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Forum topic by Sawkerf posted 12-31-2009 06:32 PM 992 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-31-2009 06:32 PM

I just found this place this morning and – after poking around a little – think that it might be a pretty good place to hang around.

I’m a refugee from Taunton’s Fine Woodworking and Breaktime sites. After five years there, the new and “improved” sites pretty much left me cold. This site seems to capture much of the ambiance I’m used to, so it’s now on my Favorites list.

I’m looking forward to becoming a regular here.


-- Adversity doesn't build reveals it.

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#1 posted 12-31-2009 06:36 PM

welcome aboard. I find that the FWW sites are a great technical resource when you need some, but are not as real time, and alive as lumberjocks which is more of a small community.

enjoy your stay.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 12-31-2009 07:01 PM

Welcome Dave. I think you will like it here, we are a fun group. Also within our group, are the finest woodworkers in the world, so teaching and learning is big part of what goes on here. Enjoy.

-- Guy Kroll

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#3 posted 12-31-2009 07:04 PM

Welcome to LJ’s. There’s a lot of great people here and a lot of great projects for inspiration.

-- John in Arizona (but it's a dry heat!)

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Rick Dennington

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#4 posted 12-31-2009 07:30 PM

Greetings, and welcome, Dave to LJs: Here you will find a very interesting group of guys and gals. Some of the best craftsman in the world(and I do mean world) lurk on this site. We have them from every state in the U.S., and from the rest of the world, too. Anytime you have a ww question, or need help with anything, don’t be afraid to ask, because someone is gonna give you an answer…...., and another answer, and another answer…. you get the pixs….
These folks on here are top-notch, so ask away, post away, and once again, welcome…...... Rick.

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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#5 posted 12-31-2009 07:31 PM

Welcome Dave and Happy New Year, I think you’ll like this place, I certainly do, never participated this much in a Forum until here, probably due to my love for woodworking.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#6 posted 12-31-2009 07:31 PM

Hi, Dave!!

Welcome to LJs. I am looking forward to reading your posts, seeing your projects and learning from your experiences.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 12-31-2009 07:33 PM

Hello Dave and Happy New Year, Welcome to LumberJocks you have come to the right place.

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#8 posted 12-31-2009 08:07 PM

Hi Dave, I echo what the others have said and add that the spectrum of woodworkers is vast, from total master craftsmen, professionals in business, part timers, hobbyists and complete novices. All are welcomed and no question is too dumb to be asked, the knowledge flows freely and as an extra we joke and have fun too.
This site will provide you serious help and light entertainment. Welcome.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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Les Hastings

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#9 posted 12-31-2009 08:40 PM

Welcome Dave, glad you could join the rest of us here on Lumberjocks. Happy New year to Ya!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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Rick Dennington

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#10 posted 12-31-2009 09:37 PM

Greetings Roger: I’m a complete novice, know nothing, and have to ask dumb questions all the time…..... lol.

Ok…. here’s my dumb question: did you get to go back to England for Christmas ? Or did you hang
around Texas, and get snowed on ? These are just dumb questions that need answers…... after
all——“I can’t get no Satisfaction”................. have a merry new year….........

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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#11 posted 12-31-2009 10:01 PM

welcome to the best site on the web…yes you have stumbled onto a great site…the best people are here and will be of any help you need…and you will make new friends who will end up helping you sometimes with other things besides wood working… bring the best of you to this site….and enjoy all the talents of the other folks that are here….....grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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