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Forum topic by Aideym posted 04-23-2012 01:16 PM 980 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-23-2012 01:16 PM

I’m just posting a hi I’m new to the forum and woodworking in general.
I posted this on my profile page so I hope you don’t mind a repost here
Hi and thanks for the welcomes.
I have to admit, aside from making a few workbenches and a cider press, oh and a workshop/ mancave out of wood, I have had little experience. I have spent three decades working in metal. Building rally cars, kit cars and motorcycles, as well as tarting a few bicycles up. However after a life changing accident where I was hit by a car cycling home from work I have had a lot of time on my hands. As I will never ride a cycle again I decided to try and build a recumbent trike out of carbon fibre. To do so I will need to make jigs and templates out of wood as well as purchase / build tools. But after getting into the research of the woodwork tools I started to think that woodwork looks fantastic and something I want to try. I got through 120 pages of LumberJocks yesterday and I really want to be a part of it. I have already bought a router and I will purchase a table saw, make a bandsaw and sanders myself with the fantastic designs on here. I have months ahead of me before this can begin but this site is giving me hope and inspiration

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#1 posted 04-23-2012 02:54 PM

Your more than Welcome. You will find the greatest bunch of guys and gal’s that are LumberJocs.You will also find that all of them are positive people and will always be there to help not be negative. Also where might you be located. I live in Buckeye, Arizona which is on the westside of Phoenix.
Thanks again for joining

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#2 posted 04-23-2012 03:09 PM

Welcome Aideym

I’m glad your enjoying all of what LJs has to offer,I’m sorry for the circumstances that spurred you interest in wood working but I’m glad your enjoying your new found adventure .If you have questions there are always many of us who stand ready to help.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 04-23-2012 03:34 PM

I live in the West Midlands in England. Not far from Birmingham.

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#4 posted 04-24-2012 10:05 PM


Welcome to LumberJocks , a world of advise, opinions, and experiences, all shared without judgement.

Work Safe and have Fun. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#5 posted 04-24-2012 11:30 PM

welcome, sounds like a fun project to build with carbon fiber. You might want to look around here for recumbents, there is at least one build of wood lamination maybe more. Could be just as much fun.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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