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John Fleming

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Location: Oceanside, California
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I just retired, well sort of retired. I consult part time for a Computer Reseller dealing with IP Security and Digital Signage. I started a hobby five years ago, woodworking and collecting every power and hand tool I could find. Now I am going to school to officially learn how to be a cabinet maker and furniture builder. I have a great workshop or as my wife calls it a hobby shop, because a workshop actually makes things where a hobby shop just collects tools and stuff. I want to create a blog about my experience going to woodworking school. I want to create a record of what happens and share it with others, who may not be able to attend because of time, money or location,

-- Woodworker in Progress, Oceanside CA

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commented on The 43,568th Roubo Workbench here on Lumberjocks 04-02-2012 10:58 PM
commented on CROSS CUT SLED 04-02-2012 10:43 PM
commented on My First Cutting Board 05-31-2011 06:31 AM
commented on Stanley #4 plane and #80 scraper 08-24-2010 07:39 AM
commented on Small stuff 08-24-2010 07:31 AM
commented on First Router Table 08-24-2010 01:27 AM
added project Decorative Box 08-19-2010 12:47 AM
commented on Lefty Workbench 06-04-2010 07:13 AM
commented on Finally Completed: My First Cutting Booooarrrddddd! 06-04-2010 06:52 AM
commented on s/n 6 Sandzen Iron oxide Hydrostone in Sapele Greene and Greene Arts and Crafts Style frame 06-02-2010 07:56 AM
added project Newport Shell Carving 06-02-2010 07:51 AM
commented on Router Table 06-02-2010 07:09 AM
commented on my new work bench 06-02-2010 07:06 AM
commented on Referbished Hand Plane 06-02-2010 06:43 AM
added project Referbished Hand Plane 06-02-2010 02:05 AM

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cstrang

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#1 posted 10-30-2009 12:37 AM

Hey there, glad to see another person join the LumberJocks community! It’s a great place to meet new people, post projects, ask questions and so much more, hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Welcome!

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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Max

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#2 posted 10-30-2009 01:23 AM

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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Bureaucrat

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#3 posted 10-30-2009 02:11 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 love this site, I hope you will enjoy it too.

Look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

-- Gary

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woodworm

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#4 posted 10-30-2009 02:34 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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cabinetmaster

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#5 posted 10-30-2009 03:00 AM

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help you with your woodworking endeavors. Feel free to ask for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Scott Bryan

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#6 posted 10-30-2009 03:59 AM

Hello John,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be an interesting, as well as exciting, experience. Have fun and enjoy.

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

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Karson

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#7 posted 10-30-2009 04:22 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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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SnowyRiver

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#8 posted 10-30-2009 04:27 AM

Welcome aboard. Nice to have you join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Splinterman

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#9 posted 10-30-2009 11:24 AM

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

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#10 posted 10-30-2009 09:13 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks – The best woodworking community anywhere!
I look forward to seeing your posts and projects, especially about going to school. I think this will be fun to follow.

Share the Love ~ Share the Knowledge

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Jack Barnhill

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#11 posted 10-30-2009 09:40 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks, John. I attended a few woodworking classes in a similar program at Cerritos College a few years ago. I hope to get back there at some time or maybe down to Palomar. I live almost half-way between the two schools. I think it was 45 miles to Cerritos and 50 miles to Palomar.

Good luck with the classes. We’re all looking forward to your posts.

Todd – That the first time I’ve seen your “Welcome” video. That’s a great way to welcome new members.

-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow -- www.BarnhillWoodworks.com

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a1Jim

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#12 posted 10-31-2009 05:05 AM

Welcome to LJs a place were there are great people super projects and outstanding woodworkers. Enjoy

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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EzJack

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#13 posted 10-31-2009 05:11 AM

Howdy thar pilgrim.
The most important thing to learn is every time you go into that shop, stop, take a deep breath, tell yourself, OK, concentrate. This stuff will bite you quicker than a snake. We all have to pay, just try to get the discount.

-- Ain't better or worse than any other woodpecker in the woods.

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Bureaucrat

18326 posts in 2342 days


#14 posted 10-23-2010 02:59 AM

Imagine that! A year has almost gone by since you became a Lumber Jock. Congratulations on your anniversary! I look forward to your posts.

-- Gary

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