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Forum topic by RootandBranch posted 05-19-2015 05:46 PM 718 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-19-2015 05:46 PM

Long time lurker here and finally decided to jump in and say hi and thank you. I come here at least 2-3 times a week and can say that a good 75% of what I’ve learned about woodworking has come from this site. The other 25% is from making mistakes…many many mistakes. But I can almost always search here for why something went horribly wrong and find an answer. And for your willingness to share what you know, I thank all of you. My favorite thing is the projects section. I am consistently being awed at things I see there and have been inspired to try many.

Took up woodworking a few years back when I was given a Shopsmith. Since then I’ve acquired a bunch of other tools, many based on recommendations here and some based on very empty pockets. I operate out of my garage, giving away a lot of work but recently diving into selling in a very limited niche market.

Hope to be able to contribute in any small way and will post some work as soon as I figure that part out.

-- Don, -

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Bill White

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#1 posted 05-19-2015 06:27 PM

Glad to have you with us.
Be sure to show us what you make.


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#2 posted 05-20-2015 01:04 AM

Welcome and looking forward to seeing your projects. This site is really user friendly as far as posting projects from your computer ( not sure about from your phone as I still have a flip phone!)

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 05-20-2015 02:01 AM

To destroy stuff is to know stuff and like your avatar

-- I meant to do that!

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#4 posted 05-20-2015 02:22 AM

Welcome Don. This is a great place.
I’ve been woodworking for a long time, but since I joined here 2 years ago I’ve learned lots of new stuff and tried things I never would have without these men and women.

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

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#5 posted 05-20-2015 02:25 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Ask what ever you need to.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 05-20-2015 03:25 AM

Good to have you with us. The more the merrier.

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#7 posted 05-20-2015 03:35 AM

Welcome aboard Don,Enjoy!

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 05-25-2015 11:33 PM

Welcome. Keep comin back

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#9 posted 05-25-2015 11:49 PM

Welcome. Since you have a shopsmith you won’t have to ask which tablesaw to buy. You don’t use the term “pull the trigger” do you? All good stuff.

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