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Location: North Little Rock, Arkansas

I've been hacking at wood for some 25 years. I originally started repairing antiques when my wife and I first married....we couldn't afford new furniture and broken antiques or stuff that needed re-finishing were right in our price range! I have some larger tools crammed in a small shop and built a few small pieces at one time, including a carousel style rocking horse for my daughter. I gradually spent less time in the shop as we raised our daughter and work and other things intefered. But I became interested in wood carving about 2 years ago and have cleaned up and refurbished all my tools. I like carving and smaller projects because they use less wood and I can complete them quicker...keeps me from getting too discouraged. I hope I can contribute something of value to this forum, but I'll probably lurk for a while..

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#1 posted 06-22-2010 08:45 PM

Welcome. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and don’t forget to use pushsticks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#2 posted 06-22-2010 09:57 PM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 06-23-2010 01:43 AM

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 06-23-2010 01:51 AM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#5 posted 06-23-2010 01:54 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 look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

To get the most feedback on your projects, it’s best to only post 1 or 2 at a time. This way you will get feedback over several days and from a wide variety of members.

Please enjoy your membership.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#6 posted 06-23-2010 04:17 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

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 06-23-2010 04:17 AM

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

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#8 posted 06-23-2010 04:33 PM

Welcome to LJ… the place where I spent reading, learning and put my chisel in action..
Enjoy the addiction. God bless.

-- Bert

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Occie gilliam

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#9 posted 06-24-2010 06:32 PM

Welcome Mike P
glad to have you with us

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you

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#10 posted 06-25-2010 08:39 AM

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself a few months ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…


-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#11 posted 06-25-2010 02:04 PM

Welcome to LJ”s Real good forum Lots of nice projects to look at.

-- wchips

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#12 posted 06-26-2010 03:08 AM

A1 Jims welcome wagon

Here is a list of links that might be helpful for new members
Posting photos
Who to contact regarding Lumber jocks questions
Martin Sojka
Getting started
Reading and commenting
Finding information

-- Custom furniture

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#13 posted 06-27-2010 03:11 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks I hope you enjoy this site as much as I do, I’m sure you will.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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#14 posted 06-29-2010 12:49 AM

welcome, I am sure you will fit in quite nicely as your work is certainly very good and interesting.

-- Theresa,

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#15 posted 07-02-2010 01:08 AM

Welcome, I’m sure you will find all you desire here, its a great place…

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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