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04-18-2007 12:36 AM

Hello Everyone,

Just want to introduce myself to everyone. I’m new here and kinda new to woodworking as well. I’m a framing and trim carpenter so I know a little about working with wood but I want to learn how to make wood work. I stumbled onto this site by watching a few podcasts of The Wood Whisperer and have been lurking for a month or so before I decided to join. Hope everyone will be patient with my lack of expirience until I get my feet wet.

Thanks for listening,

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#1 posted 04-18-2007 12:42 AM

Joe, by being a fish monger you know that when you get your feet wet. Your probably in over your head. LOL

-- 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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#2 posted 04-18-2007 01:38 AM

Joe…its probably too late to warn you now but this place is addictive. It is so bad that they have not been able to develope a good treatment plan for it yet : ) The only 12 step program we have here is Dusty finishing technique, which by the way has anyone seen where he has shared that lately?

We are all good natured here as long as we are feed our daily ration of sawdust. Welcome aboard, shake the dust out of your coffee cup, poor some and start reading. oh yeah, and enjoy yourself.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#3 posted 04-18-2007 03:14 AM

Welcome. Glad your here.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#4 posted 04-18-2007 02:51 PM

Hello and welcome Joe
I also use to frame and trim houses for over 20 years. It,s a great way to get started into woodworking.


-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#5 posted 04-18-2007 05:22 PM

I am in the same boat with most of my :”wood” experience being in house construction… I have made a few pieces of furniture but never “Really” knew what I was doing. I did do cabinets in a couple of the homes I built 15 years ago… This is the right place to be able to ask questions and get answers.


-- Drew, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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#6 posted 04-18-2007 05:35 PM

People who work with wood are LumberJocks. If you are a trim carpenter then you have carefully approached a corner or a produced a profile. You are a woodworker. The only thing that is different is technique and finishing materials and possibly equipment.

-- John

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#7 posted 04-18-2007 06:41 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks, Joe.

I did mostly remodeling, decks, gazebos and pergolas before starting my first woodworking project which were cabinets. Now, you can’t keep me out of the shop. This is a great place to be.

I can’t wait to see you post your first projects.

Once again, Joe, welcome to LumberJocks.


-- Fred Childs, Pasadena, CA - - - Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

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#8 posted 04-18-2007 10:57 PM

Thanks for the warm reception everyone. I’m gonna start picking your brains here shortly.


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#9 posted 04-19-2007 03:33 AM

Hello, Joe. I’m sure you’ll find good pickings, here.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#10 posted 04-20-2007 12:55 PM

My favorite pastime along with woodworking is fishmongering or just fishing. Welcome, if you got a sense of humor, you’ll fit right in here. jockmike.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#11 posted 04-22-2007 04:17 PM

Welcome Joe. You’ll like it here, for sure.

-- Jimmy

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