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Location: Lake Forest, CA (Orange County)

I'm a wood-crazed lumber hoarder who enjoys exploring locally for wood i can use to make stuff in my shop.

I'm new to the game, but very inspired. I'm glad I found this site, I'm excited to interact with other wood lovers, because nobody else UNDERSTANDS ME!

-- Joseph, Lake Forest, CA,

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#1 posted 352 days ago

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy !
Because I often get asked questions by new members I’ve included the answers to the most( FAQ) along with my welcoming message to LJs.
You should know that posting questions or projects here (your profile page) will not get you very many responses’ just because it’s your profile page not part of a main forum. To post in a main forum read below.
Want to know how to post something?
See the drop-down box underneath my Lumberjocks in the upper right hand corner. Click on the arrow and select which type of posting you want to make (Project, Blog entry, Forum topic). This will take you to the appropriate page and you just fill in the form.
Sending Private messages(PMs) to other members
Click on the word” home” next to the profile picture of the member you want to contact ,then click on “send message”
Need help with posting or other questions ?
Martin SojKa ( LJs founder)
Ms DebbieP AKA Debbie Pribele (Ljs community manager)
Just for the record even though I have a large number of post I’m not involved with LJs management ,I’m just another member.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 352 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- Todd

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#3 posted 352 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#4 posted 352 days ago

Welcome aboard. It’s great that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#5 posted 352 days ago

I’m so stoked. Thanks for the warm welcome. Check out these Mulberry boards I made from a log off an OLD black mulberry tree that fell apart from some force of nature. I promised my girlfriend a jewelry box, but my table saw motor conked out recently :( I can’t post projects yet, im too new

-- Joseph, Lake Forest, CA,

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#6 posted 352 days ago

Welcome to the site. Glad you found us. Lots of help and friendly folks here

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#7 posted 351 days ago

welcome to lumberjocks!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#8 posted 257 days ago

You’ll have a blast on these pages. Lotsa gr8 folks, projects, tips, how-to’s, and everything and anything in any woodworking avenues to enjoy. Work/Play safe. Keep makin dust. Look forward to seeing what you do with those beautiful Mulberry boards. Those look fantastic!

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

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Rafe Demers

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#9 posted 180 days ago

I appreciate the comments you posted regarding my walking sticks. I have spent the last few years focusing on English and Irish style walking sticks. There are some amazing stick makers out there and I have gotten a lot of inspiration from members of LJ’s. I would recommend looking into a book that really helped me go to the next level making sticks. “Stick making a Complete Course” by Andrew Jones and Clive George. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or ideas, I like to teach what I can and learn something new too.


Rafe Demers

-- Rafe Demers

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#10 posted 109 days ago

You do nice work with the lumber you find. Keep on turning.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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