7 October 2013 at 9:32 pm #19717JayParticipant
I’m a new member and just wanted to take a moment to say hello to everyone here. I’m also new to woodworking and Paul’s videos and blogs have been very helpful and inspiring. I look forward to sharing some of my experiences and mistakes here, as well as learning from you all.
Thank you, Mr. Sellers, for all the work that you do to help people get a solid start in woodworking.7 October 2013 at 10:08 pm #19718KenParticipant
Hi Jay, welcome buddy. We have a great mix of people on here, and I’m sure you will always find someone to offer help.
Dive in ask questions and enjoy the journey. 😉7 October 2013 at 10:22 pm #19719Mark ArmstrongParticipant
Welcome Jay I second what Ken says.
Will look forward to seeing one of your projects.
Most of all have fun.
Dagenham, Essex, England7 October 2013 at 10:31 pm #19720ScottParticipant
Welcome Jay to the forum!
My information used to be sparse and disconnected before finding Paul’s program; I had little confidence because I was missing a comprehensive approach, and was overlooking the many nuances of handwork.
Paul puts it all together quite nicely, and I no longer feel left out because I choose not to use a table saw or router table to cut my joinery. 😉
Like Ken already stated: There are many fine people here on the forum to share info and ideas with. We look forward to your participation.
-Scott Los Angeles8 October 2013 at 10:30 am #19733George BridgemanParticipant
Have fun with your first steps in the craft! It can often be a bit overwhelming but post any questions and you’ll get a supportive answer.
"To know and not do is to not know"8 October 2013 at 4:43 pm #19745NikonD80Participant
Welcome aboard Jay.
I hope you have lots of fun as you make your first shavings.
Keep Calm and have a Cup of Tea9 October 2013 at 4:30 am #19764JayParticipant
Thanks for the welcome, everyone!
I’m currently setting up my shop in a utility room in my house (I have the challenges that come with a small shop space)… practicing my planing, collecting essential tools. I built a saw vise in the last few days based on the Lie Nielsen style vise some of you may have seen in various places online. Soon to practice saw sharpening (following Paul’s video) on a Disston saw I acquired. Finally, I hope to be building my permanent bench some time soon, based on Paul’s design and videos.
There’s a feeling of being overwhelmed by how much there is to learn and do. I expect that will probably settle in as I continue to practice and establish a system.9 October 2013 at 2:47 pm #19782humanicParticipant
Welcome @jay and congratulations!
You have reached a place where calm reigns and concentration in the seemingly insignificant details make a virtue of perseverance, beyond the wood craftsmanship. And above all it’s full of friendly people 😉
Best regards from Girona, Catalonia
With love, best regards from Catalonia.9 October 2013 at 7:30 pm #19795
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