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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Central Pennsylvania


    Whoops! Thought I had posted an intro, and just realized that I didn't.

    My name's Janine. I grew up watching my grandfather work magic building things and making things work. Much to the chagrin of the LOHL, as soon as I could hold a tool, he put me to work. He was a jack-of-all-trades, and I received instruction in a bit of everything along the way (carpentry, electrical, plumbing, etc). It's come in incredibly handy over the years, and it's really nice to be able to get some (many???) things done on my own.

    Fast forward a decade or two (ok, maybe three ) and after a few moves, I'm in a house with a basement "shop" that I can call my own. It's not much, but I'll add a bit here and there as I go along. I've got a few of my grandfather's old tools to remember him by. (It's interesting just how close he feels when I reach for a tool that came from his shop) Mostly I've just been puttering and trying to remember what he taught me and what I've managed to learn online, on TV, and somewhere-along-the-way. I love the smell of sawdust and the satisfaction that comes with creating something useful (and sometimes even kind-of pretty) while making it!

    Anyway, just wanted to say "hi" and give a bit of an intro. Have a great day!


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
    Hi. Sounds like I would have liked your grandfather. Welcome aboard, this is a good place to hang out and learn.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    welcome janine, be careful here there are some that try to hook you up on a spinny device called a lathe and its fatal,, so be warned and if you get confronted by one of them be sure to call me or others for help
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    Welcome Janine!
    Jesus was a Woodworker

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Hi Janine.

    Do not listen to the old walrus. Lathe is a sweet machine that will provide you loads of fun.
    Chinese Proverb: Man who eats many prunes gets good run for the money.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    DSM, IA
    Welcome to the Family Janine!
    A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone. -Henry David Thoreau
    My Website

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Plainwell, Michigan
    Welcome Janine, and great to have ya here

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Lakeport NY and/or the nearest hotel
    Welcome to the family Janine! I'll be sure and wave whenever I drive through PA!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Central NY State
    Welcome Janine. Feel free to ask questions and share your experiences. Very pleased to have you join us.
    If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Great introduction Janine. Welcome !!!!!
    Faith, Hope & Charity

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