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Location: Killucan, Co. Westmeath, Ireland.

I started off with a stanley knife and tried my hand at carving a spoon. I got a palm gauge in the local h-ware, some sand paper and a bottle of linseed oil and have been hooked ever since.
I bought a Sheppach lathe in May '11 and I am now also addicted to turning.
I'm a son of a son of a blacksmith but did not really follow the trade. I made a living welding and turning for a while but now I work in an office using a phone and a pc all day. It's interesting, honest work but I allways enjoyed making, fixing or trying to improve things.
I was looking for ideas for carving projects on the net and found this brilliant site last Christmas (Dec. '10).
I have had plenty of ups and downs since that first project and am still enjoying it.
You know when you get a new idea for a project buzzing in your head and you absolutely HAVE to give it a go? I love that. It never goes the way you think it will but thats all part of the fun.

Thanks for getting this far.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#1 posted 03-20-2011 09:22 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 03-21-2011 02:07 AM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#3 posted 03-21-2011 02:10 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 03-21-2011 03:05 AM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#5 posted 03-21-2011 03:10 PM

Thanks for the good wishes

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#6 posted 03-22-2011 08:52 AM

“WELCOME to LJ’s.”

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#7 posted 03-24-2011 06:13 PM

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help one another with woodworking. Feel free to ask members for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………LOL

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 04-02-2011 07:00 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks, I really like your idea for projects bit and I like to play in the workshop and see
just what I can do, the wood always has its way with us. I like your motto, and from the pictures on your
your wonderful pine dresser and your young helper in your picture you have a lot of wonderful years ahead
of you. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#9 posted 08-14-2012 11:37 PM

Look forward to seein more o your projects

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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