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2360 days ago

Just wanted to introduce myself and say Hi to the group. Found this site and all the great information it contains and couldn’t help but join. :-)

I’m still a relative newbie to woodworking having only done it seriously for the last 5 years. I grew up in my fathers shop so I must have wood in my veins (and lungs) and it just took time for me to find a good spot to start up my own shop. Being 40 now I hope my son finds the same pleasure and escape in woodworking that I have over the last few years.

Guess I have been very lucky in finding a wife who understands and supports my addiction to tools and my shop. She makes sure that at least half of what comes out of it is for her but she doesn’t complain too much and hasn’t fainted over the price of a new tool in a long time.

Looking forward to getting to know you.


-- "None of us is as dumb as all of us"

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#1 posted 2360 days ago

Welcome to a great group Jim….looking forward to seeing some of your projects…

-- Splinters - Living and Loving life in the Rockies - -

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#2 posted 2360 days ago

Welcome Jim! You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Your statement ‘finding a wife who understands and supports my addiction to tools and my shop’ tells me you had your prioriities right when you were looking for a wife. Have fun and work safe.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#3 posted 2360 days ago

Welcome Jim. Pull up a stool and stay awhile – there’s some great information and friendship on this site.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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#4 posted 2360 days ago

Hi Jim and welcome aboard. I grew up with a workshop underneath us in a 2 story building and once you get that taste of sawdust in your throat you know your in heaven. lol

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#5 posted 2360 days ago

Hey Jim, this is a good site you will spend hours just checking projects and reading information be prepared to become addicted.

-- Ron Central, CA

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#6 posted 2360 days ago

Hey Jim, welcome. You’ve found a good place to share and learn!

-- Eric at

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Dan'um Style

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#7 posted 2360 days ago

welcome to lumberjocks . YOU ARE NOT ALONE

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#8 posted 2360 days ago

Welcome to the club. There are people here at all levels of woodworking.

You have any questions, just ask. You might get more answers that you expected.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#9 posted 2360 days ago

Hi Jim,

Welcome again to LJs. You must have a gem of a wife if she doesn’t blanch at the cost of tools. But she does sound a lot like mine (and probably most of the others here as well) in that her priorities become #1 and the list never grows any shorter. I just wish I could bill mine for the work, maybe then I would have the incentive to get it done fast enough to suit her since I always tell her I am not being paid by the hour. :)

I am looking forward to seeing some of your posts.

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

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#10 posted 2360 days ago

I’m new here too. Great bunch of people here. Welcome!

-- If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait until it's free! PJ O'Rourke

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#11 posted 2360 days ago

Also new here, it’s a great place to learn, even if you have been in woodworking for awhile. welcome.

-- Pretzel L8agn

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#12 posted 2360 days ago

Hi Jim,
Welcome to Lumberjocks! Enjoy!

-- Thuan

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#13 posted 2359 days ago

Hi Jim

Welcome to Lumberjokes. A good group of people who love wood working as much as you do. You can get a lot of good ideas and someone will have answers to your questions.


-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#14 posted 2359 days ago

We are glad you chose to join us.

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#15 posted 2359 days ago

As you can see from the number of welcome notes this is a great site, So welcome and enjoy.

-- Hope Never fails

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