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371 posts in 1940 days

Location: Kechi, Kansas

Retired. Amateur, no formal training in woodworking. What little I know has been learned by trial and much error over the last few years. I make a wide variety of items that just happen to be of interest at the time--some craftsman style furniture, some rustic Mexican style furniture, cutting boards (a requirement?). boxes, lamps, benches, and so on. Pretty eclectic mix of stuff. I do not specialize in anything except trying to keep my wife happy.

My (garage) shop is small and cramped. It is heated (barely) by two infrared heaters that do not do the job under winter conditions when it gets down into the teens and below. So, unfortunately, most of the time my woodworking in the winter is pretty vicarious in nature since I do like to feel my fingers when I am working. I sometimes do my winter glue ups in the entry way to the house where it is warm. However, this severely complicates my efforts to keep my wife happy.

I have a decent collection of tools, both hand and power. But like all other woodworkers I know, I always think there is something else I must have in order to be successful.

Thanks to all who have welcomed me to the site.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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55949 posts in 2771 days

#1 posted 1940 days ago

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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Todd Thomas

4969 posts in 1946 days

#2 posted 1940 days ago

Welcome to LJs….It will be a great resource for you and your projects There are allot of great people here willing to help…...have fun….

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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Scott Bryan

27251 posts in 2319 days

#3 posted 1940 days ago

Hello Rowdy,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be a rewarding and enriching part of your woodworking journey.

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

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Todd A. Clippinger

8698 posts in 2597 days

#4 posted 1940 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks – The best woodworking community anywhere!
I look forward to seeing your posts and projects.

Share the Love ~ Share the Knowledge

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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34795 posts in 2898 days

#5 posted 1940 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard. †

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

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8132 posts in 2265 days

#6 posted 1940 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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2641 posts in 2339 days

#7 posted 1940 days ago

Hay Welcome to LJs Its a Great Place

-- Jim, Kentucky

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11295 posts in 2372 days

#8 posted 1939 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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13495 posts in 2271 days

#9 posted 1939 days ago

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

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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19053 posts in 2349 days

#10 posted 1939 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks . This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 1616 days ago

If you are interested in antique science instruments, check out Prof. Thomas Greenslade’s Kenyon site for tons of pix and info!

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18326 posts in 2150 days

#12 posted 1579 days ago

Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary as a Lumber Jock! I look forward to more of your posts.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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371 posts in 1940 days

#13 posted 1579 days ago

Thanks, Gary. I have enjoyed it. Appreciate your taking the time to remember and post.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#14 posted 1579 days ago

Congratulations on your anniversary, We enjoy your posts and projects and look forward to many more.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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371 posts in 1940 days

#15 posted 1577 days ago

Thanks, Jerry. Appreciate the note.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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