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Hello everyone!
I am a 48 year old female that loves woodworking.
I am disabled with a bad back & a terrible bladder disease so I have limits to what I get to work on in my shop. I love to learn new things about woodwork so ideas are welcome. I like to Make signs out of wood. I have made a couple by freehand with people's last name on them. And I have made a couple small shelves. Looking forward to meeting other woodworkers.
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Hi Sheri; welcome!
Why the 'thumbs down' icon?
Lots of women artisans here. (I don't remember ever seeing any male commentors making condescending remarks.) Just the love of woodworking; it's all you need.
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Welcome to the forum! Lots of great people and tons of useful advice.
I have always been told that ladies are better crafters than men because they are more patient. I know my wife is more patient than me. Ask her.

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Sheri, there are lots of things you can do to make woodworking easier. One good example is having your router table at the correct height for you. As a rule this would be about 4 - 6" below your elbow. This eliminates bending or stooping which causes problems. My friend Frank had back problems so I built a table that was used while sitting on a swivel chair. That reduces the back strain a great deal. Something else that really helps is to buy a back support belt with suspenders. You can find these at Lowes or HD and they are inexpensive.

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Hey, Sheri. Welcome to the forum

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Welcome to the forum, Sheri.

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Hi there...

hope you'll enjoy the site

The great thing about a wood working forum like this is the people who do wonderful things with the simplest of tool setups, or the most fantastic setups, you get to see to do the simplest of things ( extremely well of course ). I tend to reinvent the wheel badly and it's always amazing the variety of solutions to problems that present themselves that never occurred to me when I or someone else asks a question.

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Originally Posted by sheriharlin View Post
Hello everyone!
I am a 48 year old female that loves woodworking.
I am disabled with a bad back & a terrible bladder disease so I have limits to what I get to work on in my shop. I love to learn new things about woodwork so ideas are welcome. I like to Make signs out of wood. I have made a couple by freehand with people's last name on them. And I have made a couple small shelves. Looking forward to meeting other woodworkers.
Sheri welcome to the forums. There are many folks here with dissibilites and they don't let the problems hold them back. Do as much as you can while you can and be happy doing it. Hurry and get your ten posts in so we can see some pictures of your work. There is a wealth of information here.

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Hi Sheri
Welcome to the forum It is a nice place with good info everyone has been very nice to me.
I also love wood working and I make jewelry that we sell at fairs and festivals all over Eastern USA.
Have a Super Day!!!!!!
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