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Forum topic by erikreagan posted 12-29-2016 05:39 PM 854 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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erikreagan

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12-29-2016 05:39 PM

Hey folks,

I recently started tinkering in my garage trying to build things. I’m brand new to woodworking and excited to start creating things for the house, office, gifts, etc. 

As a quick background on me, I’m a husband, a father of two (3 and 8), and a small business owner. In my career I’ve mostly just created things digitally. Now I want to get into creating things tangibly. I’m pretty ignorant to most things woodworking, but slowing building up an awareness through youtube videos, books, and time in the garage (“shop” is a bit generous a term for now).

This Christmas we bought our 3yr old a wooden train set. So my project over the next week is to build him a train table. I don’t know how long it will take to build. And I’m sure I’ll hit multiple issues along the way. But I’m excited to try and build it nonetheless.

Thanks and I’m excited to be here!

Erik

-- Slowly learning to build things in my "spare time"


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darinS

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#1 posted 12-29-2016 06:49 PM

Welcome aboard Erik. If you get stuck or have questions, post it on up. You’ll get a lot of answers very quickly. Don’t forget to post the train table up as a project when you’re done. I look forward to seeing it.

-- They say many people die because of alcohol. They never realized how many of them are born because of it.

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erikreagan

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#2 posted 12-29-2016 06:56 PM


Welcome aboard Erik. If you get stuck or have questions, post it on up. You ll get a lot of answers very quickly. Don t forget to post the train table up as a project when you re done. I look forward to seeing it.

Will do. Thanks very much!

-- Slowly learning to build things in my "spare time"

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#3 posted 12-29-2016 06:59 PM

Welcome! There is some amazingly talented woodworkers here (I’m not one of them).

You can learn a lot here. It’s a super site.

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#4 posted 12-29-2016 07:30 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks, Erik !

-- "Tying shoelaces was way harder than learning to Whistle"

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#5 posted 12-29-2016 08:49 PM

Welcome to the fold …

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#6 posted 12-29-2016 09:08 PM

One of my very favorite cities. Love the square and Tybee. Welcome to LJs, and keep the ghosts happy.
Bill

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