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Location: Portland, OR

I love to build things. I have always wanted a shop and I am finally getting it built. I started building the shop in 07-01-08 and am almost done! I have built most of it myself with help from my two sons and two neighbor boys. My dad helped out with the electrical.
The major push for the shop started when I started construction of a 25' composite plywood/fiberglass boat. I was building it under a carport next to my home. I was only able to build for a couple of months due to the PNW weather. Got my wife to buy off on the construction when I told her I could add a 2nd floor as a pottery studio for her.
YEE HAW she bought it! The 2nd floor is set up as a one bedroom apartment just in case we ever have to have one of the parental units move in. Told my mom I have an electric hoist so we can just hoist her butt up the stairs. No namby pamby chair lifts for her.
The shop is 24' x 26' with 12' ceilings.
I will start a construction blog for photos and details.

-- papaj, Oregon

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#1 posted 1720 days ago

WELCOME to LJ’s ….the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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#2 posted 1720 days ago

Hello Papaj,

Let me welcome you to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be an interesting, as well as exciting, experience. Have fun and enjoy.

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

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#3 posted 1720 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help you with your woodworking endeavors. Feel free to ask for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#4 posted 1720 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#5 posted 1720 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 1719 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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#7 posted 1719 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!


-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.

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#8 posted 1719 days ago

thanks for the welcome. I look forward to being a part of this woodworking community.

-- papaj, Oregon

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#9 posted 1719 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

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 1719 days ago

Look forward to seeing your workshop! Welcome toLJ’s

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#11 posted 1719 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#12 posted 1718 days ago

Welcome to LJs were we have great people , super projects,fantastic woodworkers. Enjoy.

-- Custom furniture

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#13 posted 1712 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 †

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#14 posted 1358 days ago

Imagine that! A year has almost gone by since you became a Lumber Jock. Congratulations on your anniversary! I look forward to your posts.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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