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Location: Chula Vista, CA

Thank you for welcoming me to Lumberjocks, last two years I have been checking out this forum that has been very helping in my selections of wood working tools and machinery.
I'm retired and I have been an avid woodworker, do it yourselfer, crafts and wood working hobbies. For the last ten years I have enjoyed wood carving,
started out by carving "Wood Spirits, and caricatures, however the last seven years, I have been carving realistic birds of prey.

-- Torpidhummer

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#1 posted 04-30-2013 03:46 AM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy !
Because I often get asked questions by new members I’ve included the answers to the most( FAQ) along with my welcoming message to LJs.
You should know that posting questions or projects here (your profile page) will not get you very many responses’ just because it’s your profile page not part of a main forum. To post in a main forum read below.
Want to know how to post something?
See the drop-down box underneath my Lumberjocks in the upper right hand corner. Click on the arrow and select which type of posting you want to make (Project, Blog entry, Forum topic). This will take you to the appropriate page and you just fill in the form.
Sending Private messages(PMs) to other members
Click on the word” home” next to the profile picture of the member you want to contact ,then click on “send message”
Need help with posting or other questions ?
Martin SojKa ( LJs founder)
Ms DebbieP AKA Debbie Pribele (Ljs community manager)
Just for the record even though I have a large number of post I’m not involved with LJs management ,I’m just another member.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 04-30-2013 01:05 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#3 posted 04-30-2013 09:54 PM

Welcome aboard. It’s great that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 04-30-2013 09:55 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks – enjoy the Community.

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

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#5 posted 05-20-2013 09:38 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. I’m looking forward to seeing some of your birds. I would love to try my hand at carving birds. I love to go to the Smoky Mountains and one thing I love to see the most is all of the beautiful birds in the various gift shops around there.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#6 posted 05-22-2013 10:07 PM

Thanks all for the hearty welcome, seven years ago I moved back to California from Oregon
and purchased a mobile home in Mobile home Par, first I did was build me a work shop
limited space. But most retirees I am always building something, all small of course, along with a few “honey dos”, but most of the time, I’ carving realistic, falcon, hawks or owls of which
is very relaxing for me.

-- Torpidhummer

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#7 posted 03-19-2015 03:14 PM

Hi Folks, thanks for the hearty welcome, I think I need to rewire my ‘brain’ ,as I lost
my password again, and had to start all over again, new user name, from Torpidhummer
to Sawhetowl, hopefully I have everything right this time.

Now I have a question, I getting ready get rid of my Steel City Bandsaw as it has been nothing
but trouble since I bought it. I carve Birds of Prey, therefore I basically use a bandsaw to cut
out my bird patterns, requiring a throat height of 6’’,and cutting around tight curves. I have been
checking out Grizzly 14’ Deluxe G055 Model what is your take on this model, or what bandsaw of
similarity would you recommend.?
Thanks, Oscar.

-- Torpidhummer

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