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Location: Jacksonville, NC

I began woodworking around the end of 2009. I had no experience when I began my new-found passion and all my lessons on the subject derived from magazines, books and podcasts. As I progressed into this new technical skill my path led me towards the power tool route. That stuck with me for about the first two years until I began to feel like the machines were doing more work than I was. I wanted to truly build by hand without power tools.

Being married with four kids does not leave time to attend formal woodworking classes. After some research I came across Shannon Rogers’ Hand Tool School. This fulfilled what I was looking for. I began buying and learning to build with hand tools with the intention of making the switch only after learning the hand tool that would replace it’s powered counterpart. It didn’t happen that way.

Right before our move from FL to NC, I made the drastic decision to sell all my power tools. The main rational for the sudden decision was if I intended on selling it later down the road, I might as well get I done before the move to save on space and work. I only had a hand full of hand planes and saws from eBay but was not entirely prepared to sell everything. I had to be confident that since I had mostly taught myself the basics of power tool woodworking, I could do the same with hand tools.

-- Dan, Sgt/USMC, Jacksonville, NC,

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#1 posted 1371 days ago

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.

Please enjoy your membership.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#2 posted 1371 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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#3 posted 1371 days ago

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

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 1371 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#5 posted 1371 days ago

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.

Thank you for serving your country.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 1370 days ago

WELCOME! I hope that you have at least half as much fun as I have on here. Get ready to meet some of the nicest folks you could ever come across.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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#7 posted 1369 days ago

A1 Jims welcome wagon

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

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 1353 days ago

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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#9 posted 1335 days ago

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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#10 posted 1187 days ago

Jocks UP!
OhRahh Devil, Just wanted to let you know that their’s jocks here. GySgt Adams, Camp Lejeune NC. I guess that we are both in the process of upgrading. There’s plenty of housing in that area, enough room for you to have your own shop. So when you get here just give me a shout out.

The Green Gunny

-- The Green Gunny

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51278 posts in 1636 days

#11 posted 1187 days ago

Welcome to LumberLocks, Good Luck…

-- Rick

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