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Thread: Hi from Canada

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada

    Smile Hi from Canada

    Well I thought it long over due that I take time out to introduce myself. I am a hobbiest woodworker living in Ontario, Canada .

    This is the first forum that I have ever joined and boy I find it difficult to contibute when I see how pro you guys are.

    I come from South Africa originally, came to Canada originally for a business of mine and decided to stay.

    After all the brainwashing of my youth I always wanted to be a Cowboy. Wish I lived in the foothills of the rockies. Hence my hero John Wayne.

    I am currently building a new shop in my backyard (postage stamp size). Have been woodworking in the basement but suspended work due to dust until I can move into the new shop.

    I have quiet a history far too much to post here so to prevent boring everyone I will call it a day.

    Oh I am married and SWMBO really supports my woodworking. When you see pics of my shop you will understand how much. Have two sons but cannot get them to bite.
    They should never have taken shop out of the school. I did shop as its called in North America for 5 years at high school. We called it Industrial Arts and learnt drawing, woodworking and metalworking. Best subject I ever had.

    Look forward to interacting with you guys on this forum (that is when I feel compitent to.) Great forum and to those who post their pics they have helped me tremendously and I appreciate every single one and the effort it takes. Thanks.


    Rob Keeble
    Last edited by Rob Keeble; 09-30-2008 at 02:46 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    Any man who favors "the Duke" is alright with me. Welcome Rob. You might enjoy this:
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    - Arthur C. Clarke

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Grew up here in south Ms...the "Pinebelt"


    Glad you joined in. Look forward to seeing some pictures and hearing about some of that history you mentioned. Even though a newcomer her myself, seems to me it is the the quality of people here that make the difference and the quality of their work a nice bonus. Welcome!
    "Humility is a strange thing, once you think you have it, you have lost it"

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Hi Rob, wellcome on board. Nice bunch of people here.
    We also like it to see some work of you, if possible.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Austin TX

    Welcome aboard! You'll enjoy this group. Really good people.

    Lee Laird
    Austin TX

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Welcome to the family Rob.
    Remember, we love pics! "no pics, didn't happen".

    And as far as competence is concerned do not worry, we all learn from each other here.

    Even the simplest project can be the source of a fantastic thread!
    Best regards,

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    I also dream of a shop with north light where my hands can be busy, my soul rest and my mind wander...

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Welcome to the Family Rob!

    We have all skill levels here, and while some might be darn good at somethings, no one is an expert at everything, so please share what you are doing, and some of your work, we will all enjoy seeing it.


    PS congrats on the workshop!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Welcome aboard, Rob. Don't ever hesitate to show your work, ask questions, or answer questions for others. Like Stu said, we've got all skill levels and a wide variety of expertise. For example, you're an expert in dealing with basement workshops, and I've not even been inside one. So see, you're already ahead of some people here. We're all here just to share and have fun.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    hi rob!
    [SIZE="1"] associated with several importers and manufacturers.[/SIZE]

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Rio Rancho, NM
    Welcome to the Family, Rob.
    Nancy Laird
    FWW Registered Voter and Voting Member
    Woodworker, turner, laser engraver; RETIRED!!

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