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Location: Ft. Worth, Texas

Electrical Engineer, Retired.
40 years experience as a woodworking beginner, always learning.

-- Smitty

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#1 posted 05-02-2010 10:23 AM

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

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#2 posted 05-02-2010 03:17 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 05-02-2010 04:38 PM

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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#4 posted 05-02-2010 06:10 PM

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

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 05-03-2010 01:40 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! This is a great place to get – or give – advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are a wonderful source of new ideas. I look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

To get the most feedback on your projects, it’s best to only post 1 or 2 at a time. This way you will get feedback over several days and from a wide variety of members.

Please enjoy your membership.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#6 posted 05-04-2010 07:29 AM

Welcome to our forums Smitty!

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#7 posted 05-04-2010 10:15 PM

Welcome, you’ll love it here!

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland -

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#8 posted 05-05-2010 12:29 AM

Wow, Thanks for all the warm welcomes! I”m just astounded at the talent and craftsmanship evident in the projects here on LJS. Probably won’t ever reach those levels, but hope to continue learning with my ‘beginner’ projects and continue to enjoy your projects.

-- Smitty

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#9 posted 05-05-2010 12:41 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks!

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#10 posted 05-05-2010 01:11 AM

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself a few months ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…


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

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#11 posted 05-18-2010 04:10 AM

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 soon moving to Virginia †

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#12 posted 05-29-2010 03:49 AM

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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#13 posted 05-30-2010 05:39 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks I hope you enjoy this site as much as I do, I’m sure you will.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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#14 posted 04-27-2011 07:06 PM

Hi! can you share with me the process for fixing the aligment problem for the Craftsman 218330? I cant access the photos publised on your post. I have the same problem of blade aligment and I can’t return the saw to the store. I live in Guadalajara, Mexico.

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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#15 posted 04-27-2011 10:42 PM

Velez, I tried my best but was not able to correct the problem with my 218330 saw, as noted in post #11 in my 21833 review. Also see this thread, post #20 for more bad news-

I deleted the pics of my attempted fix from photoshop but will be happy to email them to you if you like, but caution that the problems I fixed and pictured were only the tip of the iceberg. The real root cause of the problem could only be corrected by replacing the arbor, the trunion, and the arbor support bracket. They are machined inclorrectly.

I would sure try hard to get Sears to fix the problem. Best of luck and sorry for the bad news.

-- Smitty

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