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Blog entry by teenagewoodworker posted 02-04-2008 12:02 AM 7799 reads 3 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey Everyone! Welcome to the first video episode of Teen Age Woodworking. In this episode i will overview all of the tools that i think you need to hold a successful small woodworking shop. these are also tools that you should look to buy if you are trying to start up a workshop. i forgot to mention these two power tools though. they are not necessities but will make your life a whole lot easier. a small bench top table saw (for ripping wood) and a 10 inch miter saw (for making cuts on small stock and getting perfect miters). well i hope you enjoy the video.

i hope that you enjoyed the video. if you did then remember to check back for my next episode. my mother wants me to make something for her so i will take everyone through the steps of the project from picking out wood to the stain that I’ll be using. well i hope that you’ll come again.

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#1 posted 02-04-2008 12:26 AM

Nice work. Keep up the posts.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#2 posted 02-04-2008 12:32 AM

Hay! Denis
I consider you, to be what this site is mainly about. From one woodworker to another, I welcome you to LumberJocks. You have already fit in nicely. I think you have done an excellent job with your video post and your mom has to be very proud of you. I’m really looking forward to your future posts. What are you going to build for the lucky lady?
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#3 posted 02-04-2008 12:57 AM

well she wants me to build a sort of hanger thing so we can hang up coats on the wall. its not a huge treasure trove of skills but i figure it will be a good chance to look at milling lumber, laminating boards, and to try out the “foolproof finish” (fine woodworking 196)

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#4 posted 02-04-2008 12:57 AM

Very well done. It’s a good start and will only get better as you do more. Maybe it’s my old ears, but I did have a bit of a problem hearing what you were saying, so having someone else give it an ear would help. Do you work from a script? Keep up the good work.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#5 posted 02-04-2008 01:11 AM

no i don’t work from a script. my camera doesn’t have the best sound what i do is just turn it up pretty loud and sit about five feet back. it sounds better and the resolution is better. you can see it in full screen if you do that to.

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#6 posted 02-04-2008 02:21 AM

Hi Dennis,
You are a young man of courage, keep it up. I’m sure you’ll go far in woodworking and in life with an attitude like you’ve got. I take my hat off to you.

I enjoyed the video very much, I’ll be looking for more from you.

All the best

-- Informing & Inspiring Today’s Woodworkers:

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#7 posted 02-04-2008 02:35 AM

Great podcast, I look forward to the next one.

-- Andy Stark

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#8 posted 02-04-2008 02:38 AM

Hi Dennis,

This was a very polished and informative video. I have videos of my son when he was about your age “producing” a play for a drama class in high school. They were nowhere near as well done as this video. Great work young man. You displayed a great deal of courage and maturity with this video. I am sure that you are doing equally well in school and you should do well not only with woodworking, should you continue to pursue this, but in college as well.

Thanks for sharing this post.

God bless.

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

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Thos. Angle

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#9 posted 02-04-2008 03:57 AM

Welcome aboard. keep up the good work.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#10 posted 02-04-2008 08:38 AM

Well done mate, takes some guts to put yourself up for the whole world to see!

1 question… what happens to the name when you get older, “The man woodworker” eh!

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#11 posted 02-04-2008 02:13 PM

very well done; very informative!!
can’t wait for the next in the series.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#12 posted 02-04-2008 09:02 PM

Wow, what a great job. I look forward to more.

Do I see another Norm here?

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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#13 posted 02-05-2008 03:01 AM

Hi Denis:

Super job…...........that’s the way to participate!!!! You are absolutely correct. That’s all the tools you need to get started.

I’m impressed…....don’t loose sight that you have to continually be building inorder to get good at this stuff. You are starting at the right age.

Dig in Denis and keep working it, BUILD – BUILD and BUILD…............Neil

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#14 posted 02-05-2008 05:10 AM

Why does Denis look so much more relaxed and smoother than I did in my first video?? Heck, he looks more relaxed than I did in my latest video. :)

Denis, great job man. What a great idea. Please keep it up.


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#15 posted 02-05-2008 04:09 PM

Excellent video Dennis! I see a workbench project in your future!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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