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My Granddad owned and operated a small Sawmill, and my dad worked for the Forest Service (he did help out with the mill for awhile, but with a wife and my brother on the way he figured he need more money). So I guess it was/is no surprise I found some way to be involved with wood. I haven't had much of a chance to develop my skills (I'm not even sure I have any), but I sure enjoy it.

I'm a science teacher in a small town. With student loans and a small family I don't have the money to set up a shop. So I did what any self respecting woodworker wanna be would do. I made friends with the shop teacher. It probably won't make my woodworking any better, but hey, I get to use all those tools for free (He does make me clean up, can you believe that.)

-- remember always measure once and cut twice

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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 2689 days ago

Welcome to the L J forum

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Max

55956 posts in 2876 days


#2 posted 2689 days ago

We are gald to have you on board here at Lumberjocks… Welcome…

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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Karson

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#3 posted 2689 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Obi

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#4 posted 2678 days ago

Making friends with the shop teacher is a great move. Now introduce him to the rest of the jocks and the two of you can make side projects and he can teach you about all the different woods, and you can sell it for profit to buy more wood and more tools…

I think I’d spend every waking moment in the shop and make as much as I could. And then sell it during the summer. Little things, big things…cute things ugly things… oh wait, that’s what i do already. Better watch it, I’ll let you see my wood and then sell it to you for a bazillion dollars.

I’m a bad, bad man.

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oscorner

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#5 posted 2649 days ago

I hope in time, that with the free shop time(except for the clean up) you will develope your skills with us. You’ll find that many here do their great works of woodworking with simple hand tools and with reclaimed lumber. Welcome aboard!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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roundabout22

89 posts in 2689 days


#6 posted 2647 days ago

i have to say this site is great, and I don’t mean just the projects. I was a member for maybe 5 minutes and I had people welccoming me. Thank you.

Obi I hope I can make and sell things during the summer so as to buy tools. My problem is demigraphics. I live in a town that has less than 1000 people (yes less than 1000) and the next nearest town is a hour away. Most people aren’t interested in custom furniture.

-- remember always measure once and cut twice

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PanamaJack

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#7 posted 2610 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. We hope you came to stay. You have questions, we’ll answer them…You have answers, we’ll question them. Just enjoy.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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Thos. Angle

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#8 posted 2519 days ago

Now, my young friend, Green River is not the middle of nowhere. It’s somewhere near the bottom on no where. I lived in Roosevelt for quite a while and it is probably the north end of no where. And besides you have the best watermelons in the world. If I were you I would work the area around Gand Junction with what you produce. You will find a market over there. Not to mention you have the Interstate to set up a shop on. You’ll do fine. Good luck.Tom

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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roundabout22

89 posts in 2689 days


#9 posted 2519 days ago

Thos., I might have to agree with you on your geography Roosevelt is a little ways away. But the melons here are indeed good. In fact next week is Melon Days, Saturday all you can eat watermelon, catalope, and crenshaw melons.

As far as a market in Grand Junction, that is a possibility. My problem right now is the lack of a shop. At home I use an area that is about 12’ by 12’. I can barely move around there, and I don’t have a lot of good quality tools. I do have access to the school shop, but then so do the students, and they don’t always treat the tools right. Hopefully within the next few years I’ll get a shop set up, and can start doing a few more commissions.

-- remember always measure once and cut twice

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Grant

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#10 posted 2118 days ago

You commented on the cradle that I made and you are correct that I used teh plan from WOOD magazine. I did not however provide a mattress because my coworker already had a mattress that fit in it nearly perfectly(a little snug). I have seen this box you have made somewhere along the way in my woodworking magazines, can you help to remind me which one? How difficult was it to make. I need to provide a simple yet elegant project for my Introduction to Woodworking classes and have not quite found the perfect item. I briefly considered doing his project but I would like your opinion first. Thanks.

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gjd

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#11 posted 1963 days ago

Happy Anniversary! This coming week you will have been a Lumber Jock for 2 years. Thanks for your participation.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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gjd

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#12 posted 1600 days ago

Well, another year has rolled by. It must have been a fun year because it seems like yesterday when I congratulated you on be a LJ for 2 years. Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary at Lumber Jocks. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit and happy anniversary!

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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roundabout22

89 posts in 2689 days


#13 posted 1600 days ago

Gary, I wouldn’t have even noticed if you hadn’t wrote. So Thank you. I don’t seem to make many comments but I do enjoy coming here.

-- remember always measure once and cut twice

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#14 posted 1589 days ago

Wow,
Over 3 Years as an LJ… gotta say, that is very impressive… Congrats on your third anniversary…

Wisty
PS: I look forward to the day I reach this unique milestone…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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