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Lurker coming out of the woodwork (sorry for the pun!)

Hello All,

I've been lurking for a month or so and decided to pop my head above the parapet.

I'm an ex-pat Brit living in Houstoin, female, 22 x 2 and just taken up woodworking.

I love it ! So far anyway - picked up a jigsaw a couple of months ago and since gotten more serious.

I have a zillion questions which I will keep for later.

This site is amazing and the source of knowledge unbelievable.

Thought I'd say hi.

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Gosh, that's alot . Welcome Fiona. I am good for 1/2 dozen or so answers tops the other guys and gals can probably help with the majority of the rest.
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Daren,

Thanks for the welcome - I've seen a lot of your posts/pictures. You do fantastic stuff.

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Hello All,..................

I'm an ex-pat Brit living in Houstoin, female, 22 x 2 and just taken up woodworking..............

Cheers
Fiona
Welcome to the forum. I have a question of my own. And pardon me for asking. I am just a country boy from the swamps of Louisiana, but what is an Ex-pat Brit? I had a customer from Great Britain when I worked at the lumber yard. I liked talking to him. He was an home health nurse.

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Handyman - it just means ex-patriate i.e. living overseas. Thanks for the welcome.
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Welcome Fiona, X-Pat ... Ya...I`m waiting for the elect to decide. So, what kind of Jig Saw did you buy? Very handy tool! Rick

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I have a zillion questions which I will keep for later.
OK Daren, put me down for question numbers 348,873,875,127 through 348,873,876,138...

Welcome to the forum, Fiona... Very fine place to learn about woodworking for sure....

I cut that board three times and it's STILL too short!!!...
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Thanks Guys

I bought a little Black and Decker. However for my birthday last month my buddies got together and bought me a 10# Ridgid Compound Miter Saw (scary beast at first). I'm mainly doing outdoor stuff, ice chests, little tables etc. I'm working on a table for my buddy's breakfast room - I'll post a pic when it's done - and you can all have a .

I also acquired an old table saw on Sunday but it isn't set up yet.

I'm sharing my workspace (garage) with the husband's Motorcycle which I've battered a couple of times with some boards. I've bought a cover for it so he hasn't noticed yet

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I'm sharing my workspace (garage) with the husband's Motorcycle which I've battered a couple of times with some boards. I've bought a cover for it so he hasn't noticed yet
, you are going to fit in here so well. That is a trick right out of 1/2 of our playbooks, classic. (except we are hiding stains on the carpet from our wifes or keeping that cut finger behind our backs we incurred with that new tool we "just had to have" etc.)
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Hey Tony - thanks

You are just down the road from me - was down your way a couple of months ago - nice place - not sure about the roller coaster though.
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My only interest in that roller coaster is the wood structure.
BTW, when I had my big shop in Arkansas and also from teaching woodworking, woodturning and furniture making classes, my experience has taught me that women generally make much better woodworkers than men. They have a better eye for beauty and grace, ther are more careful with handling material and are easier to teach. I think they are easier to teach mainly because they didnt inherit the 'woodworking gene' and are open to all ideas.
Also, women are really good at woodturning, so if you have an artistic side to you, you might just want to investigate woodturning on a lathe.

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Handyman - it just means ex-patriate i.e. living overseas. Thanks for the welcome.
Thanks for clearing that up. That what I wife said to, but I didnt beleave her. I guess after 27 years of marrage I should learn to listen.

And Tony B is right.There are a lot of fart smellers, I mean smart fellows out here. (And ladies) I read the forum every night for hours and hours. Ok I read slow, but a lot of info found here.

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