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Blog entry by tkroupa posted 457 days ago 627 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been looking at this great group and site for a week and decided to join today. I am just getting started in my woodworking adventure as a approach 50 years old. All the kids are gone and love being in my 20×30 shop in the backyard. I have already found several projects on the site I am interested in trying and they will definitely stretch my woodworking skills, but I have to start some where. Looking forward to years of adventure. I would be interested in meeting anyone in the Boise area.

-- Tim, Meridian, Idaho https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kroupa-Kustum-Idaho-Wood-Krafts/1429234470652972



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Marty5965

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#1 posted 457 days ago

Hi Tim, welcome to LJ’s. The people here are great and you will, like me, learn a lot I’m sure.

-- Marty, Columbus, OH, learning every day....

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Dallas

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#2 posted 457 days ago

Welcome Tim! Dive in, start making sawdust… even mistakes are a learning event. Boy do I learn.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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Joe Weaver

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#3 posted 457 days ago

Welcome to lj’s great place to be

-- Joe, Ga

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Kaleb the Swede

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#4 posted 457 days ago

Your just getting started and have a 20 X 30 shop?! Well I was going to be nice and say welcome…...... Seriously though, welcome. There are some great people here and some fantastic woodworkers (not me), who answer questions competently and don’t hesitate to give out their advice to new woodworkers (me). Great to have you here

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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BTimmons

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#5 posted 457 days ago

I see on your shop page that you have a table saw. The first thing I recommend doing is making a cross-cut sled. You will use that so often, I promise that it’ll change your life.

Welcome aboard.

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - https://www.etsy.com/shop/BigTWW - http://vimeo.com/98821147

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ksSlim

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#6 posted 457 days ago

Welcome!
Do not frequent the hand tool forum, You’ll be addicted and its a slippery slope.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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clieb91

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#7 posted 457 days ago

Welcome aboard! Looking forward to seeing your projects.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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tkroupa

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#8 posted 457 days ago

Thanks for the welcome, already looking at a saw table sled, next thing I will make when I get back home.

-- Tim, Meridian, Idaho https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kroupa-Kustum-Idaho-Wood-Krafts/1429234470652972

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 457 days ago

Hi, Tim. It’s nice to have you here so welcome to Lumberjocks. It’s a great site so relax and have fun as you make sawdust.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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greg48

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#10 posted 457 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s Tim. If that “postage stamp” shop is not full of tools, you can look forward to filling it. Remember this! Each new project will require new joinery methods thus justifying a new tool acquisition.

Hope that you find this site a entertaining and informative as I have.

-- Greg, No. Cal.

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a1Jim

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#11 posted 457 days ago

Glad to have you join the fun welcome to Ljs Tim

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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BertFlores58

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#12 posted 457 days ago

Good to hear that you added yourself into this addictive corner. Start with the searching for what is easy for you. There are lots of beginners who are really good.

-- Bert

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Natalie

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#13 posted 456 days ago

Welcome! You will find all the help and support you could ever need on this site

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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KCConst

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#14 posted 359 days ago

A wealth of knowledge here.. I learn something every time I read/view LJ.. welcome

-- "Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do" Wooden

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tkroupa

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#15 posted 297 days ago

Thanks for all the comments, just posted a few projects I have been working on, just very basic and yes I did build a crude but effective table saw sled, and use it all the time. Having fun making saw dust, and looking a post daily.

-- Tim, Meridian, Idaho https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kroupa-Kustum-Idaho-Wood-Krafts/1429234470652972

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