Getting Started #1: "Huh, never seen this before"

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Blog entry by rahammers posted 04-02-2008 09:58 PM 669 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Just starting out with woodworking and looking to start a journal. Hopefully this will provide added incentive to progress and learn. Possibly meet some people that understand that projects aren’t finished in 30 minutes with 2 commercial breaks. On the shows everything looks so easy. My how things change once you feel the grain in your hands.

We’ll thats all for now, being a complete nube I am anxious to go and google “bubinga”.

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Paul D

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#1 posted 04-02-2008 10:57 PM

Yep, those shows make you think everything is SO easy. Sure, Norm and David Marks (others) are very talented and know what they are doing. The TV shows are great at marketing that’s for sure.

Keep blogging your experiences. I should do the same really. I’ve been a scrollsawer for a good number of years and now I’m trying to learn how to do other WW things like make boxes, cabinets, etc. You’ll do just fine …

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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Dan Lyke

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#2 posted 04-02-2008 11:49 PM

Welcome to the rewarding frustration! I find that it’s easy to make something that I’m happy to have in my house, but I’m pretty sure there’ll always be room for improvement.

And the community that Martin’s got going here at Lumberjocks is awesome!

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 04-03-2008 03:15 AM

Yeah, I know the shows as well (and so does my wife because she always wonders why I am so slooooow). Plus these shops are always spotless and everything always fits. I don’t know about you but I seem to have the market cornered on mistakes.

thanks for the post.

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

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#4 posted 04-03-2008 07:07 AM

They do make it look easy, huh?

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

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