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Blog entry by wolflrv posted 11-29-2011 12:44 PM 1172 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I guess this is the beginning of what will hopefully be a long and fruitful journey. I just joined Lumberjocks after reading many blogs and looking at tons of projects here. I hope to add my projects as I learn and build them. I have a long way to go and much to learn though, so bear with me and feel free to give me a nudge occasionally. I’m starting with the barebones minimum as far as tools and most are either used from fleamarkets and such or the best I could afford, considering I pretty much need one of everything. I’ll upgrade as I see the need and have the funds to do it with.

I’m retired and disabled, so I’m hoping like many, to make a few extra dollars eventually selling some of my work. But first I have to pay the dues to learn and practice this craft of woodworking. My main interests lie in scale modeling and box making. Both are manageable for me physically at this point and I hope to learn more about various woods and their characteristics by working with them on a small scale first.

-- Handcrafted toys, models & gifts at --

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#1 posted 11-29-2011 03:09 PM

We all started with the ‘bare bones of tools’. Its not what you’ve got but what you do with it that counts.
Make mistakes, make many mistakes. That is how to learn. I did and still do. Gradually you learn how to fix them. Above all I hope you enjoy woodworking. Thats what I find its there for. That and making things.


-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#2 posted 11-29-2011 03:10 PM

Welcome to LJs!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#3 posted 11-29-2011 03:12 PM

Welcome, my friend.

-- StevieP ~ Micheal Tompkins - you were not here on earth long but left a giant mark on us. RIP Brother

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#4 posted 11-29-2011 03:40 PM

Welcome to LJ. You’re gonna like it here. So many talented people and projects to see. ! Enjoy.

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#5 posted 11-29-2011 04:00 PM

welcome aboard… take your time and enjoy the journey.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#6 posted 11-29-2011 05:31 PM

Glad you joined up, welcome!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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Don W

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#7 posted 11-29-2011 05:37 PM


-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#8 posted 11-29-2011 07:00 PM

Let me add my welcome and encourage you to keep cruising the blogs and posts.
There is an amazing wealth of knowledge and practical experience here.
If there’s something you can’t find, just ask and someone here will know the answer.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#9 posted 11-29-2011 08:48 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks, a great place with some really nice people who are always willing to help.

-- "aim small miss small" m g breedlove

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#10 posted 11-29-2011 09:52 PM

Welcome to LJ and what the fellas all say above is very true! It is also very addicting (in a good way) and educational as well!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#11 posted 11-29-2011 11:06 PM

Welcome,this is a great place. There is so much to learn oh yeah one warning. You are going to spend some money. I started with a table saw and now I have a complete shop. Seems like the ups trucks never stop comming. But its been great enjoy the journey.

-- Billp

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#12 posted 11-30-2011 12:10 AM

Welcome to the addiction, looking forward to seeing some projects. Take it slow and remember that the same techniques used to build a chest of drawers are also uset to build a simple box

-- The basis for optimism is shear terror

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#13 posted 11-30-2011 12:33 AM

Glad to have you aboard , there’s always room for one more.Enjoy!

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#14 posted 11-30-2011 01:31 AM

Thx for all the comments and welcoming me to LJ! I look forward to adding more content shortly.

-- Handcrafted toys, models & gifts at --

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#15 posted 12-02-2011 12:10 AM


-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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