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MackTheSaw

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07-26-2008 01:56 AM

Hi everyone. I’m a woodworker in Brooklyn, NY, 34 years old, and I’m new to LumberJocks today. Thanks for being around. Just to let you know a little about myself: I’m trained as a sculptor, and I did that for several years, with wood in a lot of my sculptures. About two years ago, I changed directions to make furniture and cabinetry for most of my income. I do one-of-a-kind and very short-run furniture of my own design, and small custom cabinet jobs when I need to because the money is better.

You can see a little about me and a few examples of my work at my web site:
www.mccollister.com/todd

I’m about to post a question in the forum about tool selection. I’d appreciate it if you’d check it out and answer if you can.

Thanks again.
Todd

-- http://www.mccollister.com/todd


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Roper

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#1 posted 07-26-2008 02:07 AM

good to have you aboard todd. i am currently inrolled in the fine wodworking program at red rocks, and i dig it.good luck.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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MackTheSaw

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#2 posted 07-26-2008 02:18 AM

Thanks Roper. Is that Red Rocks in Colorado? I didn’t know there was a woodworking program there, but it sure is a beautiful place.

-- http://www.mccollister.com/todd

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PurpLev

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#3 posted 07-26-2008 02:43 AM

Welcome about. this is one of the web’s gems, and fountain of good information.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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lew

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#4 posted 07-26-2008 02:46 AM

Welcome- Post away!!

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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FlWoodRat

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#5 posted 07-26-2008 02:48 AM

Welcome to Mack. We do have a rule here for all newbies. You have to send all of our LJ’s a fresh Cheesecake from Jr’s Deli in Brooklyn. Just Kidding.. Welcome and enjoy your stay

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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MackTheSaw

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#6 posted 07-26-2008 10:26 PM

Thanks for the gracious welcomes, everyone. You know, WoodRat, cheesecake is good, but it doesn’t travel well. How about a photo of cheesecake?

http://www.newchoicefundraising.com/NewChoiceSite/images/Product/Large/w19-CheesecakeStrawberry.jpg

-- http://www.mccollister.com/todd

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pommy

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#7 posted 07-26-2008 10:36 PM

Welcome todd

Enjoy LJs i’m sure you will have great fun as do the rest of us do

andy aka pommy

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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steveosshop

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#8 posted 07-27-2008 03:55 AM

Welcome to LJs. This is a cool place, so have fun. Thats a really cool 5degree table you did out of tiger maple.

-- Steve-o

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FRITZ

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#9 posted 07-27-2008 04:00 AM

Welcome,you will enjoy LJ,lots of neat thing here,feel free to check me out
Fritz

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teenagewoodworker

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#10 posted 07-27-2008 04:31 AM

welcome to Lumberjocks!

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Richforever

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#11 posted 07-27-2008 06:54 AM

Welcome! You’ve joined a great group.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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Karson

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#12 posted 07-27-2008 07:01 AM

That was not enough cheesecake for all of us.

It’s great to have you here.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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jeanmarc

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#13 posted 07-27-2008 07:48 AM

I am posed a question.est what the work of wood east appreciates has ny and T one to live .désolé about it little for my English.

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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Bob Allen

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#14 posted 07-27-2008 11:25 AM

Welcome, I think you will enjoy working in wood. I hope you have a good area to work in ( shop ) I don’t know what kind of projects you plan to make, I personally think one of your first tool investments should be a good table saw. Check out “Grizzly” tool for some reasonably priced table saws and no matter what you get always go for the 220V if possible. The rest of your power tool selections will be decided by what you plan to specialize in. If you are married, your wife will be making that decision for you. ( Just kidding ) Good luck on your endeavers and stay safe. Bob Allen

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Roper

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#15 posted 07-27-2008 02:52 PM

hey mack it is in colorado, we love working wood out here, very little movement in your pieces.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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