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Blog entry by woodentiger posted 03-03-2008 09:01 PM 851 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

just wanted to say hi. and that i have limited skills with wood. and wood like some advice on what to start with to build my skills and confidence?

-- Terry,SARTEL,MN

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#1 posted 03-03-2008 09:09 PM

Welcome! What have you done to date? What tools do you already have?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 03-03-2008 09:20 PM

well ihave made bird houses with my kids, a cedar coffee table thats about it. tools are small table saw, radial arm saw, small drill press,hand sanders, old wood lath. also dont have any pictures. not sure i would how to put on site. new at this pc stuff.

-- Terry,SARTEL,MN

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#3 posted 03-03-2008 09:23 PM

Well, you have some tools. Try looking at some of the projects on this site. If you see something that you
like ask the person who posted it about it, or post a question about it. I’m sure that there will be no shortage
of help or suggestions here.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Grant Davis

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#4 posted 03-03-2008 09:49 PM

Welcome to LJ woodentiger. As Gary states you will find that each guy/gal “Jock” here will be more than willing to help you out with advice. We are just one big happy family.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#5 posted 03-03-2008 09:52 PM

Welcome aboard woodentiger . I was going to suggest building birdhouses but you have done that already. lol

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#6 posted 03-03-2008 10:17 PM

Hi welcome to lumberjocks hope you enjoy it hear Look through the projects and the videos. I have a video on how to make a chess board out of veneer

-- A. Molloy

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#7 posted 03-03-2008 10:26 PM

well i would suggest finding something that you want to have or need to have around your house and try to build it. also there are a lot of very experienced people on this site that could help you out if you have any questions on constructing whatever you are going to construct.

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#8 posted 03-03-2008 11:08 PM

thank you gary,grant, john, for your replys. it does seem to be big happy family of wood workers as you said gary. and i look forward to hearing from all you in future. for know its off to work! thanks again p.s. also thanks to rest of you that sent replys i just seen them but got to go. thanks terry aka wooden tiger.

-- Terry,SARTEL,MN

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#9 posted 03-03-2008 11:52 PM

most get their starts in these ways:

1) neighbor or relative taught you as a kid
2) high school or other class as a kid
3) Adult education classes
4) Classes at woodworking schools and stores like woodcraft
5) read books and start simple
6) Do any of the above and come often and ask questions in places like lumberjocks.

We are here to share and help

-- making sawdust....

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#10 posted 03-04-2008 12:32 AM

Welcome! You’ll find solace and challenge here for all your woodworking proclivities. Party on, Garth…


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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Thos. Angle

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#11 posted 03-04-2008 12:48 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks, Terry. You will find a world of help on this site, literally. Ask away.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Scott Bryan

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#12 posted 03-04-2008 01:21 AM


That what this site is all about. You are in the right place.

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

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#13 posted 03-04-2008 02:23 PM

Welcome and enjoy the fellowship and advice, soak it up and have fun.

-- Hope Never fails

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#14 posted 03-06-2008 02:05 AM

Well I would say that you definetly have the tools to do somehing pretty impressive. I would start with something easy and work your way up. Start out with some simple boxes, then make a simple styled side table, and if you want to do something even bigger, go right ahead, if you have any questions all of us are here to help you suceed. I am working on a jewlery box, it’s pretty fun, you definetly have the tools for that. Just experiment with some stuff and find out what you can do. You will be amazed at the things that you can do that you didn’t think you could.

-- Tyler, Illinois

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#15 posted 03-06-2008 12:04 PM

Welcome from a fellow Minnesotan. You can get a lot of help here, just ask.

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