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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Puyallup Wa

    Howdy From San Diego

    Hello All,
    Just wanted to come in here and introduce myself.

    I am originally from Eastern N.C. but now live in San Diego by way of the US Navy. No longer in the Navy but decided to stay in San Diego due to the lovely weather.

    I grew up "helping" do woodworking projects with my Grandfather and Father. Its something that I really enjoyed doing and want to get back into. I live in an apartment but am lucky enough to have a garage that is located directly underneath my balcony. Only problem is that there isn't any outlets in there. There is an overhead light but no outlets. I've got extension cords so no problem there.

    My garage is 11'W x 24'D so work space is limited.

    I have started my collection of power tools but the laundry list is still long. I am a firm believer in buying quality once over cheap multiple times.
    So far I have:

    7 1/4" circular saw
    10" Compound Mitre saw
    Jig Saw
    Router w/fixed and plunge base
    6" RO Sander
    4 1/2" Angle grinder
    Cordless drill

    I think thats it. Majority of them are Orange and a couple yellows one mixed in. Didn't want to post brand names or links due to not being sure of forum rules.

    Well, my post ended up being a lot longer than I wanted.

    I have been looking for a nice woodworking community. This looks great.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Welcome Matt !!!
    Faith, Hope & Charity

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    welcome matt and here most things go,, as for as naming names and links and such.. its just the political and religion stuff that are taboo,, and if yu slip up they arent gonna make yu walk the plank.. we came from one of those and dont do things here that way
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

  4. #4
    Welcome Matt

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Plainwell, Michigan
    Hey Matt Welcome to FWW

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Welcome to the family Matt!

    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    and if yu slip up they arent gonna make yu walk the plank.. we came from one of those and dont do things here that way
    Well, we got desperate for wood and had to use the plank to finish the last project, but we'll get you to the sharks some how.

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Puyallup Wa
    Thank you for all the warm welcomes.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    North of Reno, NV...middle of the desert
    Welcome Matt. And if someone hasn't already mentioned it, the pic police will be after you if you don't post lots of pics

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Puyallup Wa
    As soon as I get around to making some kind of shop down in the garage I will post up some pics. I understand the pics. I am on a boat building site that is the same way. The more pics the better.


  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    Hey Matt, welcome. Oh and thanks for your military service. I am ex Navy and my son is a Corpsmen presently attached to the Marines. When he's not deployed (like he is now) he stationed at Camp LeJune North Carolina.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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