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Location: Argyle texas

I am a custom finish carpenter with over 30 years experience. I am just now looking at woodshop projects. I even failed woodshop in highschool. I have built incredible things on jobsites but am truly interested (for the first time) in wood shop style projects. Hoping I catch on quick and am really enjoying many of the beautiful projects I have browsed through here

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#1 posted 884 days ago

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 884 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#3 posted 884 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 884 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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#5 posted 884 days ago

I just picked up a new lathe. As a rule, I only buy quality tools. With shop tools I am finding out you can spend and enormous amount of money on them. Since I am a true beginner at these things, I did not go all out with my first lathe. I went to harbor freight (yeah I know). I got a 14 X 40 benchtop. I also picked up a bunch of 4 X 4s from a job I did this week. I figured i could practice on nickel peices of wood instead of something much nicer. I have an incredible amount of pecan at my disposal so I have lots to do there. I also happened along a decent amount of bodark. I have not had a chance to size any of it yet but will do so as needed. hopefully there will be some wonderful surprises hidden in the piles. =) My one concern starting off is not so much inexperience. I have been a custom woodworker for over 30 years and still have all my fingers. But with shop tools there is a new set of rules. I am not wanting to lose my teeth or worse if a block of wood comes flying off the lathe. I have read several safety pages and believe I will do ok. I have about 80 ft of 4 X 4 to play with this weekend so wish me luck. ;)

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#6 posted 541 days ago

If you have any questions on turning I maybe able to help…

-- Cosmicturner

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#7 posted 541 days ago

thanks. I am sure i can use all the help I can get

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