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I am a artist/photographer/recycle artist/crafter/ faux room painter/ fly fisherman... etc. I have most every tool I need to do house remodeling...of which my house is still a work in progress. now I am trying to teach myself woodworking for furniture. My dad was a woodworker most of his life. He gave me my first tool... a ten inch delta band saw, which I gave to my son, who is now making wood boxes as a hobby. I now have Rigid tools, the Kreg tools and a few others. I became unemployed last year and have been brain storming ever since. I have decided to learn to make simple furniture. I am collecting reclaimed wood and pallet wood plus a supply of plywood. I enjoy watching the Rob Cosman youtube videos. I also like to use wood in crafts.
So, yes, I am a beginner. I love the look of furniture that has no nails or screws. something about the purity of design. So, I will be attempting this style as well as those using the Kreg pocket hole system.
I used to be the tool lady at home depot years ago... and i asked for that department because for some odd reason, I love wood working tools! And of the other 5 in the woodworking department, I was the one they chose to demonstrate the tools, and the only one with a woodworking shop.
At present, I have my home rented out and I am visiting in SC... so no nice shop- so not going to be easy to do this, as i only have a small shed to store my tools and a small work table. .. but country girls can do anything!
My next big tool will be a Rigid planner. I look forward to learning from you pros and hope you don't mind having a novice female butting in from time to time...

-- Southernelle

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commented on Rustic Pallet Furniture 04-10-2014 03:47 AM
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added project Steering coaster and a Kiddie car and Scooter 01-19-2014 12:03 PM
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#1 posted 05-07-2013 03:47 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- Todd

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#2 posted 05-07-2013 06:16 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks – enjoy the Community.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#3 posted 05-07-2013 06:27 PM

Welcome to LJ’s. There’s a wealth of knowledge here, just for the asking. Don’t worry about butting in from time to time, you will always get an answer.

-- If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you!

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#4 posted 05-08-2013 01:21 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?
See the drop-down box underneath my Lumberjocks in the upper right hand corner. Click on the arrow and select which type of posting you want to make (Project, Blog entry, Forum topic). This will take you to the appropriate page and you just fill in the form.
Sending Private messages(PMs) to other members
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Need help with posting or other questions ?
Contact:
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Just for the record even though I have a large number of post I’m not involved with LJs management ,I’m just another member.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#5 posted 05-08-2013 03:41 AM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#6 posted 05-08-2013 04:24 AM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#7 posted 05-09-2013 08:23 PM

Welcome welcome to Lumberjocks. I hope you find this place to be as welcoming and helpful as I have.
I haven’t been doing woodworking for very long, so feel free to ask if I can be of any help.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#8 posted 05-27-2013 02:18 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks! Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#9 posted 05-28-2013 04:54 PM

thank you, the learning process is stressful… trying to figure it out on my own… I did manage to make a crate from boards from an oak pallet. I also put a new blade on my rigid table saw after i had several kickbacks… (figured that since the blade looked it was well used… maybe it needed to go) I chose the diablo 24 teeth blade…it was a bugger get it off so I had to get help…but cut though the pallet wood like butter… so I am just practicing making crosses and crates and wood crafts out of pallet wood and a toddlers rocking rooster out of plywood and boards. thanks for the encouragements!

-- Southernelle

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MrGoodCat

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#10 posted 04-10-2014 12:23 AM

Welcome to the group. Working with pallets be sure to check and recheck for nails in the lumber. It’ll save your blades and $.

-- I dream of a world where a chicken can cross the road without having their motives questioned.

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