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post #1 of 14 Old 01-07-2010, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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Hello from VA

I found this board through another board and really enjoy it! I have been a woodworker for over 30 years and in it as a business for the last 3 years. Mine is a one-man operation making custom cabinetry and built-ins. I retired from my "real" job about 3 years ago and decided it was time to do something fun for a living. As they say, the rest is history. In the short time I have been on this board I have found a lot of great info. Hopefully I can provide some help to others as well. This is a lot of fun for me. When it becomes a "real" job I will quit. Visit my website and check out some of my projects.

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post #2 of 14 Old 01-07-2010, 11:04 PM
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Welcome from Texas !!!

Welcome to the forum.

Tools are like guns, You can never have enough.
Where did I put that tape measure???
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After a few more years of 'a real job' I am hoping to do them same and do something fun for a living. Thanks for sharing some pictures. Your neighbor to the South.
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Hello Rocky,

What part of Virginia? I'm in the VA BCH area.

I am fixing to retire from the Navy (23 Years) and am looking for a fun job too...need any help

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Eric, I am in the Chesterfield area. I worked for the Army for 31 years before I decided enough was enough. Now instead of saying I have to go to work, I get to go to work! Good luck in your future venture.

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post #6 of 14 Old 01-08-2010, 05:37 PM
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Hi Rocky--welcome
I see that you live in Chesterfield. small world--I live in Midlothian, we're neighbors. We should get together one day and swap sawdust stories
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Small world indeed! I'm in Sandston, VA. Brand new to woodworking. So new that I haven't built my first project yet. I'm in the process of putting my shop together which is a challenge since it's smaller than 10x11.
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Welcome David
Lots of folks from Va around . What type of WW are you interested in? Lets get together some time .
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Hi Mike,

I have a number of things in mind, including bookshelves, desk, cabinets. Kinda boring stuff I suppose, but I'm a practical kinda guy. I'm no stranger to tools, but haven't done any kind of woodworking before. I would just rather build my own instead of paying for junk made with particle board, etc!
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David, to me there is no boring woodworking stuff unless you are building 50 of each item. Its not rocket science, it just takes patience and a little common sense. Good luck in you new hobby.
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Thanks Rocky. I've always been pretty good with my hands and have done some metalworking, but the idea of making my own cabinets, etc. has always interested me. I finally bought myself a table saw, and got a Ryobi BT3000 because of my space (or lack thereof!). Right now I'm trying to arrange my shop so I can fit my old Rockwell drill press, band saw, belt sander, radial arm saw, miter saw and the "new" table saw all in the shop and still be able to walk in the room. In reality, any use of the saw will happen in my carport, but at least I have a place to store it!
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Welcome to the nut house. We need more Non Texans!


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Sorry Rocky, you are in a war zone!



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