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07-20-2019 07:23 PM
jw2170 G'day Diogo. Welcome to the forum.

My dream is to have a shed in the Daintree, near the ocean....LOL
07-20-2019 11:06 AM
DesertRatTom
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I came to Australia in 1964 with my wife and young son from England and have never regretted it for a moment. I found a job the morning after arriving and within three years had my own business which went from strength to strength and here in the West the climate makes working a pleasure. BUT, Christmas in mid summer takes a lot of getting used to. If you qualify for admittance, don't hesitate to migrate.
@harrysin I used to live near the coast in Southern California. Overcrowded these days, but the air off the coast is usually very nice. Live inland now, in a desert area, which I think is very like where you live Harry. Never thought of it before, but I think you live in Perth, which is a west coast area similar to Southern California. We're about 34 degrees north of the Equator, Perth is about 32 degrees South, about the same as San Diego, CA, which ALWAYS has perfect weather. No wonder the pleasant weather in Perth. Beside that, anyone who moves there gets the opportunity to hang out with you. I have several Aussie friends in the vision care field, and in fact, they've become leaders in the specialty. They like it there too.
07-20-2019 09:25 AM
harrysin I came to Australia in 1964 with my wife and young son from England and have never regretted it for a moment. I found a job the morning after arriving and within three years had my own business which went from strength to strength and here in the West the climate makes working a pleasure. BUT, Christmas in mid summer takes a lot of getting used to. If you qualify for admittance, don't hesitate to migrate.
07-19-2019 11:31 PM
RainMan 2.0 Welcome to the forum Diogo.
07-19-2019 11:26 PM
old55 Welcome to the forum Diogo.
07-19-2019 09:31 PM
Old_Tom Welcome to the Router Forums family Diogo. Hope you enjoy your stay!
07-19-2019 02:22 PM
Semipro Hello and welcome to the router forum, Diogo
07-19-2019 01:54 PM
ddop
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which books???
I got three books. (I have added spaces in the links to avoid the forum trigger.)

- Projects for your shop by Matthew Teague (ht tps://ww w.amazon.com/ /dp/B00AK3RN1G/) I really liked, it's simple and accessible. Tools are simple, lumber isn't fancy, it's very newbie-friendly.

- The Minimalist Woodworker by Vic Tesolin (ht tps://ww w.amazon.com/ dp/ 1940611350/) I bought this one because of the opposite approach on hand tools. What I liked the most about this book is reading his approach about not needing so many tools and still build things you can be proud of. I need to be mobile, I have family scattered in 3 continents, so it was refreshing.

- Contemporary Furniture: 17 Projects You Can Build by Popular Woodworking (ht tps://ww w.amazon.com /dp/B01C9GRT9C/) I bought this one because I thought I had liked the designs. Honestly, I got buyer's remorse on this one. I didn't like the designs that much, plus they seem more advanced than what I can accomplish (at least right now)

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Welcome to the forum. If your comprehension of the English language is anything to go by you are going to be a skilled woodworker in a very short time and in addition to asking questions will be answering those from other members.
Hi Harry. Thanks for your words!

Funny thing is, I was just speaking to my mother the other day and we were considering to move to Australia. My father recently passed away, I had moved back with them a few years ago for a mix of work and (his) health reasons. I'm an only son and I'm not married yet.

Australia makes a lot of sense to us, it's as if Brazil were a serious country and most things worked. Plus you have summer by the end of the year, so Christmas time is BBQ time.

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Hi, glad you decided to come out and play. Sounds like you've been traveling a lot, so you've probably seen many different styles of furniture.
Indeed. In terms of craftsmanship, I really liked the wooden temples in Japan. Here in southern Italy, I made friends with the owner of a furniture store, and he owns several antiques from the 1800's. They aren't much my personal stile, but the quality of the work is undeniable.

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Just in case you haven't seen it yet, I've attached a pdf document about the 18 things that helped speed up my learning curve. A few expensive lessons in there too--I can laught about some of them now. It has some pictures and although it is written about North America, most of it applies anywhere.
I just read it all. Funny you mentioned you download YT videos, so do I! I watch a few of them more than once, and often I (re)watch an YT video prior to going to bed. They really get me out of the everyday concerns and help me relax.

Thank you for sharing, especially the lessons you learnt the hard way.

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My father was a landscaper and all four of us boys had to help cutting the grass, and I developed hay fever (allergy) to cut grass, so I didn't do it for long. I've never lived where I had to cut the grass.
And now the Desert Rat part of your name makes complete sense.

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Where abouts in Italy do you live? Some parts of that country are quite beautiful.
I live in Eastern Sicily in the slopes of Mt. Etna, in Catania province. The construction here traditionally uses lots of black stone due to the volcanic activity. Main woods are pine, oak, and some olive tree as well.

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Welcome to the forum, Diogo! As you no doubt have learned, we like photos. You can show us your shop, tools, yard, bike, projects, etc. whenever you're ready.
Thanks, David! Right now I am in between places and most of my stuff is in storage. It's nothing to write home about, mostly some cheap Chinese tools that I gathered gradually whenever I needed something in particular for fixing stuff around the house.

As for all the others, thank you so much for the welcome. I have been part of private groups, mail lists, forums, and this is probably the most welcoming place I have ever jointed on the internet. What a great group of people!
07-19-2019 12:24 PM
MEBCWD Welcome to the Router Forums Diogo. I look forward to seeing what furniture designs you come up with.
07-19-2019 10:49 AM
JFPNCM Another welcome aboard. Looking forward to photos of your furniture work.
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