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Blog entry by toolemera posted 11-06-2007 10:07 AM 616 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Greetings all. I’ve been lurking for a while and figured it was time to come out of the woodwork. Most of my head is stuck firmly in the 19th and 18th C in early woodworking and related trades. But I do pick up the odd cordless drill to fix stuff in my house. The rest of the time I seem to be digging further into the book and ephemera of woodworking and other trades. On occassion I have been known to bring a piece of old furniture back to life.

Simply put, I have too many books, too many tools, too little space and I guess that means I am a collector… but I do use them too!

See you around the forum

Gary Roberts

-- Gary Roberts, Dedham MA,

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#1 posted 11-06-2007 11:12 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks Gary. I think that you will find this Forum to your liking. We have the full spectrum of woodworkers here – from novice to master craftsman – and the guys and gals are always willing to share their knowledge and wisdom. Many of us are getting into using hand tools, it seems that hand planes are growing on quite a few of us. Enjoy the experience here.

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

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#2 posted 11-06-2007 12:50 PM


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

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#3 posted 11-06-2007 01:19 PM

With all that collecting, my guess is that you have a lot of knowledge to share about the history of woodworking, as well as your woodworking projects. Looking forward to hearing about your collections and seeing your creations

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 11-06-2007 01:44 PM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks, Gary. We will expect to be hearing from you when we are jabbering about planes and chisels and all sorts of very important techniques and philosophies, etc. LOL Have fun

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 11-06-2007 02:27 PM

Welcome Gary . Please make yourself at home.
I think you will find a lot of folks with similar intersts here, myself included.


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#6 posted 11-06-2007 02:31 PM

Welcome Gary!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#7 posted 11-06-2007 03:41 PM

Too many books, too many tools, too little space? I think you’ve met all the requirements for membership! Welcome!

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#8 posted 11-06-2007 05:59 PM

Hello Gary. Join the crowd. Please tell us more.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#9 posted 11-06-2007 09:15 PM

Welcome neighbor. Can’t wait to see pictures of your work.


-- Chelle

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#10 posted 11-07-2007 12:27 AM

welcome to LJ’s, Gary
i, too, look forward to seeing some of your projects. i know you’ll feel at home here. this has got be the best woodworking site on the internet, and as you spend more time here you’ll find that i’m not not just offering empty praise but honest and frank opinion, that most everyone here can agree with.

-- "Repetition is a leading cause of carelessness, and carelessness usually leads to injury"

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#11 posted 11-07-2007 03:27 AM

Gary nice to have you here. Post some of your work. We are all interested.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#12 posted 11-07-2007 03:39 AM

welcome “neighbor”

sounds like you should host the N.E. LJ picnic… you’ll have a wonderful Show and Tell!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#13 posted 11-07-2007 07:08 AM

Welcome if you are going to pick a century the 18th the way to go.

-- Billp

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#14 posted 11-07-2007 01:41 PM

what? another picnic? Cool

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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