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post #1 of 6 Old 12-31-2008, 01:10 AM Thread Starter
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Talking Introduction - Hey, Somewhat new to the more fine woodworking.

I am 18 and I started with just a 1970's craftsman table saw my boss gave me about two years ago. So far I have made a night stand, a couple of tv stands, record holder, cutting boards, comic book holder, and a socket organizing tray. There are probably other things I am forgetting about at the moment

I have also made some things that I needed such as a riser for a window A/C among other useful stuff.

I usually start a project or work on something after I get frustrated working on my sometimes-POS car or when I want to get away from people (family members).

I have always enjoyed working with my hands and I remember building stuff in my garage and my friends garages'. I have built stuff with my friend Dillen for as long as I could remember.

I have been working during the summer doing General construction. Rough framing, finish carpentry, digging out about a foot of dirt out of a foundation (holy **** it sucked). One summer we built an entire house with just three people including me.

I always get a sense of accomplishment knowing I built something with my own two hands.

Anyway, I will post up pictures of some of my stuff at some point. It's not as impressive as some of the stuff you guys have built but I always enjoy learning new things and seeing other peoples designs and projects.
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Welcome to the madhouse...

There are lots of nice people to help you here.

It helps sometimes if we know where you are

I have one of those old Craftsman saws, a nine
inch.. I use it as a dedicated dado saw. Still runs
like a dream and makes almost no sound.

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Welcome Jiffycake, - hope you will forgive me if I chuckle a little when reading your screen name. But then again, one of the guys kidded me about being a proud Geo Metro owner when I first got here. It's all in good fun.

You're right about the feeling of gratification from working with your hands. Keep it up! This is a great forum with a lot of talented, knowledgable people. You can't help but learn something here. I've gotten lots of ideas for furniture styles, and tool uses here. Post some photos - I might learn something from you too.
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Welcome to the forum. Good to see a youngster take an interest in something constructive. Hope you enjoy it here, feel free to ask any questions, and post some pics now and then of your projects, have patience and most of all have fun.
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Welcome Jiffy,

Glad to see more young guns coming in. Keep up the good work and welcome. Post some pictures of your projects when you get a minute.

I like your sign.
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