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Location: New Paltz NY

I've always had a liking for building things. I've been in the IT/networking business for about 30 years with the same employer and will be looking to retire soon. I find woodworking relaxing and enjoyable (till I make a mistake !!) I've done tons of home improvement projects, flipped houses and helped friends with their projects as well. I also have a bit of a tool fetish!!! When we go to flea markets and craft fairs I have always been impressed by hand-crafted woodworking projects like turned bowls, band saw boxes and cutting boards and have wondered if I could do that?

A couple of years ago, my wife was signing up to take a class at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. She wondered if I I saw anything interesting during the same week. I looked over the class list and decided to sign up for a beginners wood-turning class given by Jerry Kermode. I loved it! Fortunately, I have a very supportive wife and was encourage to buy a lathe and other assorted tools to get started. I've done a bunch of business with WoodCraft & Rockler this past year and have a pretty good setup now. To me, turning a bowl and not knowing what kind of grain character you might discover is exciting. I am also doing end grain cutting boards and band saw boxes. I never had much experience with a band saw, and was almost ready to sell it as quickly as I bought it. But after doing some reading and taking the time to get it properly setup, I'm glad I didn't unload it !!

Most of the items I've made have been given as gifts to family & friends. Now I'm starting to build up an inventory of projects and hope to be doing some craft fairs this spring and summer and eventually supplementing my retirement. Not doing it for the money, just want to support my hobby and for the enjoyment of creation.

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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#1 posted 02-04-2014 04:32 PM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy !
Because I often get asked questions by new members I’ve included the answers to the most( FAQ) along with my welcoming message to LJs.
You should know that posting questions or projects here (your profile page) will not get you very many responses’ just because it’s your profile page not part of a main forum. To post in a main forum read below.
Want to know how to post something?
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Need help with posting or other questions ?
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Just for the record even though I have a large number of post I’m not involved with LJs management ,I’m just another member.

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#2 posted 02-02-2016 01:02 PM

Lotsa gr8 lookin projects. Work/Play safe. Keep makin dust

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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