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Blog entry by poorpete posted 03-24-2008 06:25 AM 843 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey all you lumber jocks I just discoverd this site from popular woodworking and it is like a dream come true I have just been checking it out for the past couple of days in my “spare time”. Yall seem pretty skilled and knowledgable and I am looking forward to learning as much as possible. I have always been very interested in art and working with my hands and combining the two is very enjoyable. my dad is a contactor and I have worked with him since I was little, and while for the most part I enjoy building and remodeling but fine woodworking is my passion. Iam in my 20s married and have two little ones so my tool budget is nonexsistent. I have access to an old table saw, a cheap router and table, a mitersaw, an old benchtop bandsaw, trim guns, and some more constuction related tools. But I do have a lot of skill and imagination. Here are some pictures of some split colums I have been making I also have been making a arched header it all came out of a dug fir 2×12 I had.
capcolum 1colum top veiwThe only experience I’ve with this type of fine carpentry other than a little cabinet making is popular wood working magazine I dont know anyone that shares my love of woodworking until now and if anyone lives on the eastside of San Antonio Texas I would like to meet you and maybe get a little more experience. So that is a little about me and I am looking forward to meetin yall.

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#1 posted 03-24-2008 06:47 AM

They look great. Southern yellow pine?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 03-24-2008 11:32 AM

cool.. and welcome

-- making sawdust....

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#3 posted 03-24-2008 12:01 PM

those columns are very impressive

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 03-24-2008 12:42 PM

Hi Poorpete,

That is a nice pair of columns you have built and an excellent use of construction grade stock. A short time ago we had a contest here whereby project entries were based upon a single 8’ 2×4. After seeing the creative designs that were entered as a result this contest I will never again look at construction grade material in the same light.

Thanks for sharing. I am looking forward to seeing the finished product when it is installed.

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

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#5 posted 03-24-2008 01:16 PM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks. those are some very nice pieces you have started there. show us some more of your work.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#6 posted 03-24-2008 02:57 PM

Welcome. We’re and eclectic crew here at LJ. I’m sure you’ll find succor for all of your woodworking aspirations. I know I do. And don’t worry about your toolage, it will grow just like them little ones and someday you’ll look back and remember when. So welcome again and enjoy.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#7 posted 03-24-2008 04:04 PM

Welcome to LJ’s. Enjoy

-- Pretzel L8agn

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#8 posted 03-24-2008 05:47 PM

Welcome! Nice work, You must also have a lathe.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#9 posted 03-24-2008 05:50 PM

Welcome! You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see more of your projects and comments. What are you going to do with the colums? Have fun and work safe.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#10 posted 03-24-2008 06:00 PM

Welcome. A nice set of columns. Welcome to the site.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#11 posted 03-24-2008 06:27 PM

You’re right this is the best site ever

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#12 posted 03-24-2008 07:31 PM

Good to have you on board.

-- Thuan

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#13 posted 03-24-2008 09:37 PM

welcome to lumberjocks. i know you’ll love it here!

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#14 posted 03-24-2008 09:48 PM

Welcome, you haven’t seen anything yet. This site will and can teach you everything you want to learn.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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#15 posted 03-25-2008 06:18 AM

I sure wish I had a lathe but I made the caps by cutting the circles on my little bandsaw and cut the cove into it with a jig I made on the table saw. The colums and the arched header are for a custom mirror frame I am hoping to sell I still have a lot of peices I am planning to make for it.

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