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    Hey

    Hey I'm Faraz Bhojani from Alberta.

    Im in high school and am finding woodworking very interesting. I haven't actually started working with any lathes or anything since my parents think its a weird thing to do, but I hope to learn as much as I can.

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    Wellcome Faraz.

    Maybe you haven't got a lathe but I'm pretty sure your father has got some woodworking tools, you'd be amazed how many things you can make with a saw, a hammer, a chisel and a plane
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    Welcome to the Family Faraz!! Maybe there is another member here that is close to you that would agree to be your mentor, and you his/her shop help. Great way to get to learn the machines and techniques, and find out if you really like woodworking. Worth a shot!
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    Welcome Faraz.

    Judging by your name I am going to guess that you have roots in South Asia. Most South Asians or even middle easterns think that this is a weird hobby. Don't let that stop you though. I wish I had started when I was in school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohammad Madha View Post
    Welcome Faraz.

    Judging by your name I am going to guess that you have roots in South Asia. Most South Asians or even middle easterns think that this is a weird hobby. Don't let that stop you though. I wish I had started when I was in school.
    Are you telling me you're not Irish, Mohammad?

    I've seen the same thing you mention about hobby woodworking in that part of the world. Do you have any idea why this is? I know that some impressive woodwork has been done in that area for centuries.
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    welcome faraz,,start early and you will learn more if you like it now you will later.
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    Hi faraz, do they offer any type of shop classes in your high school?
    get you aquainted with some tools and machines.

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    Welcome Faraz, glad to have you.
    You will find both good friends and good advice here.
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    Welcome to the Family Faraz!
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    Thanks alot guys

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