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bodark

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09-17-2014 02:02 PM

Hello from sunny Wichita Kansas!
I’m Jason, long time lurker, first time poster. I thought I’d break the ice and introduce myself.

Last year my wonderful wife announced that she’d like to have a little family get together in the spring, and wanted a couple of new picnic tables for the shindig. So off we went to the big box stores looking at their offerings. I was somewhat taken aback at the price of the “kit” tables, and uttered those famous words, “I can build that!” It’s all been downhill from there… :)

Anyway, said lovely wife got her picnic tables in exchange for a DeWalt 12” compound miter saw, which sits alongside a few other tools I’ve accumulated over the years. There’s an old Craftsman 113 table saw a friend gave me a while back (it was in need of some major refurbishment – that was a project in itself) and a mondo huge Harbor Freight drill press. I also have a few other small power tools (jig saw, belt and jitterbug sanders, a couple of routers, and a few corded and cordless drills,) and a few hand saws, clamps, and chisels. And one single, solitary, lonely plane that I know NOTHING about. Have to work on that. I have a wish list of other tools I want to add to my collection (don’t we all) but my current state of financial embarrassment won’t allow it.

So I’m here to learn, share, and drool over the projects I see in the Projects forum. Looking forward to it.


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#1 posted 09-17-2014 02:08 PM

Welcome aboard. You’ll enjoy Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Hammerthumb

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#2 posted 09-17-2014 03:05 PM

Welcome to LJs.

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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Bill White

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#3 posted 09-17-2014 07:06 PM

Gladahaveya.
Bill

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