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Forum topic by Fourth posted 05-06-2014 01:27 PM 959 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-06-2014 01:27 PM

Hello everyone,

I think it’s safe to assume that everybody here, shares the same desire to make things. Although woodworking is a new hobby for me, working with my hands is something that I have done all my life. Until now it has primarily been through miniature working, and all that entails. Lately I have been scouring craigslist in hopes of acquiring a new set of powered hand tools. I settled on a collection of Bosch tools, and has since started on my first few projects. After completing my first, completely from scrap project, a shelving unit and being blown away by the feeling of having made something from nothing. I have all intention of continuing to develop my skills, and share my experience with anyone who’s interested.

Thanks for looking

After I finish this final (the one I am currently not doing, and is due tonight), I will post pictures of the few projects I have completed, along with a few ideas of future projects.

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#1 posted 05-06-2014 01:29 PM

I think you do speak for all of us about the satisfaction of making something from nothing. Every wood has it’s own unique character and style, and it is very fun to discover everything about it! Thanks for sharing, and welcome to LJ’s!

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#2 posted 05-07-2014 03:48 PM

Hi there Fourth, thanks for sharing your thoughts. I agree with all you say. I am also fairly new to the game but with modest goals I have been happy with my progress. Those Bosch tools are nothing to scoff at, in my humble opinion!

I think that scrap wood is a great source. It’s often a shame that wood ends up in landfills and dumpsters. I have my own personal limits when it comes to how far I’ll go to get scrap wood, but I am more likely to talk to folks about it now than when I was starting out. Most of the time, people are happy to let it go. And you’d be amazed at the stuff people throw away: clear pine, oak floorboards, and so forth. I run it through my tablesaw to reveal a perfect board underneath and then try to use it for a project. Even if I ruin the project, I’m only out the time it took for me to ruin it :)

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#3 posted 05-07-2014 04:42 PM

Welcome aboard.


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#4 posted 05-08-2014 05:20 AM

Welcome To LJ’s.

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