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Andy Rockhill

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Location: Madison, WI
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I would describe myself as a woodworking hobbyist, slowly accruing the tools necessary to create fine furniture for family and friends.

My woodworking philosophy: If I am going to take the time to make a piece of furniture, I am going to take the time to do it "right". And to me, doing it right means using good lumber and traditional joinery techniques (I do not run a production shop). I don't always make them well, but I love practicing and have learned to accept the limitations of my tools and my abilities. I like to use a good balance of machine tools and hand tools and am always looking for a way to do things better (not necessarily faster or easier). Lucky for me, my wife and I have simple tastes. We prefer the clean simple lines of shaker, mission and arts and crafts style furniture.

Other tid-bits about my woodworking...
My favorite task: Hand cutting dovetails.
My least favorite task: Sanding
Skill I'm most proud of: Sharpening
Task I'm most intimidated by: Finishing

-- Andy from Madison,WI -- A student for life...

Latest Activity

added project Knitting Basket 04-09-2007 03:38 AM
commented on LJ's Profile 04-09-2007 03:24 AM
commented on two tables 04-09-2007 03:20 AM
commented on Bedrooom set 04-09-2007 03:17 AM
commented on Mission Rocking Chair 04-09-2007 03:10 AM
commented on Challenge Table by MsDebbieP 04-04-2007 10:28 AM
commented on Tile-topped Oak Mission Table 04-02-2007 05:36 PM
commented on Hand Dovetail Help 03-30-2007 12:43 AM
commented on Hope Chest—Finished! 03-29-2007 11:50 PM
added project Cherry End Tables 03-29-2007 07:54 PM
commented on Hutch 03-29-2007 06:03 PM
added project Hutch 03-29-2007 04:42 PM
commented on Andy Rockhill's Profile 03-28-2007 07:10 PM
signed up Andy Rockhill's Profile 03-06-2007 05:29 PM

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Karson

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#1 posted 03-06-2007 06:07 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Bill

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#2 posted 03-06-2007 06:08 PM

Welcome Aboard Andy. We are looking forward to seeing your work.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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oscorner

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#3 posted 03-10-2007 09:24 PM

Welcome! Let’s see some of your woodworking!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Andy Rockhill

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#4 posted 03-28-2007 07:10 PM

Thank you welcoming me. I am looking forward to posting some pictures (and stories) of the projects I’ve made so far. I don’t yet have a digital camera, but I want to get one soon. I’ve just finished a couple of cherry end-tables of my own design.

I am now starting on some folding snack tables for the front porch. They are going to be made of mahogany and feature curved legs and a slatted top. They will hold our drinks as we lounge on the porch swing I made last summer. Pictures and stories to follow…

-- Andy from Madison,WI -- A student for life...

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#5 posted 03-28-2007 08:15 PM

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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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 03-29-2007 05:49 PM

Welcome Andy, what I’ve seen of you work so far is really nice.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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richard58

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#7 posted 03-31-2007 05:31 AM

this piece is beautiful, and the color of the finish is real nice

-- rickandcarol58@gmail.com

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PanamaJack

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#8 posted 05-22-2007 05:24 PM

Haven’t seen you for a while…Come on back to LumberJocks.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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Bureaucrat

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#9 posted 03-01-2009 12:08 AM

Happy Anniversary! This week you have been a Lumber Jock for 2 years. It’s always a pleasure to find another Wisconsinite on Lumber Jocks. I work in Madison and live about 20 miles southeast of the capitol.

-- Gary

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Bureaucrat

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#10 posted 02-27-2010 03:24 AM

Another year has rolled by! Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary at Lumber Jocks.

-- Gary

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#11 posted 03-06-2011 02:35 AM

Happy 4th anniversary as a Lumber Jock!

-- Gary

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