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I just wanted to introduce myself. I found this site googling for some woodworking tips. I started woodworking about ten years ago with some power tools but when I discovered the joy and the authenticity of using hand and antique tools I was hooked. Sold most of my power tools and began taking classes; shave away and chisel out anything I could get my hands on... I have not been woodworking for about 7 years so you could still consider me a newbie. I have learned a lot on my own though and feel that I have a knack for woodworking. In fact I have lots of passion for this hobby. I think I would've been just as happy as I am now had I been doing this for a living.

I own many restored (mostly by myself) antique and new hand tools for a newbie; enough that I could build a furniture or even a windsor chair. I also enjoy woodcarving and have more carving chisel that I think I'll ever need. What was I thinking ten years ago when I bought all those carving chisels? collecting?

Anyway, I am glad to be here and be able to exchange share, stories and learn from the expert and the more experienced.

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I live in Houston, TX now. I used to live up in the Northeast area when I did a lot of woodworking.
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Welcome to the site Skewdege!
Our Texas base seems to be growing.

Did you say tool sale?
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Our Texas base seems to be growing.
Thanks Wooodman, where in in this great big state do you live?
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Hello Ladies and Gentlemen,

I just wanted to introduce myself. I found this site googling for some woodworking tips. I started woodworking about ten years ago with some power tools but when I discovered the joy and the authenticity of using hand and antique tools I was hooked. Sold most of my power tools and began taking classes; shave away and chisel out anything I could get my hands on... I have not been woodworking for about 7 years so you could still consider me a newbie. I have learned a lot on my own though and feel that I have a knack for woodworking. In fact I have lots of passion for this hobby. I think I would've been just as happy as I am now had I been doing this for a living.

I own many restored (mostly by myself) antique and new hand tools for a newbie; enough that I could build a furniture or even a windsor chair. I also enjoy woodcarving and have more carving chisel that I think I'll ever need. What was I thinking ten years ago when I bought all those carving chisels? collecting?

Anyway, I am glad to be here and be able to exchange share, stories and learn from the expert and the more experienced.

Cheers
Skewdege,
Welcome to the Forum. You will really like it hear. I have never met a friendlier group. Reference your over abundance of carving chisels; as the man said, "Anything worth doing is worth overdoing". I too am a "collector" of many things (my wife says I am a packrat, but that's another, sadder story ). Once again, Welcome Home.
Bill Fitz , a real newbie (less than six months in woodworking) from North Carolina
I'm still goggle-eyed over all I need to learn.
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Thanks Wooodman, where in in this great big state do you live?

College Station

Did you say tool sale?
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