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Ward Green

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Ward
My name is ward green and I recently registered with the website.

I am very new to wood working but it is an art I have respected for many years. I did not have much space to do wood working before my wife and I moved a few months ago. So I am embracing my creativity and the challenge to build things with my own hands. I have not built many things, in fact only three pieces in the past three years: a dowel constructed dinning room table, a shooting range/ utility table, and most recently a .30 .30 ammo box/ safe. The later has been the most challenging but I believe I'll get better with time. I posted a few pictures on a reply to Clay's recent post if anyone is curious.

I hope to learn a lot from the website and be inspired to create more wooden features by the members I interact with. I have a few projects I (and partly my wife) would like to work on: an end-grain chopping block/ kitchen island and at some point a live-edge dinning room table. If you or anyone you know can share any pointers on these projects, I welcome all comments or messages. Thanks!
 

Henry W

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Welcome aboard Ward. Glad you have some experience, and even know how to post pictures. Design, process, finishing - we welcome your questions and answers on the whole process. There is plenty of experience here, and I have benefited great from NCWW advice many times already. All you have to do is ask...
 

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Bruce Swanson
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Welcome Ward! Really glad you're here, and looking forward to hearing more from you as your woodworking experience grows. For most of us, it's an addiction, a very good addiction!
 

Jeff

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Jeff
Ward, welcome to NCWW. I'm just around the corner in Rougemont (on Red Mountain). Tell us a bit about the tools that you have available for starters.

I posted a few pictures on a reply to Clay's recent post if anyone is curious.
Who is Clay and where can we find the pics?

Here's a tidbit to get you thinking (it has a lot of useful how-to-do info).

http://www.thewoodwhisperer.com/videos/how-to-make-a-butcher-block-cutting-board/

Here are a few countertops and cutting board options to explore before you start making sawdust........

http://www.kitchensource.com/john-boos/brand/countertops/
 

Ward Green

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Ward
Ward, welcome to NCWW. I'm just around the corner in Rougemont (on Red Mountain). Tell us a bit about the tools that you have available for starters.



Who is Clay and where can we find the pics?

Here's a tidbit to get you thinking (it has a lot of useful how-to-do info).

http://www.thewoodwhisperer.com/videos/how-to-make-a-butcher-block-cutting-board/

Here are a few countertops and cutting board options to explore before you start making sawdust........

http://www.kitchensource.com/john-boos/brand/countertops/
My apologies Jeff I should have been more clear. Clay is a new member who posted shortly before I joined with a new thread "New Guy in Lee County."

https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/showthread.php?t=63195
 

Ward Green

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Ward
Ward, welcome to NCWW. I'm just around the corner in Rougemont (on Red Mountain). Tell us a bit about the tools that you have available for starters.



Who is Clay and where can we find the pics?

Here's a tidbit to get you thinking (it has a lot of useful how-to-do info).

http://www.thewoodwhisperer.com/videos/how-to-make-a-butcher-block-cutting-board/

Here are a few countertops and cutting board options to explore before you start making sawdust........

http://www.kitchensource.com/john-boos/brand/countertops/
Jeff, Thanks for reaching out. I see you are not far from Schley. The tools I have include a portable Bosch table saw, circular saws, dowel and pocket hole jigs, an assortment of hand tools, a second-hand manual plane (which needs refinishing) and family access to biscuit joiners and other useful tools. Not too much.
 

Jeff

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Jeff
Jeff, Thanks for reaching out. I see you are not far from Schley.


BTW, I hate that overused term! I'm on the East side of hwy 501 and not that close to Schley (about 11 miles).

You have a workable assortment of tools to get you started so carry on and enjoy!
 

Michael Mathews

Michael
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Welcome Ward! Glad you joined us. I'm just down the road on the north side of Chapel Hill. Shoot me a PM and we can compare notes!
Michael
 

mpholway

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Matt
Ward,
Welcome to a great resource. Don't be afraid to reach out because this is a great resource for ideas, techniques, and opinions.
Matt
 
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