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post #1 of 8 Old 04-18-2010, 12:45 AM Thread Starter
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Greetings from a cheesehead

As a newbie woodworker, I went searching for a forum to get some opinions, and here I am. Thanks to finishing off our basement and claiming the mechanical side for a workshop--and a father happy to give me a bunch of tools--I am able to get into a hobby I've wanted to for some time.

My initial goal is to make make some boxes/jewelry cases, hence you can see my post on a problem I ran into upon completing my first project--a box joint jig. I'm a physician in SE Wisconsin and like to dabble in hobbies using natural materials. I'm a hunter and flyfisherman and have tied many flies and built rods doing feather inlays, but I got tired of rodbuilding and am looking for a new challenge...something I can be good at, unlike playing the guitar. I look forward to learning from people on this forum.
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post #2 of 8 Old 04-18-2010, 04:44 AM
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welcome to the forum

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Welcome from south of the border. Glad to have you with us.
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Welcome Rickdog,

I grew up in SE Wisc and miss the fly fishing. What city or town? I lived by Lake Geneva. Great lake for small mouth bass and walleye. Building fly rods would seem to be harder than making a table or jewerly box. You will get lots of good help and advice here. keep us posted on your projects.
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hey there welcome aboard! go cheese heads!!

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Welcome! Wisconsin is a great state for a woodworker to live in. Mills and kilns all over the place. I bought lumber direct from Wisconsin mills for years. Now we have regional warehousing for part loads here. Back in the 80's that wasn't the case.
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post #7 of 8 Old 04-18-2010, 08:47 PM
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Howdy Doc! Welcome to the sawdust fun house!

If you are doing hand tools, why box joints? If you are following St. Norm (He of the nuclear powered, computer controlled, laser guided chop saw!), same question. Why not dovetails? Hand cut, they are lovely, never fail to impress and very adjustable. If you want opinions, we all have plenty to give you, usually with a smile!
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Welcome from Texas !!!

Welcome to the forum.

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Where did I put that tape measure???
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