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Location: Albuquerque, NM

Laid off 08/09 (30 years in the flooring business). At 64 and the state of the economy not many job prospects, decided to set up a wood shop in my 2 car garage. I have always enjoyed working with wood, took shop classes in high school and took a wood working class in college. Insulated and sheet rocked the garage. Also insulated the metal garage door. Had a separate circuit installed with many outlets for my equipment and installed additional lighting. All my equipment is on wheels and stored against the wall. This allows me to put my wife's car in the garage except when working on large projects. Hope to supplement my retirement with this hobby/business. Not sure what I will be making yet, but have a lot of ideas and suggestions. Looking forward at this opportunity to see where the Lord will lead.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#1 posted 1692 days ago

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! This is a great place to get – or give – advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are a wonderful source of new ideas. I look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

To get the most feedback on your projects, it’s best to only post 1 or 2 at a time. This way you will get feedback over several days and from a wide variety of members.

Please enjoy your membership.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#2 posted 1692 days ago

Hello Workerinwood,

Let me welcome you to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be an interesting, as well as exciting, experience. Have fun and enjoy.

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

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#3 posted 1692 days ago

Welcome aboard. Nice to have you join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 1692 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help you with your woodworking endeavors. Feel free to ask for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………LOL

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

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#5 posted 1692 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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#6 posted 1692 days ago

Welcome to LJs a place were there are great people super projects and outstanding woodworkers. Enjoy

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 1691 days ago

WELCOME to LJ’s ….the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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#8 posted 1691 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#9 posted 1691 days ago

Welcome to Lumber Jocks. It is a GREAT place to get ideas for your projects and help when you get stuck. There is a ton of information to help you along the way.

Enjoy your time here

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#10 posted 1687 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard. †

Good luck

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

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#11 posted 1670 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks. The projects are an inspiration, the information is priceless and the people are supportive. The only problem is, the site can get addictive.

Good luck Jack! You are doing the same thing I did. If I can be of any help just let me know. Check out my workshop. It might give you some ideas.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#12 posted 1557 days ago

Hello Jack I saw that you were from NM and just wanted to say Hi. I live in Portales just a small town south of Clovis home to ENMU. I grew up in Alb. and do miss being able to shop at some of the woodworking stores there.

Hope to see you post some pics of your projects an workshop. Keep in touch

God Bless

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#13 posted 1512 days ago

Hey there Jack

I also noticed you are from ALB. I lived there for 26 yrs mann i sure miss the food but not the crime LOL. Hope to see some of your projects, good luck with everything and hope to talk to you now and again..

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#14 posted 1333 days ago

Imagine that! A year has almost gone by since you became a Lumber Jock. Congratulations on your anniversary and happy holidays! I look forward to your posts.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#15 posted 631 days ago

Thanks for the kind words Jack….looking at your work….i have a long ay t go….lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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