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My name is Mark, and I dream about wood

by natenaaron
posted 06-25-2013 03:10 PM

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#1 posted 06-25-2013 03:51 PM

Welcome to the site. Lurk all you want. Most of us did the same thing before joining. It’s a good place to learn. Lots of real craftsmen here to learn from and no end to the amount of help people are willing to give. Enjoy

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 06-25-2013 04:24 PM

Wait til you ask people if they want to see your (or pictures of) wood.

-- I think, therefore I think I am.

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#3 posted 06-25-2013 05:22 PM

Welcome to the site, Mark. And remember, things will go much better for you if your wife has an appreciation for your wood as well.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 06-25-2013 05:30 PM

My wife is not so fond of my wood when it is in its rough state. She just can’t see the beauty underneath. Get it all polished up and presentable then she is happy.

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#5 posted 06-25-2013 06:13 PM

Welcome to LJ! A fair amount of us have all had that happen, where the spouse cannot see the finished product. My wife, luckily, gets off just looking at the planks as they come off the planer, often expressing “oohs” and “ahhs” at the grain. But then she comes down with pictures of what she thinks I should build out of that plank, so we all have our detractors!

And there is so many ways wood goes well with metal, you should have an endless lineup of goodies to build.

-- Paul, Tennessee,

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#6 posted 06-25-2013 06:26 PM

Mark, be very welcome to Lumberjocks

-- Bert

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#7 posted 06-25-2013 06:38 PM

Welcome to the site, Mark. I’m sure that you will enjoy Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 06-25-2013 10:19 PM

welcome to lumberjocks,you’ll find some very knowledgable folks here…..

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#9 posted 06-25-2013 10:34 PM

Welcome. Wood, metal, you’ll find it all here.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#10 posted 06-25-2013 10:39 PM

Welcome! Don’t be afraid to post stuff amidst all the reading. I find that allowing these smart people to see what you’ve made can only help. I have gotten so much info from this website. Glad you’re here!

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#11 posted 06-25-2013 10:51 PM

Good to have you here. I’m sure most of us dream about wood. I was sinking log pylons in my garage floor the other night. My motive escapes me. Probably due to I’m in the middle of my bench build.

Sappy dreams.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#12 posted 06-25-2013 11:48 PM

This is the place to get your wood fix.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#13 posted 06-26-2013 12:53 AM

Welcome Mark. You will find a lot of knowledge on this site. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.

-- Life is good.

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#14 posted 06-26-2013 01:12 AM

Welcome Mark you will find almost anything you need onn here

-- Coach Mancuso

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#15 posted 06-26-2013 01:55 AM

Welcome Mark,

There is lots to read. Much of it is at varying skill levels, so there is something for everyone. When you are comfortable, post some comments or pics of your projects.


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#16 posted 06-26-2013 02:08 AM

Welcome aboard enjoy.

-- Custom furniture

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#17 posted 06-26-2013 05:03 PM

Welcome Mark. I like to call this site the brain trust…there are people on here with any kindof experience you need…It has been very helpful to me.

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