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I just wanted to say I am new to this forum and am enjoying it a lot. I am a retired/disabled woodworker. I owned my own company for over 37 years and did just about all kinds of woodworking/building/restoring.

The last 15 years of my career we restored antique homes and I loved that work a lot. Most of the homes we restored were of the early 1800s and I felt honored to work on them. It is a completely different world from new construction and is a challenge which I loved.

Earlier in my career, we built many new homes and I really don't know how many as there were so many of them. I now just piddle around out in the shop and sling a little saw dust when I feel like it.

One thing I really like about this forum, no one seems to look down on others that don't know building or the terminology of it. Everyone seems to want to help and that is great. Thanks for allowing me to be a part of the forum.

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Welcome Jim,
This is a pretty friendly forum. There's no reason to look down at anyone. I always admire the beginners for having the guts to try something new and not be afraid to ask how to do it.
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Welcome Jim,
This is a pretty friendly forum. There's no reason to look down at anyone. I always admire the beginners for having the guts to try something new and not be afraid to ask how to do it.
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Mike, I appreciate your welcome. I agree with you, everyone has to start somewhere. I have seen on some other forums where a person would be ridiculed for not knowing about certain things. Thanks again for the welcome.
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Welcome Jim, there`s alot of talent on this forum...what a great experience...restoring historic homes!!! I`ve always been interested in the challenge of restoration. I`ve been a Interior Trim carpenter for 35 years. I was fortunate to work with a crew that was fairly laid back. We had a great time...when the Economy was strong. Now-a-days I`m building furniture and weaving looms... what`s that all about...at 55 I guess I`m slowing down...kinda feeling the ackes and pains I guess. Don`t whear the tool belt anymore...it hanges on my saw horse`s...with everything still in it...Sheeech! At any rate...welcome to the forum! Rick

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Welcome Jim, there`s alot of talent on this forum...what a great experience...restoring historic homes!!! I`ve always been interested in the challenge of restoration. I`ve been a Interior Trim carpenter for 35 years. I was fortunate to work with a crew that was fairly laid back. We had a great time...when the Economy was strong. Now-a-days I`m building furniture and weaving looms... what`s that all about...at 55 I guess I`m slowing down...kinda feeling the ackes and pains I guess. Don`t whear the tool belt anymore...it hanges on my saw horse`s...with everything still in it...Sheeech! At any rate...welcome to the forum! Rick
Thanks for the welcome Rick, I know what you mean about the work, it is either feast or famine. I am like you, I didn't wear my nail apron the last few years that I was able to work, the thing just got in the way and hurt the back.
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