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27 posts in 2050 days

Location: Sydney, Australia

35 year old, happily married with two kids Sam (6) and Ben (4).

Love the feel of wood and want to get into woodwork. Hand tools and their use has attracted me to the craft, whilst I wont rule out using power tools, I am going to try to learn as much as possible with hand tools.
I want to start out with some simple furniture projects as this is my main area of interest but then would like to learn how to turn as well.

-- Mark, Sydney, Australia

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#1 posted 2050 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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#2 posted 2050 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 2049 days ago

Hello Mpatman,

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

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

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#4 posted 2049 days ago

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 †

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#5 posted 2049 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#6 posted 2049 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#7 posted 2049 days ago

Thanks all,

I am only very very new to woodworking ( i love wood but never really thought about actually doing it).

Can anyone guide me on the first hand tools to buy? I would love to make a european style workbench as my first project, is this too ambitious?



-- Mark, Sydney, Australia

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#8 posted 2049 days ago

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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#9 posted 2048 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

Take care and work safely.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#10 posted 2047 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks – The best woodworking community anywhere!
I look forward to seeing your posts and projects.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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27 posts in 2050 days

#11 posted 1711 days ago

I have built a workbench…not a grand one yet but enough to get started. I have built 2 end grain breadboards and am now working on a Ply router table (plans from woodsmith magazine).

Collecting hand tools as well and have a set of chisels, a few old hand saws, 5 older Bailey hand planes and other bits and pieces. Once the router table is built I would like to start lookiing to build a bookcase for starters.
I will have to get around to posting some pics soon.

-- Mark, Sydney, Australia

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#12 posted 1691 days ago

Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary as a Lumber Jock! I look forward to more of your posts.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#13 posted 1690 days ago

Congratulations on your Anniversary. Hope you have many more on LumberJocks. We appreciate your posts and projects.

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

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#14 posted 1320 days ago

Another year has rolled by. We must be having too much fun, cause it seems like just yesterday when I congratulated you on 1 year. Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary at Lumber Jocks. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit and happy anniversary!

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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