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post #1 of 17 Old 05-23-2010, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
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Hi, everyone. My name is Josh and I'm 32 years old and live in Wylie, TX. (small town near Dallas.) I've recently taken up woodworking as a hobby and I'm starting some of my first projects just to get my feet wet.

A little about me... Well, I haven't touched many power tools since my junior and senior high shop classes so I really am sort of starting from scratch. I've always enjoyed building things but my focus shifted to computers many years ago and I sort of never looked back.

I decided that computers don't give me the sense of accomplishment that they used to so I needed something different. My goal is to build cabinets and furniture but for now I am just trying to take in as much information as I can and build up my collection of tools while working on some easy projects. (Mostly stuff for the garage.)

The first thing I did was bought a decent miter saw and circular saw and constructed a 16' long work bench in my garage. It actually turned out pretty good in my opinion. Now I've got a table saw too, and am working on some shelving for the garage.

I'm here on this forum to learn what I can, meet some like-minded people and hopefully become a real woodworker in the process.

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Welcome to the forum, Josh ... rule here is no pics, it didn't happen, so let's see that workbench.

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Welcome Josh from Houston. Ive learned quite a bit from this site so your in the right place.

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Welcome Josh. Texas seems to be well representented here. Alot of knoweledge on this forum. Like Paul said, we need photos.

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Thanks for the welcome, guys. Here's some pics of that workbench just after I finished it, and another after I attached the fold out table. Just be gentle, this is my first.

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Nice bench Josh-Wylie isn't such a small town any more, I hear you even have a Wal-mart now!

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Nice bench Josh-Wylie isn't such a small town any more, I hear you even have a Wal-mart now!
Thanks! Yeah, we've actually got a Walmart and a Target now! We're movin' on up.

You can still buy live minnows at the gas station though, so there is that.
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Hey Josh,
I'm new here also. Looking forward to seeing your woodwork skills develop.
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Hey Josh, I'm up the road from you in Lavon. I'm just getting into this woodworking thing and have not gotten my shop setup yet. If you are looking for some company, let me know. I'll come down and help you tear up some wood.
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.....Just be gentle, this is my first.
Nothing to be gentle about Josh! That's a damn fine workbench!! Nicely done
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Welcome from Texas !!!

Howdy.
Cleveland area here.

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Welcome Josh,Nice workbench,you cant have too much workbench.I was in your place a year or so ago and havent looked back.My skills are limited compared to most of these guys but Im learning everyday thanks to this motley crew LOL! Really a great bunch here and willing to help you.Itchy

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Awesome workbench, Josh. I can only hope mine is near the quality of yours whenever I get mine built.

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Welcome

Nice bench, I'm sure it will serve it well.
BTW, where the heck is Texas?

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where the heck is Texas?
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Texas is a country that is totally surrounded by the United States.It is what all the states would like to be like.When ya break the law there you may get 800 years in prison.Its so nice in California prisons that criminals break the law just to go in to get off the drugs,get healthy,play on the yard.Taxes are pretty low in Texas,home prices are still low.Itchy

***For the record*** Ive made hundreds of guitar bodies,never put one together and cant play a note.
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Welcome Josh...I also live in North Texas...Nice workbench
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Welcome Josh. Like Itchy said, this is a good learning place with good people to help us out with all the knowledge that they have. I haven't been able to use my shop like I'd like but I'm working toward that day again. Keep up the good work, it only gets better from here.

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