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New to woodworking

I did projects in middle school and high school like everyone else, helped my dad design and build a multi-level deck, and have been doing technical drawings and doodles for projects for almost 20 of my 33 years, but I've never actually done one of my own projects!
I'm hoping to remedy that soon enough, and I'm excited about finding a decent forum for discussion and advice.
As for my other info, I live in Bristol, VA, and have since I was about 10. And in case there are any NASCAR fans that are wondering, yes race weekend sucks for the locals. :D J/k... sort of.
Anyhow, I'm looking forward to picking your brains for some things I've designed and I hope woodworking is something I'll be able to do for a long time to come.
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Welcome to the forum!! Hope to see some of your work posted here soon.

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Hello,Im new also,so welcome. My advice to you being new to woodworking is remember,its just wood. It can be rebuilt,changed,or redone.Its very forgiving and they sell new wood ever day,so give it a try,try new ideas and measure twice,cut once, and by all means ,enjoy each build and work safe.....
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Welcome aboard. I never know whether to encourge or discourage new woodworkers, keeping in mind the old dictum that a woodworker is someone who keeps a picture of his shop in his wallet, right there where his money used to be.

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keeping in mind the old dictum that a woodworker is someone who keeps a picture of his shop in his wallet, right there where his money used to be.
, never heard it...but I like it.
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Welcome aboard. I never know whether to encourge or discourage new woodworkers, keeping in mind the old dictum that a woodworker is someone who keeps a picture of his shop in his wallet, right there where his money used to be.

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Ha!....That is great!...It makes me have a flash back to when a guy told me whenever I started my business full time(woodworking)....."You will never in your life meet a rich furniture builder!"..(ha,ha)..yet true!..But speaking for myself,I dont think a whole lot of people do it for the money,they just love it!....

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Welcome aboard. I never know whether to encourge or discourage new woodworkers, keeping in mind the old dictum that a woodworker is someone who keeps a picture of his shop in his wallet, right there where his money used to be.

Brother ain't that the truth.
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[quote=phinds;95223]Welcome aboard. I never know whether to encourge or discourage new woodworkers, keeping in mind the old dictum that a woodworker is someone who keeps a picture of his shop in his wallet, right there where his money used to be.

Brother don't i know
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There is a small collection of blocks that ship with Autocad2008....
Hit ( Ctrl+2 )...browse in the window to folder named Design Center ..click on the plus sign next to each drawing( especially architectural drawings) ...then highlight blocks...their thumbnails will appear in the window....just drag what you want into your working area.
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post #11 of 11 Old 09-16-2009, 10:27 AM
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