Tom "BUG" Janos

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Location: Isanti, Minnesota

I create custom designed firewood.

I belong to the Lakes Area Woodcarving Club in Forest Lake Minnesota, the Viking Woodcarving Club in Bloomington Minnesota, and the Minnesota Woodcarvers North Metro Club in Blaine Minnesota.

I do commission carvings for some clients so if your interested in a carving let me know and we can work something out. Some of the carvings here are also For Sale.

Looking for a great gift or wood carving? Visit my Etsy Store at for current carvings that are for sale.

I currently have a few different projects going and will post them once they are completed, but until then you can see a few of my unfinished projects in my workshop photo's.

I often have people ask about my nickname of BUG. It stands for "Big Ugly Guy". It is my nickname some of the guys I ride with gave me.

I am married to a great lady and we have 5 children, most of which are grown (Thank God).



-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006

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#1 posted 2115 days ago

Hello Tom,

Welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be an exciting and rewarding part of your woodworking experience.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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367 posts in 2115 days

#2 posted 2115 days ago

Thanks Scott

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006

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#3 posted 2115 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks.
You will like it here.

-- Not my woodworking

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#4 posted 2115 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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#5 posted 2114 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#6 posted 2114 days ago

Welome BUG. You have some pretty nice carvings.

-- BLOG -

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#7 posted 2114 days ago

Thanks everyone. There is a lot of talent on this website.

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006

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#8 posted 2114 days ago

Welcome to the shop. I look forward to seeing your projects and I hope you enjoy the site. There is alot of good information available from both professionals and amateurs who are willing to share their craft. God Bless!

Your carvings look real good. Hard to believe you’re a beginner.

-- Rusty

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#9 posted 2114 days ago

thanks bigdogs

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006

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#10 posted 2114 days ago

Welcome. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and use pushsticks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 2114 days ago

Welcome “BUG”.

I was never in the service, but I had a cousin was a SeaBee in WWII. He was a sailor on the great lakes as a civilian,

& when he got in the service, they gave him a hammer, & told him he was a carpenter. LOL

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#12 posted 2114 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

Take care and work safe.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#13 posted 2114 days ago

Welcome to LJs if you need anything just ask anyone.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#14 posted 2114 days ago

Welcome to LJ from a fellow Minnesotan. You will like it here.

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#15 posted 2113 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks Tom. This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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