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Postby Kimtins » 31 Aug 2018, 17:28

I joined the forum today as I'm an avid fiddler, not the musical kind but the kind that likes a project and a challenge and I also hate the modern waste culture.

My father was a builder and as a child my happy place was his workshop where I would saw and nail with glee.

Despite being told to 'get someone in' I will attempt anything around the home and this has now lead to my hobbiest interest in all things wood, I am currently driving my partner mad trying to perfect hand cut joints.

I should perhaps mention I am a lady and past the age where a career change is in order so it is all DIY and hobby for me, I also have a for of rheumatism that makes my hands freeze up so am constantly on the lookout for an 'easier' way of doing things but the time I spend in my little shed is the best part of my week so I look forward to seeing all the amazing projects you undertake and learning from you all where I'm going wrong.


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Re: Hello..

Postby Malc2098 » 31 Aug 2018, 19:16

Yo! Welcome, Kim.

They're a decent lot here with loads of knowledge skills and experience. I know, I've tapped into loads of it already!
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Re: Hello..

Postby Mike G » 31 Aug 2018, 19:35

Welcome Kim. You may notice that we like photos. Lots of photos. Show us your joints................not, not THOSE joints, your wooden ones. :)
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Re: Hello..

Postby Andyp » 01 Sep 2018, 09:13

And a warm welcome from me too. As Mike says we love photos around here so don't be shy and show us any projects old or new. There are plenty of knowledgable folks here who can offer help and guidance on just about anything.


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Re: Hello..

Postby Robert » 01 Sep 2018, 14:38

Hello and welcome :)

Don't think I have rheumatic problems but my elbows complain at most hand tool use so I have developed an aversion to hand tools. Damage done during my working life. Machines all the way for me.

Look forward to seeing your hand cut joinery.
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Re: Hello..

Postby TrimTheKing » 01 Sep 2018, 16:36

Hello Kim, and welcome.

Delighted to have another lady join the ranks. We have but a handful thus far so delighted you feel comfortable enough to join us.

There are lots of people on here with a wealth of experience across many areas of woodwork and outside so hopefully you will enjoy it here.

As Mike says, we love photo's, and we're mostly all hobbiests, so don't be shy. :obscene-drinkingcheers:
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