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103 posts in 1947 days

Location: Scottsdale, AZ

I have loved woodworking since I won woodworker of the year award in 9th grade. Basically this meant I sanded faster than other students. I was goofing off with friends at the award assembly and when they called my name I didn't even hear it. One of my friends said, "Dude I think they just called your name." It was the only award I ever got in school.

I have owned 2 houses and built 2 shops, one at each. Area for a detached shop is a criteria for buying a home.

I have no particular skill. I can make things that look OK but quality finish grade stuff is beyond where I am at right now. I could spend all evening every evening out in my shop making Adirondack chairs, stuff for my kids, table saw jigs, and the like.

Here is a fun story, I sent in a tool tip to workbench magazine in Feb. and they decided to buy it ($75) and publish it in the May/June 2009 issue. I was automatically entered into a tip submission contest and won. Out of the blue one day I got a Milwaukee 12" sliding miter saw 6955-20 delivered to my front door ($650). I sold it on Ebay and made enough money to buy the Ridgid TS350 table saw, Craftsman router, Ridgid OSS, and a Porter Cable jigsaw 9543. It was like Christmas. Can anyone verify my tool tip is in this months workbench magazine. It was a tip to put wheels on a table saw. Should say Todd from Scottsdale, AZ.

If I get the chance I would really like to find a woodworking mentor in my city that I could spend some time with. I would like to learn how to dovetail, mortise and tendon, stain and finish, build cabinet doors, and do some detailed router work.

I am learning a lot on this site and am glad I found it.

Did I mention that I work full time with teenagers so woodworking in my man cave is like brain-cool-down and therapy. I love them but they can drive you to the edge.


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#1 posted 1947 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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Scott Bryan

27251 posts in 2455 days

#2 posted 1947 days ago

Hello Tmiller,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be both a rewarding and an inspirational part of your woodworking adventure.

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

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18326 posts in 2286 days

#3 posted 1947 days ago

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.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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10874 posts in 2192 days

#4 posted 1947 days ago

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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2672 posts in 2475 days

#5 posted 1946 days ago

Hay Welcome to LJs Its a Great Place

-- Jim, Kentucky

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103 posts in 1947 days

#6 posted 1946 days ago

Thanks everyone.

Ok I have a question. Why can’t I view the thumbnails of the projects people have posted? All I am able to view is the first big picture. When I click on the thumbnails it just shows me the first picture only bigger.

Any help would be appreciated.


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Todd Thomas

4969 posts in 2082 days

#7 posted 1946 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks….This will be a great resource for you and your projects. There are a bunch of great people here willing to help……have fun….I’m looking forward to your projects and posts….. WARNING: Visiting LumberJocks has proven to be addictive.

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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Todd A. Clippinger

8773 posts in 2733 days

#8 posted 1946 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks – The best woodworking community anywhere!
I look forward to seeing your posts and projects.

Share the Love ~ Share the Knowledge

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#9 posted 1946 days ago

Welcome Tmiller, glad you’ve joined us!

-- Bill, Florida

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#10 posted 1946 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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13495 posts in 2407 days

#11 posted 1945 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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103 posts in 1947 days

#12 posted 1943 days ago

This site is unbelievable! I have spent like 10 hours on here since I signed up 3 days ago. It is keeping me up way to late.


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Don K.

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#13 posted 1941 days ago

”This site is unbelievable! I have spent like 10 hours on here since I signed up 3 days ago. It is keeping me up way to late.”

LOL, welcome to L/J’s I know what you mean, great place with great people and some great information, as one new member to another, this place is VERY addictive, I spend WAY to much time on here myself.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#14 posted 1941 days ago

“Welcome”…to… “L J’s”…Enjoy.

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#15 posted 1941 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks . This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

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

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