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Location: Fairfield, Illinois
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I've been interested in wood working all my life. The past few years I've picked up some tools at auctions, ebay, and some new retail from a wood working showroom. I have most of the tools I think I'll need for the projects I intend to do. However I find it hard to pass up a bargin when it comes to tools.

I've worked in construction and I have remodled several homes. I have done everything from digging footers to cutting rafters. I'm pretty confident of my skills in this area. I'm looking to hone my furniture making skills. With special interest in making stuff for my grandkids.

I have about 8400 square feet to do with as I please. So I'm looking for ideas and help in setting up a wood working shop. I plan to start out with a space 33' X 42 1/2'.

I am 52 and want to have a fine shop where I'll be able to build small to medium projects once I retire. I like the older tools American made cast iron. I have several tools, some pretty good and some I hope to upgrade at some point. I'll post a list of tools later.

I have not pictures at this time but would like to post some once I'm able to actually set my tools in place.

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SnowyRiver

51451 posts in 2078 days


#1 posted 1577 days ago

Welcome aboard. Nice to have you join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Max

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#2 posted 1577 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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HallTree

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#3 posted 1577 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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gjd

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#4 posted 1577 days ago

Welcome to Lumber Jocks, one of the friendliest woodworking sites on the web. Get or give advice to others. Learn tricks and tips. Enjoy your membership.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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Splinterman

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#5 posted 1577 days ago

“Welcome to LJ’s” …....the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 1577 days ago

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Todd A. Clippinger

8715 posts in 2697 days


#7 posted 1577 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks – The best woodworking community anywhere!

I look forward to seeing your posts and projects.

Share the Love ~ Share the Knowledge

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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ND2ELK

13495 posts in 2372 days


#8 posted 1576 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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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

11908 posts in 1755 days


#9 posted 1576 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…

Wisty

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

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