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Location: Lubbock, TX
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I am a Scottish Texan who butchers wood as a therapy for life's little teases! I am just developing a workshop - 1/2 of a 2 car garage.

I built John Whites 'New fangled Workbench' about a year ago but there are a number of 'bits' that need finishing up or improving. Its a great workbench though. I 'upsized' it somewhat to cope with bigger contruction projects but if I were doing it again I would stick closer to John's advices. I am modifying it somewhat to use the 'tool well' to run a trapped dolly in and that will be my sliding table for my 10" Hitachi contractor's tablesaw and big sheet cuts. I am currently modifying a universal tablesaw jig I have seen to bridge the nearly 3/8" gap that my direct drive saw has that makes creating a zero clearance insert for it impossible.

Recent projects - a screen porch conversion of a carport - we got a friend of mine a lot of cool living space for not a lot of $$$ and a set of redwood open plan stairs from the 2nd floor verandah to the back garden as an access to another friend's painting studio.

I am amazed at the work I see posted here on LJ and hope to catch up in the next decade or two.

-- TartanJock

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#1 posted 2382 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks! Enjoy yourself.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 2382 days ago

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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#3 posted 2382 days ago

Let me welcome you to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be an interesting and rewarding part of your woodworking journey.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 2382 days ago

Welcome to the wonderful world of LJ’s (Enjoy) Come on in, The water’s fine, fine, fine. Happy, that you have chosen to join the family.
You can ask, show, teach, learn, and Share woodworking experiences.
There’s something here for anyone that likes working with wood.
Plus new friends
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#5 posted 2381 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s . A great community of people with like interests.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 2381 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community

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

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#7 posted 2381 days ago

welcome to the community !

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#8 posted 2381 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#9 posted 2381 days ago

thank y’all for your kind comments


-- TartanJock

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#10 posted 2381 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 †

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#11 posted 2378 days ago

A Scottish Texan….You might end up with quite a accent living too long in Texas! Ya’ll are very welcome to the one and only LumberJocks. If you should need any woodworking question answered, don’t hesitate to ask. Somebody’s gonna have a good answer for you.

Glad to have you here TartanJock!!!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#12 posted 2329 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.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#13 posted 2329 days ago

Welcome to LJs !! Glad you have joined us !!

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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