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Location: Metairie, Louisiana, USA

My name is Paul. I am a computer programmer, administrator, network administrator, etc., with a small business of my own. After so many years working in cyberspace, I have found woodworking a real joy. The wood projects have been great learning experiences, and the results are real world, not space.

I have been woodworking since 2011, with little guidance other than books, PBS videos, and now LJ comments. I have learned to be patient, and to accept little errors. I always hope that I can make fewer mistakes as I go along.

I did some Nantucket benches the first year. I decided to make 3 benches, so that I could maybe get the job done right on the 3rd try. Certainly the last one was the best one, but I had mistakes on the final version that I luckily did not make on the first. No problem, I still like all three. That was the first project where I did a panel glueup. I am getting better at getting the panels flat and square. I now use a belt sander to fix the panels. Works great.

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#1 posted 09-10-2012 11:19 PM

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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#2 posted 09-11-2012 03:23 AM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 09-11-2012 03:59 AM

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 09-11-2012 03:48 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#5 posted 01-09-2013 01:55 AM

Welcome to LJ. Nice bench, I really like the way AK yellow cedar smells.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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