New to Lumberjocks and Woodworking

  • Advertise with us

« back to Woodworking Skill Share forum

Forum topic by SamScavo posted 01-04-2013 09:51 AM 845 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View SamScavo's profile


6 posts in 1939 days

01-04-2013 09:51 AM

Hello All,

New to the forum and just wanted to give a brief intro so I’ll give a “copy/paste” from my about me:
“I am a professional forester, with over 10 years experience with masonry, tile, and hardwood floor installation. I grew up in a house where you traditionally did things yourself, so I have become increasingly interested in woodworking. I found this forum and figured I might learn a thing or two!” I also competed in collegiate timbersports while studying at Penn State.

If you have any advice I’m all ears!


10 replies so far

View ksSlim's profile


1274 posts in 2859 days

#1 posted 01-04-2013 10:54 AM

Welcome, prepare to get an earful.
Just ask a question and stand back.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

View Tennessee's profile


2862 posts in 2484 days

#2 posted 01-04-2013 12:55 PM

That’s true, what Slim says. The woodworkers here have developed amazing ways to do things, alliegence to various types and brands of tools, and they defend these things, rightfully so. One person might swear by a carbide spiralhead planer, whereas the next person will swear that he/she can do the same thing better with more feeling with a hand plane.
You will see and learn amazing things, especially in the project area, and the forums can reveal wins and losses that will save you time and money. The reviews are another area where you can really save when you are about to purchase. This is the greatest wood site on the web, IMHO.

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

View Sergio's profile


470 posts in 2662 days

#3 posted 01-04-2013 12:55 PM

Welcome Sam, you will learn and teach here, so please go posting your projects :)

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

View sprucegum's profile


324 posts in 1967 days

#4 posted 01-04-2013 01:11 PM

Welcome sounds like with your life experiences woodworking is a natural. As you do your job as a forester keep your eyes open for the treasures that no mill will buy. What the mills see as defects we see as great beauty. I have scored some great finds by looking for what the loggers have left behind. I got 500 bdft of cherry blow downs one time by asking the landowner and cleaning the mess out of his hay field. I could hardly keep a strait face when he said “you can have it if you clean it up should make some good fire wood”.

-- A tube of calk and a gallon of paint will make a carpenter what he ain't

View Roger's profile


20923 posts in 2774 days

#5 posted 01-04-2013 01:26 PM

You’ll find anything and everything about everything woodworking related. Just one big happy extended family. You’ll be hooked.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

View Grandpa's profile


3259 posts in 2645 days

#6 posted 01-04-2013 03:55 PM

Welcome to LJ. Just be prepared to do a lot of reading….but that is how we learn things isn’t it? You will fit right in with your background. good to have you.

View b2rtch's profile


4851 posts in 3018 days

#7 posted 01-04-2013 04:04 PM

Welcome to the best place on heart for woodworkers

-- Bert

View Ted's profile


2838 posts in 2181 days

#8 posted 01-04-2013 04:14 PM

Hi Sam.. welcome a-board! Hope you brought your own tools so we can borrow them. I’m also fairly new here and to woodworking. You found a great place to hang out.

-- You can collect dust or you can make dust. I choose to make it.

View Bsmith's profile


330 posts in 2640 days

#9 posted 01-04-2013 06:04 PM

Welcome Sam, be prepared for a lot of information and inspiration. This is a great site with a lot of great people.

-- Bryan

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

28973 posts in 2308 days

#10 posted 01-04-2013 06:09 PM

Welcome to LJ’s

Greatest place to be. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, the folks here are wonderful.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics