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Location: Sutherlin,Oregon

If I can do it, so can you.

Dont be afraid to try something new.
Set small reasonable goals, plan your steps, be patient, congratulate yourself on small gains, practice on scraps.
The biggest cause of failure for me was time. Dont set a time limit, its not a race. Your goal is to take however much time at every step of the way to get it done correctly and then move on to the next step. If you hurry, you will make more mistakes and risk injury too.

I am always willing to share what I know with anyone, I will do my best to answer all questions. Most of your questions are likely already answered in the writeups and my comments under each box, and the rest are found in the blog for these boxes.


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-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#1 posted 09-13-2007 08:25 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 09-13-2007 09:55 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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#3 posted 09-14-2007 02:01 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard.

-- 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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#4 posted 09-14-2007 02:08 AM

Welcome! Glad to see another photographer. Your link to Flickr is broken, the last four characters didn’t get included.

Very nice shot of Crater Lake …gotta make it up there sometime.

-- Wayne - Newbie looking to learn!

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Greg Mitchell

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#5 posted 09-14-2007 03:36 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell,

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#6 posted 09-14-2007 04:53 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. We hope you come to stay. You have questions, we’ll answer them…You have answers, we’ll question them. Enjoy

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

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#7 posted 09-14-2007 05:45 AM

If you like woodworking, this is the place to be. Welcome.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#8 posted 09-14-2007 07:38 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks!

This is an awesome group of woodworkers that generously share their talents, passion and interest in woodworking. We are looking forward to your projects and input.

Not to hit you up with this too early, but please notify Tom of any tools you are willing to share with your fellow LumberJocks!

By the way, don’t worry too much about the Lumebrjock Shop Inspection. While it seems intimidating the day they visit, Douglas and Ms Debbie are pretty kind!

LumberJocks is the premier member based woodworking site.


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#9 posted 09-16-2007 03:18 PM

Welcome to our woodworking community!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#10 posted 09-21-2007 01:52 PM

Thanks so much Andy for introducing me to Lumberjocks. What a welcome I’ve had from like-minded people worldwide!
By the way that’s the first I’ve heard of Lumberjock Shop Inspection ! The kettle is always on here in East Yorkshire if I’m on the list!

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#11 posted 09-21-2007 03:51 PM

Welcome to LJ! I’ve been through your town years ago. Nice little spot!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Douglas Bordner

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#12 posted 09-22-2007 04:57 PM

David, Thanks ever so much for the links to the tour. I was fearful that interest in the tour was so on the wane that I was planning to let it go.

Stewart, all you need to do is post pictures of your workshop, and send me a message. We do the rest with Adobe Photoshop, so you need not stress on the particulars or the tea tray. It’s a great way for other LJs to get to know you.

Andy, you are on my favorites list over and over. You do fantastic work. Like Don, I just love small wooden boxes and yours are special. Welcome, and thanks for sharing your superb boxes. We’d like to get a peak at your shop as well.

I’d love to see your lid hinge method in depth. A video or pictoral blog of this would be worth it’s weigh in gold.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#13 posted 09-22-2007 09:28 PM

Andy, I Like all your work, small boxes are some of my favorites, glad to see you here. I have a house and some lots in Rockaway Beach and plan to move there sometime in the next few years. I’ll be looking forward to milling some big leaf maple burl and the craft shows there.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#14 posted 09-29-2007 07:07 PM

Boy it has been a long time since I passed through or even thought about Drain. I lived in Roseburg, Eugene and Springfield as a kid growing up.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#15 posted 01-08-2008 12:06 AM

Hey Andy. Just checked your projects pages. You have a heck of an array of diverse projects. From the thumbnails they all look very nice, too. I like people with diverse interests.

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