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    Talking Just like to say hi and introduce myself

    I'd like to say hello to everyone. This is my first posting here, so I guess I'll start off by telling you a little bit about myself. My name is John. I live in Gainesville, Georgia. I'm 58 and I'm a retired signpainter. Woodworking has been a hobby of mine for about 30 or so years. I'm not a professional by any means, but I'm not a novice either. I've sold some of my work at flea markets and such, and I've done a few custom jobs as well. I've Also built just about all the furniture in our home, (including the kitchen cabinets), and in my children's homes as well, and I've had a lot of darn fun over the years doing it all too.

    I find some some of the new tools they make now totally amazing. Like that Table saw that knows the difference between a hand and a piece of wood, and shuts down immediately if it senses a hand, leaving the operator with just a slight injury, rather than a lost hand. Amazing! Anyway, I'm looking forward to meeting all of you and maybe getting some of you to answer questions I may have from time to time. I also hope that in some way I may be a help to someone else as well. Merry Christmas!!

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    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Wellcome John, I see you're a lucky guy, retired at the age of 58 means that you have now all the time of the world to do what you like to do.
    I like it to to build my own furniture, and I did that for 30 years ago, but after moving over to another town 25 years ago, I miss the place to do that.
    My shop is just big enough for woodturning, so after my retirement in 2001, I decided to spend my time on woodturning. Merry Christmas.

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    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Welcome aboard, John. Always good to add another experienced voice to the mix.
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    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Welcome to the Family John!
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    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Between Aledo and Fort Worth, TX
    Good to have you, John. Look forward to seeing some of your work! Has anyone said yet that we love pictures? Jim.
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    Welcome John

    Coffee Pot is on!

    WoodWorking, Crappie Fishing, Colts, Life is good!

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    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Rio Rancho, NM
    Hi John, welcome to the Family.

    And yes, we love pictures.

    Nancy (5 days)
    Nancy Laird
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    Woodworker, turner, laser engraver; RETIRED!!

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    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    San Antonio, Texas
    Howdy, John. Welcome!

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    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    DSM, IA
    John, welcome to the family
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    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    Great to have you John. This is a great place to talk wood.
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