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Hello.

I'm from Denmark, but decided to move to Sweden, just 120 kilometers from Copenhagen where i lived.

Needed a change of pace, and bulding a wood house in the middle of the forrest seemed like just the thing.
So here i am 5 yaers later with a house built from reclaimed spruce, and a brand new workshop, that i'm trying to get up and running, so i can do some relaxing woodworking instead of the hardcore construction.

I try only to buy tools i can justify, in the sense that the tool has to do a job, that would have otherwise cost me more than the tool. That means a lot of used tools, a lot of metal work, and a lot of HEAVY old school machines.
The old machines are usually cheap because people find them too space consuming, but with some heavy duty castors, even the heaviest machine can be made mobile, and made to work in a small 380 square foot shop like mine.
Since i built it myself, i could have made it bigger, but heating and material cost was a big factor, so that was what i settled on - about the size of a ok sized garage.

Hope to make some projects i can share with people here, to get the sense of community you so often miss as a woodworker. Plainly stated - most "regular" people find us REALLY boring.

Have collected a pretty big pile of really rough assorted hardwoods (500 cubic feet) of varying quality. A lot of wild cherry, some oak, beech and birch. Also a pretty decent amount of larch, from old fenceposts. I built an uninsulated shed for that
Since it's just air dried, and a lot of core wood, there are also a lot of checks in the wood, but with some lamination, and a lot of table and bandsaw work, i think i will find some beautiful pieces.

-- I'm from Denmark, but live in Sweden.

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#1 posted 10-12-2011 11:52 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 10-13-2011 12:12 AM

Thanks man.

Just finished building my 16×23 ft stand alone workshop, and i am now i the process of putting the final touches on the old machines i’ve bought. A 16” (850 lbs) jointer and a 10” Wadkin Table saw. Just a couple af days of calibration, and i’l be ready for some finer wood working.

So kvow i’m ready to join the ranks of all the weekend warriors, who keep the craft alive, and Lumber Jocks seemed like a good place to share and get inspired.

I checked out your projects – wow – you’re really skilled, and patient. Nice work

-- I'm from Denmark, but live in Sweden.

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#3 posted 10-13-2011 02:05 AM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 10-13-2011 06:59 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#5 posted 10-14-2011 04:16 AM

Welcome Peter. 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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petergdenmark

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#6 posted 10-14-2011 04:27 AM

Thank you guys. I’kl be sure to post pictures of my projects as i make them.

I’ve only just finished building my workshop. it’s a 16×23 foot insulated stand alone, with a 23×23 carport attached. I broke my back 5 years ago, so it’s taken me 2 years to build the workshop, since i did it alone – concrete fundation and all, so none of my wood woorking machines are calibrated yet.

Guess my first projects will be some shop furniture – maybe something like Norm’s Hutch – without the silly top portion :) – i mean – who would unscrew their face frame in order to re organize dividers?

-- I'm from Denmark, but live in Sweden.

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#7 posted 10-14-2011 09:20 AM

“WELCOME to LJ’s.”

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