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    Greetings from SW France

    Hello everybody in familywoodworking,

    I am new to the site and also to crafting in wood and at age 70 I am happy to learn new skills and gain from younger experiences if I can.

    I am particularly interested in relief carving on panels, and head and abstract sculptures.

    At the moment I am assembling the hardwares and benches etc so I can function in my chosen area; many items I have bought over years with retirement in mind so I find I already have a bunch of gear though the quality and usefulness might be questionable. I just accumulated not knowing a thing about their usefulness or value in technique.

    I am looking forward to discovering all sorts of new ideas and directions when I next log on.

    Best wishes . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Bowie View Post
    Hello everybody in familywoodworking,

    I am new to the site and also to crafting in wood and at age 70 I am happy to learn new skills and gain from younger experiences if I can.

    I am particularly interested in relief carving on panels, and head and abstract sculptures.

    At the moment I am assembling the hardwares and benches etc so I can function in my chosen area; many items I have bought over years with retirement in mind so I find I already have a bunch of gear though the quality and usefulness might be questionable. I just accumulated not knowing a thing about their usefulness or value in technique.

    I am looking forward to discovering all sorts of new ideas and directions when I next log on.

    Best wishes . . .
    Welcome to the forum David, I'm also a wannabe carver and woodworker, so feel free to ask and post your work, we love pics here!
    Best regards,
    Toni

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni Ciuraneta View Post
    Welcome to the forum David, I'm also a wannabe carver and woodworker, so feel free to ask and post your work, we love pics here!
    David, first welcome to the Family. Second for Toni to say his a "wannabe carver" is a huge understatement. Do a few searches of his work here, it's beautiful. Also as Toni said we love pictures here!
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    Welcome David And dont let that Toni fool ya he's a master carver
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    Welcome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Welcome David. I believe you might be our first French member. It's great to have you here. And as the others have said, Toni is only being modest. He does wonderful work, and he happens to also be in Europe, relatively close to you (about 800 KM).
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    Welcome David, glad you found us

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    David,

    Welcome to FWW. I think that you will enjoy most of us. I'm a little pixilated, however I don't have egg allover my face.

    You have probably already figured out that everybody likes Toni. That is because he is a great guy.

    Enjoy,
    JimB

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    welcome david, and toni is our carver of the week so glad you found us and look forward to hearing more from you
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    hey david, welcome from long island NY.
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