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Forum topic by Targa posted 09-04-2013 07:27 AM 755 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-04-2013 07:27 AM

I’m a new member and just wanted to say hello.

I retired a few years ago and have always had an interest in woodworking so I decided to join this forum and try to get started making sawdust. I have a few tools but have a lot of questions on what else makes sense to buy but I will not get into that here, I’ll use the appropriate forums for the questions.

-- Dom

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#1 posted 09-04-2013 09:39 AM

Hey, Targa. Glad you found us. It’s a great place to learn. When you ask question regarding equipment, be prepared to get lots of answers/opinions. Lots of help here on anything regarding woodworking. Hope you enjoy the site

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

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#2 posted 09-04-2013 03:41 PM

Hey Dom from New York,

After retiring from a career selling life insurance, I’d say it’s time to get dusty, my friend.

Half the fun is buying cool tools and setting up a shop, then buying more tools and rearranging everything to fit.

Have you kicked the wife’s car out of the garage yet? hmmm. NY…may have to make room in the winter.

Do you have a table saw and sliding miter box yet?

Look forward to seeing your future posts, welcome to the club.

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#3 posted 09-04-2013 03:54 PM

Welcome to LJ’s and to the retirement bunch :) No better forum around loads of helpful members.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#4 posted 09-04-2013 04:36 PM

Welcome aboard!

-- BOVILEXIA: The urge to moo at cows from a moving vehicle.

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#5 posted 09-04-2013 07:08 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. I joined 8 months or so ago and I have seen myself progress greatly from the advice and guidance of several woodworkers here. Keep an open mind and don’t be afraid to ask questions (even if you think they are silly). That’s the best way to learn.

-- "Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone." -- Pablo Picasso

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#6 posted 09-04-2013 08:58 PM

welcome to lumberjocks!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#7 posted 09-04-2013 09:08 PM

Hey New Yorker, welcome to LJ’s. Others are right, this is the place to be. I retired 6 months ago and loving it and its not always sawdust. Have fun and post away.

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

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#8 posted 09-04-2013 10:56 PM

Thanks everyone for the warm reception. It does look like a great site and I hope to spend many hours here.

To answer the question reedwood asked -”Do you have a table saw and sliding miter box yet?”

I have a craftsman 113. saw that my neighbor gave me. It has the original fence and 7/14 amp ball bearing motor and runs pretty good. I’ll be asking some questions about it in the appropriate forum because I think with a aftermarket fence and link type belt with machined pulleys its probably a good beginners saw. I also have a 12” Dewalt non sliding miter saw and a 12 speed floor mounted drill press.

Btw, my shop is in my basement that has good overhead lights, an air compressor, full size overhead garage door and heat so I don’t have to wrestle with the wife for garage space.

-- Dom

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