nice to have you join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#5 posted 10-10-2009 12:50 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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#6 posted 10-10-2009 01:49 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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#7 posted 10-11-2009 01:33 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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#8 posted 10-11-2009 03:37 AM

Welcome to LJ’s” ….the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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#9 posted 10-11-2009 04:13 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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#10 posted 10-11-2009 05:17 AM

Welcome to LJs a place were there are great people,super projects and outstanding woodworkers.Enjoy

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#11 posted 10-11-2009 02:38 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks. It is a GREAT place to get ideas for your projects and help when you get stuck. There is a ton of information to help you along the way.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#12 posted 06-14-2011 04:12 PM

Thanks, everyone for such a kindhearted welcome. Just trying to figure out how to post photos in response to Mochoa’s self-made mallet.

-- Jay in Changsha

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#13 posted 06-14-2011 04:15 PM

Just wanted to say that the Vietnamese mallet is very slightly tapered and the craftsman demonstrated finer carving work undertaken with the lighter end of the mallet.
I teach in China and Asian craftsmanship makes for a very interesting study.
Again, thanks to such a warm welcome aboard!
Jay

-- Jay in Changsha

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Mauricio

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#14 posted 06-14-2011 04:44 PM

Thanks Jay, Its fascinating to learn how things are done in other parts of the world. You should post some blogs about it!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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Mauricio

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#15 posted 06-14-2011 04:49 PM

I also like the picture of the guys “hold fast”! haha. I love the simplicity.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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