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post #1 of 5 Old 01-06-2011, 03:58 AM Thread Starter
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Hello all. My name is Mike and I'm from Southern California. Joined up on the forum to learn and very soon will start my first project. Don't know what that will be yet. I've only repaired a few furniture pieces but since I need a hobby and since I'm raising two little ones on my own figured I'll be needing furniture lol.

Look forward to learning and getting to know everyone
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post #2 of 5 Old 01-06-2011, 04:20 AM
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Welcome Mike! Book cases are great first projects as they are simple yet can help you to learn a great deal about joinery!

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Welcome to the forum.

Mr Mac has a good idea but start with a small one not a whole wall unit. You generally like your first project but quickly find things you will do differently next time. It's harder to make a new wall unit then a small book shelf.
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Welcome Mike...I agree with the others...Bookcases give you practice on basic joint making, are practical for the house, and in no time you will morph into more difficult projects using what you have learned in your first projects.

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Welcome from Texas !!!

Welcome to the forum, Mike.

Ditto on the bookcases. They make for great use of joinery. And if you want doors, works great for doormaking as well.

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