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#1 posted 2042 days ago

Glad to see that you have made Lumberjocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 2042 days ago

ok so now what? This is my very first “blog” participation, so go easy. I caught the wood bug a couple of years back, when I built my girls a kitchen set for Christmas. I saw pics of some on the web, but I thought I could do it myself. I drew up some ideas, and started cutting. With the use of some portable tools (jig saw, circular saw, and a very old router), I banged out a pretty good product. That got me hooked, and I’ve been giving folding money over to the folks at Lowe’s ever since. I had no idea how many varieties of wood there was out there, but I settled on MDF with a painted finish. I can hear the gasps out there, but cut me some slack. First Timer and all. Since then all I’ve really done was get my garage set up. I bought me a table saw last year (10” Craftsman). I buy a wood magazine every chance I get. I built a wall storage unit for an air compressor, though I didn’t have one. I was watching the combos for a while, but just couldn’t decide. My wife pulled the trigger for me this Christmas, & got me a Bostitch with the 3-nailer package. I have built mainly outdoor stuff; privacy fence, swingset, rail fence, bench. But now I am ready to build some furniture. My first “nice” piece is a Farm Table for my wife. I have looked at some, seemed easy. I reclaimed some heart pine out of a house that was over a century old (4×4’s & 2×4’s). The floor and walls were all 3” T&G, but I didn’t get that. I am still looking for some wider boards to make the table top. I may have to order some over the net, ‘cause I haven’t found any lying around here in LA (Lower Alabama). I built a jig for ripping wood on my table saw. With that and a 3×18” belt sander, I got the rails ready. I was only able to clean up the 4×4’s, but I did find a guy here in town that has a very nice shop with pretty much any kind of tool or machine that any woodworker could think of. I was able to rent his assistance to help me taper the legs and drill the mortices. I cut the tenons (first ones ever), and now have the table fitted up rather nicely. I plan to glue them up & drill & pin the joints with dowels for extra holding power. I also saved the old cut nails that I removed from the wood. I would like to do the rest all myself, but I do not have a jointer, and I do not have a planer. I can use my table saw jig, but I am not very confident that the result will be tight lines to join the boards for the top. Let me get specific now. Will I be able to simply reuse the cut nails to hold the boards down. I plan on adding additional supports across the middle to nail to also. I want this thing to last for generations.

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wooddude

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#3 posted 2042 days ago

thanks Max. It took me over 30 minutes to make my first entry.

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trifern

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#4 posted 2042 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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cabinetmaster

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#5 posted 2042 days ago

Welcome to LJ”s wooddude. A great place to learn and experience woodworking. Even us guys that work with wood all day week in and week out enjoy this site. So make the most of it.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Karson

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#6 posted 2042 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard †

Wooddude can you put a few more carriage returns in your writing. it will make it easier to read.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Scott Bryan

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#7 posted 2042 days ago

Hello Wooddude,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be an exciting and enjoyable part of your woodworking journey.

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

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wooddude

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#8 posted 2042 days ago

You’re right Karson. Just looking at my entry is difficult. Thanks.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#9 posted 2042 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks – The best woodworking community anywhere!
I look forward to seeing your posts and projects.

I am glad to see a blog post already but one more suggestion; go to the drop down menu that appears from clicking on your “My LumberJocks” tab. Then go down to “New Blog Entry” to post your blog. This is important because waaay more people will read your post as a blog.

The text box that you have used for your blog is really a place where most people type responses to blogs and most will not see it. Don’t be afraid to openly ask for help, you will get a lot of it.

I have obtained a lot of my computer skills with the help of the LJ community.

Share the Love ~ Share the Knowledge

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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woodworm

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#10 posted 2042 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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jim1953

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#11 posted 2042 days ago

Hay Welcome to LJs Its a Great Place

-- Jim, Kentucky

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Todd Thomas

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#12 posted 2042 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks….It will be a great resource for you and your projects. There are a bunch of great people here willing to help……have fun….Looking forward to your projects and posts….. WARNING: Visiting LumberJocks has proven to be addictive.

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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HallTree

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#13 posted 2041 days ago

Welcome. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see more of your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and don’t forget to use pushsticks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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rikkor

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#14 posted 2041 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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Grumpy

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#15 posted 2039 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks . This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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