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Forum topic by AngieO posted 07-10-2013 04:22 AM 1171 views 0 times favorited 22 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-10-2013 04:22 AM

In my RAS post DoubleDD pointed out that today marks my 1 year anniversary on LJs. How awesome. I have come a long way. This is how I started. Lol.

I worked outside on these pallets and had just a ROS and a miter saw.

Now this is where I am.

Plus… Obviously… I have an RAS now too :)

Thanks for all the comments , suggestions and help from everyone here. It’s been amazing!

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#1 posted 07-10-2013 04:23 AM

Can you imagine where I’ll be next year?? ;)

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#2 posted 07-10-2013 04:25 AM

I hope you continue to grow with us as well. Your energy is a benefit to us all.

Happy anniversary

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

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#3 posted 07-10-2013 04:28 AM


Keep up the good work!

Have fun!

Be Careful!


-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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#4 posted 07-10-2013 04:42 AM

Nice transformation Angie....Did you happen to keep the pile of pallets as a memento?.... ;-)

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#5 posted 07-10-2013 05:06 AM

Gee, seems like it’s only been 12 months or so. How time flies…
Happy first year

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#6 posted 07-10-2013 05:10 AM

Very exciting

-- Harold

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#7 posted 07-10-2013 05:14 AM


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

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#8 posted 07-10-2013 08:27 AM

Congratulations Angie!!

Your skills have grown so fast, seems like only yesterday you were dragging home your 1st pallet and now your hauling truck loads of free lumber home everytime we turn around.

...before we know it you’ll be bringing home planes and chisels and Lord only knows what else..

We’ll be here for you, whatever you decide to do.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa 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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#9 posted 07-10-2013 10:21 AM

Time really DOES fly when you’re having fun!

(And somehow I just cant imagine you as a prison guard! :-)

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#10 posted 07-10-2013 11:28 AM

Cool to see your progress.
Congratulations on your first anniversary.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#11 posted 07-10-2013 11:46 AM

Congratulations on your anniversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 07-10-2013 12:08 PM

Happy Lumberjocks Anniversary Angie! Hope you have many more safe and pleasurable ones! I remember that pile of pallets! You have come a long way, keep up the good work!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#13 posted 07-10-2013 12:31 PM

I remember those pallets and photos of you outside working :) congrats!

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#14 posted 07-10-2013 02:24 PM

Congrats again Angie. Seems like most of my woodworking progressed when I bought my first home. Can’t say I started with collecting pallets, but never pass up the chance of a nice piece of lumber being thrown away. Just picked up 4 cocktail tables with a top size of 22’’ x 48’’ x 1 1/2’’ thick, made of oak, being thrown out of a restaurant lounge. Anyway, keep up the good work and remember that we make the projects, not the tools or the wood. lol.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#15 posted 07-10-2013 02:31 PM

Thanks guys!

And yes… I still have that pile of pallets that I used as a work space. And it’s still in the same place. I still use it too. The board I was using as a flat surface has long since bowed and is dead now. But I’ve been out there to put some finishes on when the weather isn’t bad. My step daughter helped me stack them. I remember that we both noticed at the same time that one of the pallets said “DO IT” It’s kinda been a motivator. It’s a reminder to me that no matter what anyone else thinks or says… this is what I love and I should just DO IT!

And yes… I was a prison guard for a bit. Very interesting. I trained for six weeks in New Castle, IN. One of the worst mens prisons in Indiana.

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