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Location: Killucan, Co. Westmeath, Ireland.
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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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HallTree

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#1 posted 1257 days ago

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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surfin2

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#2 posted 1257 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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Max

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#3 posted 1257 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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SnowyRiver

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#4 posted 1257 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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murch

1140 posts in 1257 days


#5 posted 1256 days ago

Thanks for the good wishes

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

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Splinterman

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#6 posted 1255 days ago

“WELCOME to LJ’s.”

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Ken90712

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#7 posted 1253 days ago

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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Bluepine38

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#8 posted 1244 days ago

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 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Roger

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#9 posted 744 days ago

Look forward to seein more o your projects

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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