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13 posts in 2685 days

Location: Madison, WI

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...

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added project Knitting Basket 2652 days ago
commented on LJ's Profile 2652 days ago
commented on two tables 2652 days ago
commented on Bedrooom set 2652 days ago
commented on Mission Rocking Chair 2652 days ago
commented on Challenge Table by MsDebbieP 2656 days ago
commented on Tile-topped Oak Mission Table 2658 days ago
commented on Hand Dovetail Help 2662 days ago
commented on Hope Chest—Finished! 2662 days ago
added project Cherry End Tables 2662 days ago
commented on Hutch 2662 days ago
added project Hutch 2662 days ago
commented on Andy Rockhill's Profile 2663 days ago
signed up Andy Rockhill's Profile 2685 days ago

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#1 posted 2685 days ago

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 †

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#2 posted 2685 days ago

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

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#3 posted 2681 days ago

Welcome! Let’s see some of your woodworking!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Andy Rockhill

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#4 posted 2663 days ago

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 2663 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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#6 posted 2662 days ago

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.

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#7 posted 2660 days ago

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


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#8 posted 2608 days ago

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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#9 posted 1960 days ago

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.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#10 posted 1597 days ago

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

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#11 posted 1225 days ago

Happy 4th anniversary as a Lumber Jock!

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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