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Location: MT Enterprise Texas
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Hi my name is John (oldfolks) and I am 60 years old and getting into wood working late in life. I joined here to learn anything possible about wood working.

I live in a tiny town in East Texas (Mt Enterprise) where it is very difficult to sell any craft work but I keep trying. I turn pens and want to learn how to build display boxes, the type found at flea markets.

-- oldfolks

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#1 posted 2292 days ago

Welcome John. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Have fun and work safe in the shop and 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 2292 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks! Enjoy yourself.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 2292 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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#4 posted 2292 days ago

Hello Oldfolks,

Let me welcome you to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be a rewarding and exciting part of your woodworking journey.

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

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#5 posted 2292 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.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 2292 days ago

Welcome to LJs !! Glad you have joined us !!

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#7 posted 2292 days ago

Thanks for the warm welcome… I am at the very beginning in wood working but I intend to take my time and learn at my own pace. I have already made my first mistake and tried to use a old TS without a fence,
blade guard or splitter… reached over blade ( reach was short) and cut three fingers pretty bad. Thank God I didn’t lose them… all healed now but I learned I will always use the right saftey fetures and push sticks !

Right off I must admit I have a learning disability, without a pic type tutorial I have a very difficult time following instructions/directions. I am more than happy to recieve any help I am offered here and I want to pass that help on to any new wood worker I meet.

Thanks again for the warm welcome.
oldfolks (John)

-- oldfolks

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#8 posted 2292 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#9 posted 2292 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#10 posted 2291 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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#11 posted 2290 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks, enjoy the site I know I have.

-- Joey~~Sabina, Ohio http://sleepydogwoodworking.blogspot.com/

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#12 posted 2287 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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#13 posted 2256 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.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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