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Location: Sierra Madre, CA
Website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/72HWWoodworking

I grew up in Sacramento and Minneapolis with a father who built and recovered furniture for a living. Still does in fact. And he is damn good!

Did I learn anything about the trade in my 18 years living in his house?

So little that I could count them on one hand - but as I grow older I realize how important those things are. Pride in what you do for one. Taking inspiration from from is around you. Unfortunately the one about not rushing a project is still being learnt. But I know to keep my thumbs away from the business end of a commercial sewing machine needle - that one I will NEVER forget!

Anyhow, as someone who has recently turned 40 these lessons and philosophies are only just beginning to make sense. Do I wish I could go back and really grok how it is he can turn a pile of lumber into a couch? Or whittle a captured ball in a box on a chain with a little man standing on top from a single piece of wood? Or how he managed to make what I now recognize as perfect miter cuts with a hand saw and a machinist's vice? Or any number of things like this?

You bet I do.

I hope to fly him out to L.A. soon so we can spend some time catching up. I can show off what I have taught myself and make sure he understands why it is I am interested in this woodworking thing in the first place. Without him, I wonder if I would have found it at all.

And maybe he will build me a couch!

-- “Weird heroes and mould-breaking champions exist as living proof to those who need it that the tyranny of 'the rat race' is not yet final.” ― Hunter S. Thompson

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SnowyRiver

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#1 posted 617 days ago

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 617 days ago

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy!

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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surfin2

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#3 posted 616 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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Max

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#4 posted 616 days ago

Glad to see that you have made Lumberjocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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Skylark53

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#5 posted 616 days ago

Welcome to LJs.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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72hw

79 posts in 617 days


#6 posted 614 days ago

Thanks everyone – good to have found you all!

-- “Weird heroes and mould-breaking champions exist as living proof to those who need it that the tyranny of 'the rat race' is not yet final.” ― Hunter S. Thompson

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