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I'm just starting out on my real woodworking journey. It took me three months cleaning out the garage till I could find the workbench and I knew there was a radial arm saw back there somewhere. It's still back there but accessable now and I found a couple of other treasures I didn't expect - a jigsaw and a belt sander that I didn't know existed. These were my dads, but he died of altzhiemers about 13 years ago and my mother sold most of the tools we had. I have been trying to collect enough to get going on my own as well as lerning to do the basics to get me started. I have done some wood carving and inherited quite a few woodcarving and hand tools from my grandfather - they all are in need of sharpening! The plans for the immediate future are a simple drawing table and chair - which should have been finished this week, but seems that setting up all the tools takes a lot more time than I have scheduled. After that I need to build my two rabbits, Rowan and Rhiannah a mondo - condo 6 feet x 39" by three stories.

I have drawn out plans for a new tv shelf/bookshelf/media storage cabinet in the mission style, a matching corner cupboard and a desk with a roll our cart that fits under it when not in use to conserve on space that is to holds file drawers, printer, printer paper, books, and the top will fold out to create more work space when I need it. These three projects I have drawn out in the mission style with leaded glass doors. Tonight I discovered the work of Harvey Ellis who worked for Stickley. I love his designs! it seems I am going to have to rethink some of the elements of those three projects. I was planning to do them out of oak as that is the usual wood for Mission style that I have seen but Cherry is really my favorite. Now tonight I discovered that Cherry was used a lot in Mission furniture - well at least some of the later stuff, so I might just go with cherry and really have what I like when I'm finished.

This summer I took a class in stained glass and just finished my first stained glass window - have to get that miter saw bolted down so I can make the frame and get it hung. I do like the marriage of glass and wood. Now that I discovered Harvey Ellis, looks like I'm going to have to learn how to do inlay too.
It's a good thing that I like to learn new things, just not enough time to get them all together into the projects I have in my head. I started sharpening my grandfather's old chisels so I could lern to do hand cut dovetails. My carpentry teacher said the only way to learn is practice just like when you were learning cursive. Oh, that and a Lie Nielson dovetail saw which costs quite a lot - guess I'll have to ask my secret santa for that only there's a $100 limit at Christmas. Guess a gift card would help. In the mean time I did buy one of those Japanese dove tail saws and so I could start practicing those dove tails, just pull instead of push on the saw. The chisel work will be the same whatever saw I use as long as I can cut the lines straight. I really like the feel of a really sharp chisel on wood! Alas I have quite a bit of arthritis so I won't be going all the way Roy Underhill, Most of the work is going to have to get done a' le Norm
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#1 posted 1765 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help you with your woodworking endeavors. Feel free to ask for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………LOL

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#2 posted 1765 days ago

“Welcome to LJ’s” ….the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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#3 posted 1765 days ago

Hello Scottishrose,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be an interesting, as well as exciting, experience. Have fun and enjoy.

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#4 posted 1765 days ago

Welcome aboard. Nice to have you join us on Lumberjocks.

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#6 posted 1765 days ago

Glad to see that you have made Lumberjocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

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Welcome to LumberJocks!

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#8 posted 1764 days ago

Welcome to LJs a place were there are great people,super projects and outstanding woodworkers.Enjoy

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#9 posted 1764 days ago

Welcome to Lumber Jocks ;-)) You’ve found the best WW site on the WWW !!

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#10 posted 1762 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.

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#11 posted 1762 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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#12 posted 1762 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. It is a GREAT place to get ideas for your projects and help when you get stuck. There is a ton of information to help you along the way.

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#13 posted 1758 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.

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welcome to LJ’s…cant wait to see some pictures…how did the chair turn out??? or still going?

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