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08-22-2007 03:14 AM

Topic tags/keywords: newbie new beginner hello fallbrook_ca

Hello Everyone,

Just thought I would introduce myself.

I’ve considered taking up woodworking for a few years now, but just recently got serious about it. While I do have a few tools, I’ve decided to kick start my new hobby by taking a woodworking class. Our local community college (Palomar College, San Marcos, CA) has a very highly rated program, and offers an intro class. Tomorrow is my first day of class, so I plan to start up a blog for anyone that is interested in following my progress.

This looks like a great community, and I can’t wait to become more involved. I live in Fallbrook, CA (San Diego County), so if there are any other jocks in the area, please take a second and say hello.


-- Wayne - Newbie looking to learn!

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#1 posted 08-22-2007 03:23 AM

Welcome Wayne. Jump right in to the frey. Lots to see here.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 08-22-2007 04:09 AM

Hey Wayne!

Welcome to Lumberjocks, and the hobby. You will find that there will be a great number of people on this site that are interested in your progress. I feel that a blog that involved the progress of a woodworker from “I want to woodwork…” through progress and projects, would very interesting.

Happy to have you here!


-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#3 posted 08-22-2007 04:29 AM

I agree with the previous comments. It would be nice to see woodworking through a beginners eyes again.

My beginning was a long time ago. So it would be nice to see what I missed.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 08-22-2007 05:05 AM

So much to learn, so little time. You have a great resource at your fingertips. I’m a relative newbie myself and have learned something new almost every day I’ve been on LJ. My skills have increased significantly since joining just 5 months ago. It also has a lot to do with the great encouragement you’ll find here.
Best of luck in your class. Keep us informed….and as Oscorner will say….show us your stuff…ie: take pictures.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#5 posted 08-22-2007 06:14 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks!! This with out doubt, the neatest bunch of friends you’ll ever have. Get that blog going. We’ll all cheer you on as you progress. And cheer you up when you’re down. Welcome home, Wayne.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#6 posted 08-22-2007 06:30 AM

Welcome – you have picked the right Forum to begin your journey. You will find that the guys and gals in the LJ Community are really interested in your development. I think that the Blog will be very interesting.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 08-22-2007 04:46 PM

Welcome; Welcome!! :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 08-22-2007 05:02 PM

Wow a newbie with class, we need a lot of that around here. Welcome and have fun, be safe.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#9 posted 08-22-2007 11:58 PM

Thank you all for the warm welcome! I’m looking forward to getting to know all of you better, and will do my best to keep the blog enjoyable for all.

Now put down the key board and get in the shop!

-- Wayne - Newbie looking to learn!

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#10 posted 08-23-2007 12:11 AM

Are you trying to say we don’t have any class around here Rob? – Of course we don’t, it’s still summer vacation!

Welcoma a-board Wayne (pardon the pun… Karson is usually the first of us to say that)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#11 posted 08-23-2007 12:51 AM

Welcome Wayne!

We look forward to learning together with you. Lot’s of good people here who will share their knowledge with you.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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