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08-10-2009 07:50 AM

Well, I run a motorcycle website and we like when new members introduce themselves so, I figured I would do the same here.

I’m Tim and I’m in the final stages of buying my first home. I’m planning to build my own furniture for the whole house. Since I’m single, I don’t have to worry about time lines and a wife complaining about not having a kitchen table. I’m looking forward to learning from you guys, along with picking up some ideas and getting feedback about ideas I have.

I am pretty handy and look forward to working with wood, and the pride of building my own furniture.


-- Tim - Austin, TX

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#1 posted 08-10-2009 07:52 AM

Hey Tim
Welcome to LJs a place were there are great people,super projects and fantastic woodworkers.Enjoy

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 08-10-2009 01:09 PM

Tim, thanks for the introduction. We are glad to have you on board.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 08-10-2009 02:40 PM

This is the place. When I have a question, even if I don’t know what I want, someone here usually does. I’ve been switched from the track of potential woodworking frustration to the track of “no,no it’s done this way” many a time. It’s a little like going to woodshop class but these fools give it away for free! Shhhhh… don’t tell them. I don’t think they’re too bright. They might start charging if they figured it out. ;-)

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#4 posted 08-10-2009 02:46 PM

Welcome aboard!

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#5 posted 08-10-2009 03:56 PM

Hi Tim and welcome to LJ”S (hey guys can you see it a wooden harley davidson in the living room)?

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#6 posted 08-10-2009 04:12 PM

Welcome Tim. This place is like glue. Once you’re here, you’re stuck
Hey Rick, thats hardley a wooden davidson….

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

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#7 posted 08-10-2009 04:22 PM

Those who laugh at such a thing:

Google ‘wooden motorcycle’ there are tons of them

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#8 posted 08-10-2009 04:40 PM

Thanks everyone for the warm welcome!

And a wooden H-D… I think there is some potential there. lol

-- Tim - Austin, TX

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#9 posted 08-11-2009 01:54 AM

Good luck on your hew home. And all of the new furniture items.

-- 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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#10 posted 08-11-2009 02:28 AM

welcome to lj…..there are lots of pictures to view if you want some ideas, and also will help you if you havent settled on what style you want…..i have a small home, but made pretty much all of the furniture..its been a wonderful time….good luck with yours and have fun.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#11 posted 08-11-2009 02:29 AM

Welcome aboard, good luck with the furniture. Seems like I have too many demands on the timeline for that kind of thing:-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#12 posted 08-11-2009 02:33 AM

Welcome to LJS! This is a great place to get all kinds of answers to woodworking questions. Looking forward to pictures of the new furniture.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#13 posted 08-11-2009 02:43 AM

Welcome, I am a newbie also. Isn’t it great that so many LJ’s are paying attention and know that you are now aboard. I have had a wife for 40 years and she still lets me do my thing. Good luck with the house.

-- Dean,Tulsa,Oklahoma

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#14 posted 08-11-2009 03:42 AM

Welcome aboard. Can’t wait to see your projects. I’ve made some furniture and I’m willing to share from my experience.

-- "At its best, life is completely unpredictable." - Christopher Walken

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#15 posted 08-11-2009 03:52 AM

Thanks for the warm welcome everyone.

I was driving up to Austin to sign the closing papers for my new house when my Realtor calls and tells me to hold off, and I was 10 miles away. She was informed, last freaking minute, that the seller is upside down on this home by $30k… and the title company waited until now to inform her because they were waiting on my bank to send over my paperwork. This has been unbelievable! And what does my paperwork have to do with this retard accepting an offer and being this upside down?

So, as I sit here right now, I have no idea what is going to happen. I work offshore and took an extra 2 weeks off (been off 5 weeks now) because I wouldn’t have time to sign and move before I went back to work… so, I’m out 2 weeks worth of pay, a VA appraisal fee and my inspection costs.

I’m now thinking my first project will be a coffin for whoever is responsible for this. The house was supposedly a model home, but the info we are getting is that this boils down to one man and it sounds like he is the sole owner.

Sorry, just had to vent.

Thanks again for the warm welcome, hopefully I’ll find another place and get started on my projects.

-- Tim - Austin, TX

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