Hello from VA

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jg2259

Jim
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Hi All,
I hope my being from Virginia doesn't cast a dark shadow on me belonging to this forum i have just found this site and I really love it. I am 62 yrs old and have been woodworking as a hobby for almost 2 years. I do have some skills, as I went through a 5 year apprenticeship as a patternmaker, and worked one year as a journeyman, before the company closed the doors and moved all manufacturing to the corporate headquarters in Texas. I did not want to move and I didn't pursue the trade because even with 5 years of training and one year of actual experience, I didn't feel qualified to call myself a patternmaker. The trade is one of the most mind numbing, difficult, trades that you could imagine. I just didn't have the confidence to try to obtain employment in the trade.
However the training left me with some skills and a desire to work with wood. It took me 18 years to finally have a place that had room for a shop. So here I am, reading all the expertise from the experienced furniture woodworkers here, who I hope to learn from. And hopefully, I might be able to give advice someday.

Jim
 

Michael Mathews

Michael
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Welcome Jim! Use this group as your ultimate resource. There are some wonderful, knowledgeable, friendly people associated here. Nice to have you aboard.
Michael
 

jg2259

Jim
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Hi Carl, i live in Ashland.
Thanks Michael, I have already learned so much from reading the forums and hope to read back even further into some of the discussions.

Jim
 

Bill Clemmons

Bill
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Welcome to the site Jim. Glad you found us and decided to join. NCWW is all about sharing experiences and learning from each other.
 

jg2259

Jim
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Thank you all for the welcome. I'm excited to be a part of such friendly and knowledgable group. I have started posting some pics of my shop but I'm not sure it's working. Last time I posted about 5 pics, but only 1 uploaded
 
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