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post #1 of 7 Old 11-14-2009, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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Hi All,

I'm John from Illinois. Live in the western Chicago suburbs. Recently retired after 32 years as a cop. Have been interested in woodworking and construction in general all my life. Now that I have the time I'm putting together a little shop in my garage. Have a Unisaw, scroll saw, jointer, band saw, sanding station, lathe, etc, etc.
To get myself started I have been making wooden toys for my 1 1/2 year old nephew, using him as a guinea pig ! I find working on projects very relaxing although sometimes very frustrating.
Anyhow, I've lurked here for a couple of weeks now and decided to join. I think all the forums are great but I find the saw milling forum particularly fascinating.
Looking forward to contributing in any small way that I can.
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post #2 of 7 Old 11-14-2009, 01:56 PM
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Alright, we from Illinois are catching up with Texas !
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Welcome to the forum. Sounds like you have the start of a good shop. Don't let the frustration part bother you, that's what makes it worthwhile.
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Welcome from Texas.
Don't sweat the frustration, with is come creativity and ingenuity if we allow it.
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Welcome to the forum. I worked in Downers Grove earlier this year. I built the bar and trimmed out Gatto's restaurant on main street.
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Welcome to the forum. Lots of great info and great people too. Remember we like pictures!

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