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Hi, everyone!

I just found this forum through the DIY Forum and thought I'd better sign-up. I have the feeling I'll be on here a lot in the coming months and years.

I'm just starting out with woodworking and I know almost nothing, besides the simplest and lamest of basics. I'm hoping I'll have enough time to devote to it to start making some cool things within 6months to 1year. (I guess that's not too ambitious...at least, I hope it isn't!)

I became very interested in learning to work with wood after I bought my house. It's a two-story, all brick house with wonderful woodwork and wood floors. Built in 1897. I love it and I want to fix all the spots where the wood has been damaged, but I want to be sure that I do it in a way that will keep it beautiful. Since finding out about what it would take to make those repairs/replacements, I realized that all aspects of woodworking are pretty fascinating! So, now I'm hooked!

Tired? Then, turn off all power tools!!!
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Welcome to the forum!!! You have come to the right place to learn!!! Just ANY question you might have and I'm sure someone here will be able to help you out!!

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welcome!

welcome aboard...we luv pictures and they also sometimes help to "explain'" your questions! you can also serch for topics and read older posts ...good luck and ask away! happy holidays

"I tried it. I liked it. " Julie's 19 month old grandaughter, Feb 2009
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Welcome from a fellow St. Louis area wood worker.
In case you don't know, there's a few stores in the area to check out. I'm not affiliated with any, except for being a paying customer.
Woodcraft is by West Port Plaza, all kinds of tools and supplies.
Rockler is on the St. Charles Rock Road not too far east of I-270 / I-70 cloverleaf (by a Guitar Center). Similar store, all kinds of tools, hardware, supplies.
St. Charles Hardwoods - on mid rivers mall drive a couple miles south of I-70, big selection of wood and moldings, plus tools.

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Welcome to the forum.
Lots and lots of good folks here bouts to help out a gal.
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Welcome from Indiana!

This is a good place to find all kinds of info and tips from very helpful folks!
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WELCOME TO THE FORUM

I gave you a "hi" at the other site. Fixing up what I call an "historic" home can be both fun and a headache. This site seems to be more specialized for woodworking. With specific areas for tools, woodworking, finishing, etc., there's bound to be someone to help. Lots of friendly people here.

Me...I get moody at times, then I take my meds.






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Welcome from Westchester NY, it's nice to know you don't mine breaking a fingernail or two to get the job done. Welcome again.
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Welcome from Westchester NY, it's nice to know you don't mine breaking a fingernail or two to get the job done. Welcome again.

Oh, Eddie...these nails have been short for years, now. I keep myself pretty without sacrificing my ability to do what I need to do. ;-) Thanks for the props, though. It's appreciated!

Merry Christmas, Bud! And be careful in all that snow y'all got the other day!

Tired? Then, turn off all power tools!!!
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WELCOME TO THE FORUM

I gave you a "hi" at the other site. Fixing up what I call an "historic" home can be both fun and a headache. This site seems to be more specialized for woodworking. With specific areas for tools, woodworking, finishing, etc., there's bound to be someone to help. Lots of friendly people here.

Me...I get moody at times, then I take my meds.

Gotta love the meds. I hear ya, Brother! Better living through chemicals...That's what I say!
Thanks a bunch for the welcome! Merry Christmas!

Tired? Then, turn off all power tools!!!
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Thank you!

Thanks, all of you, for the very warm welcome! You've made my day! (Er...middle of the night...but who's counting, right? Ha!)

As I said in a couple of other replies: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you! Be careful, have fun, eat too much and here's hoping you all get at least one really, really cool present to play with!


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