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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-02-2010, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
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Hi, gentlemen and ladies:

I am happy to find and join this forum. I have been looking for this type of forum for a while without success. Therefore, I am really, really excited to join you.

I am a Nigerian from West Africa but currently leaving in Baltimore, Maryland.

My main reason for joining this forum is my love of woodwork and would like learn this craft. Growing up in my country, we never had the opportunity to learn in school as people in United States and many Western countries.

I have now taken this love of woods and the craft to another level. I am interested in giving youths of my country the opportunity to learn this trade. I believe if the youths learn this craft, they could make a living out of it, thereby reducing unemployment and also have the ability to support their family. Do you remember this adage, "Give a person a fish and you feed him for a day but if you teach him how to fish, you feed him for a lifetime"

So, I am in the process of starting a wood work school in Africa and I would need the assistance of a retired Woodwork and furniture teacher to volunteer his time in West Africa teaching the youths Woodwork and furniture crafts.
I can be reached at [email protected]
Once again, I am glad to join you and hope to find assistance and also learn from you.

Thanks,

Ralph
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-06-2010, 02:49 PM
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Welcome Ralph!

I too am just learning to use the machines and tecniques of wood work.

I do have an old 10 inch table saw that someone gave me, but it is NOT square to the blade, and the table is warped. Soooo you guessed it, I have great trouble making rips and getting my dado's to be straight. ( Yeah! I just learned what dado means, and how to cut one on the saw!) I was also given an old craftsman router, and some bits, so dado's might be easier to cut on that when I make a table for the router. ( Good luck with making a cabinet on that table saw!!) I also have a nice miter saw which I use to do most of my crosscutting. That way the cuts are square! LOL!
Ok, off to make another saddlestand, and maybe that router cabinet...need your good thoughts, and we will see how i9t comes out. Seems like I see a LOT of people making the same mistakes I make like cutting on the wrong side of the line!. Teee Hee! Here we go!

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