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post #1 of 12 Old 06-29-2010, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
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Hello fellow Canucks

Hello all,

I am glad I found this site. There is a lot of great info here. I am from Southern Ontario, Canada. Sort of an "Armchair Woodworker" right now. I just had my knee replaced and am in the recovery process right now. My other knee will be done in Jan/Feb of 2011 then I will be good to go again!

I started woodworking when I was 11. I had a jig saw and some lumber and made wooden toys in my Mom's garden shed. 30+ years later I am still dabling in wood. I have every tool under the sun but don't have a shop to put them in right now. My wife has told me when I am off my meds from the surgery, I can set up shop in the basement . Working outside is for the birds!

I have done quite a bit of carving, made some clocks, cabinets, toys and firewood. I will see what I can scrape up for pics. It has been a number of years since I made anything worthwhile looking at. (before digital cameras).

As stated in a previous message, I am a pro glass artist. 27 years I believe. I started that when I was a teen. I am in the process of designing a hall mirror with some stained glass as accents. I will post the plans when I get them done.

It has been 4 weeks since my surgery and I am anxious to get going again in wood. You guys seem very helpful and have some fantastic ideas. I may just hang around the back row for a while but will offer some input and ideas as suited.

Thanks for having me here!

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post #2 of 12 Old 06-29-2010, 12:45 PM
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welcome aboard. good luck with those knees

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Welcome. Good luck with the recovery.
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post #4 of 12 Old 06-29-2010, 10:14 PM
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Welcome Brad,Woodworking in the basement calls for some real good dust collecting.While you hobbled up its a good time for planning,get well.Itchy

***For the record*** Ive made hundreds of guitar bodies,never put one together and cant play a note.
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Welcome

Brad, welcome to the forum..."eh"

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Welcome Brad from the Provence of Illinois! My wife had knee surgery two years ago this August. I can feel your pain. Good luck with the recovery.
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Welcome to the forum, and Godspeed on your recovery.

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Welcome from little old PEI

I hope you heal soon, and welcome to this site. It is full of great people and advice...

Lloyd Kerry Creator of the new Kerry-All Truck Pouch

The foolproof water-repellent storage pouch for your pickup truck thatís built to withstand the elements.
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Hey there Brad and welcome to the nut house. It's nice to see another Canadian on here, especially one from southern Ontario. Although I see that newshop (Tim) is from "near Toronto". There aren't very many of us Canadians here on the forum. I'm from Toronto myself. Just between you and I, there are a lot of Americans on this forum and those fellas are just plain nuts!! Don't tell them I said so. At first, when I read your post, I thought that you were just another friendly Cannuck, then I read a little further and read all about the meds. It's all clear to me now. Friendly..... meds........hmmmmmmmmm.
Glad to have you aboard. Looking forward to seeing some of your work and wishing you a speedy recovery on the knee. Take it easy man.
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Welcome "A"

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ehem...

robertd...ummm it's "eh" not "a"

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Hope you enjoyed Canada Day Brad! I know I did, I was working in my shop on a gorgeous antique dresser.

Cheers from a lady in Ottawa :)

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