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post #1 of 9 Old 08-21-2008, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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Hello from Central Illinois

Good afternoon, my name is Mark. I have been lurking around the site for the last week or so and thought I should say Hello. I have been woodworking for many years, but just recently decided to get serious about it. I am finding the site full of insight, tips, tricks and humor which is always a good thing.

One of my first project was made of pine and I had no idea what I was doing. I just grabbed some wood and started cutting and nailing. Here is the result (my wife dubbed this the chicken leg table)
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She is not laughing quite so much when she returned from a trip and found this hanging on the wall.
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She liked it so much that she asked me to build this book case to go with it.
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I expect to get many ideas from this site and hope that I can contribute as well.

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post #2 of 9 Old 08-21-2008, 06:16 PM
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Welcome neighbor.
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Hi Mark, as Daren said, welcome neighbor. This site is really fantastic and there are alot of folks on here with a ton of knowledge. Nice work on your projects and welcome aboard!

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post #4 of 9 Old 08-22-2008, 09:47 AM
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I like your wall shelf and book case.

Are those your own designs?

I like the "prairie window" motif.
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Thank you for the encouragement

Wormwood, the bookcase is all my design, but the shelves are an adaptation of something I saw in a catalog.
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Welcome!! Your work looks good

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Hi Mark, as Daren said, welcome neighbor.
And again, Welcome, neighbor! I'm in Bartonville; to help with your geography, we are the Creve Coeur sister city.

Good to have you on board, Mark....keep up the pictures and the good work.

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Well Welcome to the forum. I am a little far south to be a neighbor, but that don't mean we cant be friends. Anyone who works with wood is a friend of mine.

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Welcome mate!

don't suppose any of you Illinois guys have a job going? I'd give my right arm to live in Chicago...and in our industry that could happen!
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