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Hi everyone,
A little about myself... I started woodworking about 11 years ago and now my wife can't keep me out of the shop! Absolutely love making things out of wood as do all of you I am sure.
My primary occupation is being in the Canadian Navy which I have been at since 1989. Still going strong and loving it... Nothing better than heading over seas on behalf of your country and the foreign port visits are amazing... I've seen a great deal of the world already, but still have a few more places I'd like to visit before I retire.
As for my woodworking hobby, well, I started construction on my new shop in 2005 and still have not finished up the final touches. Mostly trying to get the final cabinets built and installed. I will add some pics once I get each section completed (or each project). Hope you all enjoy the pics and please pass along any comments or suggestions as I am always open to learning new tips and tricks...
I am also into photography (though my wood project photos don't show it) and playing Ice Hockey (go Team Canada)...
Thanks,
Steve (AKA Wisty)

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#1 posted 1793 days ago

“Welcome to LJ’s” ….the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 1793 days ago

Hello Steve,

Let me welcome 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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Karson

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#3 posted 1793 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard. †

-- 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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Max

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#4 posted 1793 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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cabinetmaster

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#5 posted 1792 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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BarryW

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#6 posted 1792 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks…this is a great site…I’ve been a member a couple of years now and every week I get something new from people…thanks….and I hope you find the same kind of experience.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 1792 days ago

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#8 posted 1792 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. 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.

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

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#9 posted 1792 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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ND2ELK

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#10 posted 1791 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.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Grumpy

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#11 posted 1791 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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Rj

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#12 posted 1790 days ago

Welcome Steve!!! Pull up a chair and stay awhile there’s alot of Great woodworkers here, and from what I’ve seen so far All are willing to help when ever needed I feel that everyone one has something they can share so please feel free to ask or share anytime .

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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Ken Waller

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#13 posted 1775 days ago

Nice shop Steve. I don’t think there’s a better spot in Canada to be than Victoria. (I did 4 years in Pat Bay back in the early 90s)
Welcome to Lumberjocks. Let’s see some lathe projects :-)

-- Ken in Sharbot Lake, Ontario

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

11908 posts in 1793 days


#14 posted 1772 days ago

Hi Ken,
Funny thing you should mention Pat Bay… I work there right now… LOL… Have been enjoying the weather Victoria has to offer for over 20 years now and hope to stay here and finish my military career…
I’ll post some lathe projects once I have more time in the shop… The only one I have really finished was the toilet paper dispenser holder… I posted it with my vanity pics… Looking forward to trying more though.. was a lot of fun working on the lathe…
Wisty

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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N225095

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#15 posted 1684 days ago

Thank you :) I look forward to learning!

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