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Location: San Francisco, CA

I'm new to woodworking and enjoying the challenge of trying to learn and practice it in the confines of an apartment in San Francisco. This has led me down the path of primarily hand tools.

Also the maintainer of a side project website for sharing woodworking blog links:

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added blog entry Scrapwood Stool #1: Laminating a Seat 09-15-2014 05:02 AM
commented on A gift I hope goes unused for a very long time 09-14-2014 09:09 PM
commented on Arts and Crafts Desk 09-14-2014 05:32 AM
commented on Desk Clock 09-09-2014 01:44 PM
commented on Japanese Style Toolbox Build 09-09-2014 03:09 AM
commented on Tool Tray 09-08-2014 11:00 PM
commented on Never trust that darn straight-edge 09-08-2014 03:50 AM
commented on Step Back Cupboard from dunnage 09-08-2014 03:09 AM
commented on 2x4 Half Lap Bar Stools 09-08-2014 03:09 AM
added project Tool Tray 09-08-2014 02:17 AM
commented on Dragon Claw Stool 09-04-2014 12:11 AM
commented on picture from pieces found aroun garden 08-26-2014 04:02 AM
commented on Greene and Greene Standing Desk 08-25-2014 05:50 PM
commented on Live-Edge Oak Table 08-23-2014 02:26 AM
commented on Spalted Magnolia Stool 08-22-2014 11:55 PM

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#1 posted 04-12-2013 05:29 AM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy !
Because I often get asked questions by new members I’ve included the answers to the most( FAQ) along with my welcoming message to LJs.
You should know that posting questions or projects here (your profile page) will not get you very many responses’ just because it’s your profile page not part of a main forum. To post in a main forum read below.
Want to know how to post something?
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#2 posted 04-12-2013 12:09 PM

Welcome aboard. It’s great that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 04-12-2013 01:51 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#4 posted 04-12-2013 05:21 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks – enjoy the community.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 04-12-2013 06:47 PM

Thanks everyone! I’m COMPLETELY new to woodworking, but I got the bug. I’ve marveled at all the projects people continually build on this forum, and hope to learn from everyone. Currently I’m taking some evening classes and just reading books. Goal this year is to create a small modest work area in my apartment and learn some basic hand tool techniques.

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#6 posted 06-10-2013 03:56 PM

There is a woodworking club in Pleasant hill that you might look into joining. I do not belong to it but you can google it up. You might be able to make a connection there after getting to know the guys. The insurance thing is scary for sure as there are many dangers in the shop. Not sure if any of the jc’s have night classes for woodworking anymore but taking a class to use the tools would be good.


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282 posts in 525 days

#7 posted 06-10-2013 05:07 PM

Thanks Bob! Found the club site, definitely will look into it.

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#8 posted 07-10-2014 12:03 AM

Great work and I really like that you do it in your apartment!!

I have been using power tools for years, and only in the last few have I understood what is so special about hand tools. I still mill with power, but after that its hand tools. I would like to do a full project with just hand tools and then who knows.

-- Im so impressed with what people can do, and I wonder how they do it. Thats what keeps me doing it.

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