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IHRedRules

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09-02-2014 01:06 AM

I was just wondering how many young (under 40) lumberjocks are out there? Since I’m asking, I should note that I’m 32.


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#1 posted 09-02-2014 01:52 AM

I’m 26 soon to be 27. I wish i had started woodworking sooner! Been doing it almost 2 years.

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#2 posted 09-02-2014 01:58 AM

I’m 75 but my wife says I act like 12.

-- Tom D

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#3 posted 09-02-2014 02:11 AM

28×2

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#4 posted 09-02-2014 02:14 AM

Just hit 38, 33 when I started out.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#5 posted 09-02-2014 02:17 AM

Dang it. I turned 40 in March. Been doing woodworking for about 12 years, but carpentry and building things for about 30.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#6 posted 09-02-2014 02:17 AM

tomd:......That’s funny….My wife says the same thing about me, only I’m 18…....I’m not as old as tomd, but I’m not 40, either…...:))

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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IHRedRules

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#7 posted 09-02-2014 02:22 AM

Good to hear that there are more than a few younger woodworkers out there. I know there is so much knowledge here on this site, that sometimes us younger ones tend to hide behind the scenes listening more than speaking,so it can be hard to tell just how many of us are out there. I started about 3 years ago when my sister wanted a drying rack, so I went out and bought a new 500 dollar table saw (having never used one before) and made her the drying rack she wanted. Crazy, I know.

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#8 posted 09-02-2014 02:37 AM

32 here also. Bought a house and wanted to fix or build anything I wanted to myself.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#9 posted 09-02-2014 02:58 AM

3 decades and change behind me

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#10 posted 09-02-2014 03:01 AM

I’m 30.

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#11 posted 09-02-2014 04:23 AM

26. And I still have 3 of my fingers. Just kidding. I will admit I don’t expect to have all 10 when I finally go.

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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#12 posted 09-02-2014 04:52 AM

Turned 39 in July, so just sneaking in here.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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#13 posted 09-02-2014 04:54 AM

26 here.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#14 posted 09-02-2014 10:15 AM

31. Only been wood working for less than two years total though.

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#15 posted 09-02-2014 10:23 AM

30, been doing it seriously for 2.5 years.

-- Jay Gargiulo, Naples, FL www.swallowtailwoodcraft.com "Once you understand the way broadly, you can see it in all things."- Miyamoto Musashi

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