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  1. #1
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    Noob from South Africa

    Hi everybody.

    I am a new member, just joined this morning.

    I stay in Pretoria, South Africa. I am a Mechanical engineer at a company that design and manufacture Electrodes for the Ferrochrome industry.

    I enjoy woodwork as a hobby and try to get into my garage every night after work. Most Saterdays as well.

    My other hobby is offroading. Growing up on a farm, I use this to get back into nature.

    I hope I can contribute to this forum and learn form skilled wood workers.

    Any other South Africans on this forum?

    Regards

    Uys

    PS. My name is pronounced "ACE" - it is Dutch.

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    welcome ACE glad you told us how to pronuce it cuz i would have never quess it.. i think you get the trophy for the furthest away so far
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    Welcome to the Family Uys

    Nice to see someone else doing woodworking from another country.

    We like pictures, so if you get a chance, we'd all love a tour of your garage workshop

    Cheers!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    Welcome to the Family Uys

    Nice to see someone else doing woodworking from another country.

    We like pictures, so if you get a chance, we'd all love a tour of your garage workshop

    Cheers!

    Hi Stuart.

    I'm still fairly new in woodworking, so my double garage doubles as my workshop. I'll take some pics and post it.

    Below is some recent stuff I did. The little box is a test for a box that I am working on now to give to friends as a wedding gift. Yes, I know the catch is upside down! Is there a thread somewhere here for those stupid things you do when in a hurry and don't think?

    The table, I am working on currently, and the TV cabinet is done, will be hanging the doors this weekend.

    I'm having issues to commit to just one project with woodwork, there is so many things I want to do.


    Regards
    Uys

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    Uys van Rooyen
    Pretoria, South Africa

    Uys is pronounced "Ace" - it's Dutch

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    Welcome to the Family Uys
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    Uys, looks to me like you have a great start on things, for being a "Beginner"

    The box looks great, I'd not worry about the hasp, most people would not even notice.

    The table looks great, really sturdy

    Did you turn the legs?

    The shelving unit also looks very good.

    Thanks for the pics!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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    Welcome, Uys.

    Is that a coffee table you r working on?

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    Uys,

    Welcome to the forum. We're mostly pretty sane here, but you just can't be cool until you post pictures of your shop!

    Quote Originally Posted by Uys van Rooyen View Post
    Yes, I know the catch is upside down! Is there a thread somewhere here for those stupid things you do when in a hurry and don't think?
    That would likely describe every project I've ever worked on. The thread count would be spectacular!

    Thanks,

    Bill

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    Welcome Uys. It will be great to hear about the differences in your hobby and the activities that go along with it.
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    Welcome Uys.

    You can also tell us what sort of woods you use there that are not exported to other countries for whatever the reason.
    Best regards,
    Toni

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