LumberJocks

BentheViking

  • Advertise with us
View BentheViking's:homeworkshopprojects (15)blog (4)reviews (3)forum topics (62)buddies (18)favorites (5)activity logWatch

1752 posts in 1189 days

Location: Southbury, CT
Website:

Since I was a kid I have been interested in carpentry and woodworking. My first real experience with woodworking came in high school when I took two years of shop class. During my second year I was bored with the regular projects and started making up my own projects to do, including an Adirondack chair and end table set that I auctioned off for charity.

Through college my woodworking was put on hold due to a combination about a lack of interest and opportunity. When I graduated college (Univ. of Conn. '08) I moved to New Orleans to help run a non-profit rebuilding organization.

Eventually I was entered into something called the Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment's Apprenticeship Program. This was an educational and work program training apprentices in how to adapt high quality old world building techniques to modern building practices. In this program I was trained in making architectural millwork--doors, windows, moulding, fireplace mantles, ornamental brackets.

I'm now working as an Store Manager for Lumber Liquidators. I really never thought much about flooring before I started working there, but have since learned a ton about wood which I really have enjoyed. Since I really haven't had a shop lately, I have spent much of the last year trying to learn much as possible.

My wife and I purchased a house in July of 2012 and have spent all of my free time working on everything that the house needs (which was pretty much everything). That was going all well and good and then we had a baby in October 2013. Now the list of projects still sits there, but the amount of free time isn't as plentiful.

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

Latest Activity | view all »

replied on Fantasy Football - Season #2 3 days ago
replied on Fantasy Football - Season #2 7 days ago
replied on LJ Fantasy Football League - The Innaugural Season 12 days ago
replied on Moving to a new basement shop - Ideas welcomed 13 days ago
replied on LJ Fantasy Football League - The Innaugural Season 13 days ago
commented on LumberJocks Interviews #6: BigRedKnothead 17 days ago
commented on Platform Bed in Sapele 32 days ago
commented on Tonka Truck toy box 33 days ago
replied on Sanding what I thought was Walnut 34 days ago
commented on Outdoor table 36 days ago
replied on Hand Saw books & resources 36 days ago
replied on Wife-Garage-Parking Car in garage-and All you do is your garage! 36 days ago
replied on Best Magazine Resource 36 days ago
replied on First Flea Market Score 38 days ago
replied on First Flea Market Score 38 days ago

Latest Projects | view all 15 »

Latest Blog Entries | view all 4 »

Workshop | view details »


Grab widget

14 comments so far

View Max's profile

Max

55956 posts in 2898 days


#1 posted 1189 days ago

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

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

View surfin2's profile

surfin2

51278 posts in 1761 days


#2 posted 1189 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

View HallTree's profile

HallTree

5661 posts in 2392 days


#3 posted 1189 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 don’t forget to use pushsticks.

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

View SnowyRiver's profile

SnowyRiver

51451 posts in 2105 days


#4 posted 1189 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

View prompt's profile

prompt

304 posts in 1218 days


#5 posted 1189 days ago

Welcome. Photo with Prince’s very impressive.)

-- Elhan, Azerbaijan

View Beginningwoodworker's profile

Beginningwoodworker

13337 posts in 2298 days


#6 posted 1188 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

View RONFINCH's profile

RONFINCH

142 posts in 1549 days


#7 posted 1188 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s! A basement in New Orleans? Isn’t that called a swimming pool?? LOLOL I was born and raised in New Orleans and now live in Bush, just across the lake.

View Splinterman's profile

Splinterman

23058 posts in 1986 days


#8 posted 1188 days ago

“WELCOME to LJ’s.”

View darinS's profile

darinS

378 posts in 1492 days


#9 posted 1184 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s. Enjoy your stay here.

-- If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you!

View Ben Miller's profile

Ben Miller

71 posts in 1316 days


#10 posted 1184 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s. Hope you enjoy your stay as much as I have!

View cajunpen's profile

cajunpen

14375 posts in 2691 days


#11 posted 1183 days ago

Welcome neighbor. Hope that you enjoy your time here at Lumberjocks.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

View Roger's profile

Roger

14318 posts in 1429 days


#12 posted 1114 days ago

that is a very awesome prof pic. wow… that is one memorable handshake. Welcome to LJ’s. You’ll find it all and then some here

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

View lysdexic's profile

lysdexic

4785 posts in 1248 days


#13 posted 780 days ago

Houston to NOLA. I-10….. That is one boring a$$ drive.

Is that an ‘02 Tundra?

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

View NormG's profile

NormG

4088 posts in 1629 days


#14 posted 711 days ago

Welcome

-- Norman

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase