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05-11-2017 02:29 PM

Like many of you, I wanted to rub shoulders so-to-speak with other like-minded hobby woodworkers. I like to see what others are making and how. I like to show off tools and talk about old tools. I enjoy learning new techniques and learning about what is new or current in woodworking. My projects would probably never be worth posting about but I still enjoy making things for family and friends. My goal over the last few years has been to learn traditional woodworking techniques and develop the hand tool discipline. One good way to learn is by resurrecting old woodworking tools, learning how they were used and then trying to emulate the finesse and skills required to use the tools correctly.
So anyway, I hope my posting occasionally on this forum is okay with the majority of you. I will strive to share what I can, learn what I can, and have fun in the process.


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#1 posted 05-11-2017 02:35 PM

Welcome, it’s good to have you join us here.

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#2 posted 05-11-2017 02:47 PM

Blaster, there are several long-running posts / forums here on LJs that ‘talk’ about old tools. Saws, mitre boxes, chisels, benches, planes, and even hammers and workmates have their place. Check out the PULSE above everyone once in awhile and you’ll see the cast of regular topics pop up. Feel free to join in anytime, and share what you have. We love pictures, BTW.

Welcome to LJs.

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#3 posted 05-11-2017 03:54 PM



Like many of you, I wanted to rub shoulders so-to-speak with other like-minded hobby woodworkers. I like to see what others are making and how. I like to show off tools and talk about old tools. I enjoy learning new techniques and learning about what is new or current in woodworking. My projects would probably never be worth posting about but I still enjoy making things for family and friends. My goal over the last few years has been to learn traditional woodworking techniques and develop the hand tool discipline. One good way to learn is by resurrecting old woodworking tools, learning how they were used and then trying to emulate the finesse and skills required to use the tools correctly.
So anyway, I hope my posting occasionally on this forum is okay with the majority of you. I will strive to share what I can, learn what I can, and have fun in the process.

- BlasterStumps

Welcome aboard! Traditional woodworking and hand tools ... you’re singing my song! I look forward to the conversation … again, welcome!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#4 posted 05-11-2017 06:15 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks .This is the best woodworking site on the net, in my opinion.

Oh, and post whatever you make out of wood. There all skill levels on this site and someone might get an idea from one of you projects. You’ll find you won’t get blasted on a project like I’ve see on Sawmill Creek.

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 05-12-2017 02:49 AM

Thanks everyone. I was away for a funeral today so just got to see the posts from you all. Thanks again.
Mike

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#6 posted 05-15-2017 08:40 PM

Why did I join? Well, I’m retired so I have time on my hands and like to communicate with like-minded folks. I’m pretty much bald, so that ruled out hanging out at the barber shop chewing the fat with all of the geezers. So… here I am.

Seriously though, LJ is awesome. I have learned so many things on here. Sometimes it’s not even related to the topic of the thread, it comes from seeing someone post project photos and getting ideas from their shop that I can use in mine.

Having hung around online forums since the days of rec.woodworking in the early ‘90s, I can honestly say that this is the most polite bunch of people anywhere. I wish I had found LJ earlier.

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#7 posted 05-15-2017 08:45 PM

Blaster if you’re interested in traditional tools and techniques there is an outstanding facebook group if you’re into that sort of thing called Unplugged Woodworkers. It’s nearly 30,000 members strong and a really good resource for speaking with like minded individuals who have a ton of experience to share.

-- Trust me I'm an engineer.

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BlasterStumps

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#8 posted 05-15-2017 11:07 PM

Thanks for the info. I presently don’t get on facebook but might have to look into that.


Blaster if you re interested in traditional tools and techniques there is an outstanding facebook group if you re into that sort of thing called Unplugged Woodworkers. It s nearly 30,000 members strong and a really good resource for speaking with like minded individuals who have a ton of experience to share.

- mramseyISU


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