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Musings #1: Is this thing on?

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Blog entry by stoneroom posted 02-10-2011 09:31 AM 629 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Its been a week or so since I signed up for LJ. For most of that week I haven’t given LJ a lot of thought, as I’ve been busy in non-wood projects. So I guess with all good beginnings, this one should start out with a little foundation work.

In the experience category I have very little. As a child I was only ever exposed to woodworking on the rare occasion through shop class or BSA arts and crafts. As an adult I moved around a lot and have never, until recently, had a fixed location to coalesce project ideas and tinker around in.

All of that changed 18 months or so ago when my wife and I bought our first house, a nice old 1905 colonial. When we were evaluating the house one aspect that appealed to me was an existing small wood working setup in the basement. While I had never been a woodworker, I was an accomplished tinkerer with all kinds of unusual things for some Live Action Role Playing games I participate in. At last, I thought to myself, a place to truly set up shop and work on accumulating all the tools and knickknacks that go along with a permanent workshop.

Fast forward to today and I am slowly adding a lot of woodworking tools and delving deeper and deeper into interesting projects with wood to augment my crafting and construction projects. While I will never work only in wood I am glad to finally be exposed to this world of woodworking knowledge and possibilities.

Pax

from the Stoneroom



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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 02-10-2011 01:21 PM

exciting times ahead. And what type of woodworking appeals to you – renovating your new home? building furniture? building accessories? sculptures? or – the sky is the limit?

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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spunwood

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#2 posted 02-10-2011 04:25 PM

Welcome here man, glad you found such a great hobby.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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grizzman

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#3 posted 02-10-2011 04:37 PM

well welcome to the home of the best…this is the site that is a wood workers heaven..wonderful people are here and tons of wonderful projects to check out for idea and inspiration,, and most of all the knowledge of wood working is here…whenever you need help of have a question,,,just bring it up in one of the forums and i doubt you will be disappointed….again …welcome to lumber jocks

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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MTBrian

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#4 posted 02-10-2011 05:35 PM

.Welcome to Lumberjacks, this site is invaluable when you are starting up. Always plenty of advice, tool reviews and sounding boards for ideas. Take some pictures of the woodshop, it is always interests me to see where people do their woodworking.

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GaryD

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#5 posted 02-10-2011 08:12 PM

Pax welcome to LJ’s, this too will become as addicting as woodworking. If you ever run into a problem or just have a question, (nothing is a stupid question here) just ask you will be amazed at the answers.

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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