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Location: Middle Georgia

I am an aircraft painter near retirement. Couple of years ago I started thinking about what to do when retired. Lot of fishing here but a man can only fish so much. (Plus I am not any good at it and not crazy about the outdoors either.) There is also a lot of trees here where I live. My neighbors cut down a red oak. I got some pieces and cut them into slabs planning to do I don't know what with them. My wife talked me into getting a table saw so I could do some repairs around the house. I have always liked wood; the smell, the texture and the look. (It is so varied.) All this came together and the light went on over my head. So I dabbed a bit and the more I played with wood and read about woodworking the more I liked it. Then I discovered I really like hand planes more than I should. So I am an unskilled but wanna-be hobby woodworker who enjoys using his hands and mind.

I am retired now. I have about all (60-70) hand planes I need for now. Acquired a whole bunch of chisels. Maybe as many as the planes or more. Then went into a hand saw phase. Have maybe 20-30 hand saws. Taught myself how to hand sharpen the saws. I enjoy using hand tools more than power tools. But still find power tools useful. As for projects, there has only been one, a shoe box kit. Which I am happy with. It is made from the red oak my neighbors cut down. But apparently I enjoy restoring old tools more.

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#1 posted 01-12-2011 05:44 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. The projects are an inspiration, the information is priceless and the people are supportive. The only problem is, the site can get addictive.

God Bless

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#2 posted 01-12-2011 06:26 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 01-12-2011 06:58 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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#4 posted 01-13-2011 02:25 AM

Welcome to LJ’s

-- Who can I block now???????????????????????

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#5 posted 02-25-2011 08:09 PM

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself a little over a year ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…


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#6 posted 02-26-2011 12:59 AM

“WELCOME to LJ’s” …Enjoy the experience.

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#7 posted 06-25-2012 01:33 PM

Thanks All for the Welcome

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