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Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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I am 29 years old and live in Winnipeg Manitoba. I work as a graphic designer during the day and try to fit in as much shop time as I possibly can in the evenings and weekends.

I am very lucky to have come from a long line of woodworkers, and have quite a lot to live up to. My grandfather was trained in Germany as a master cabinet maker specializing in staircases. In the early 60's, he moved to Canada and became a Pattern Maker. Later on my dad was also trained as a pattern maker.

As for me, I worked at, what would become, my Dad's pattern shop for a couple of years until the work became too inconsistent. I then moved onto construction and carpentry until... eventually.. I stumbled upon Graphic Design.

I have been working as a designer for about six years and have recently moved into my very first home with my wife. A new home gave me the opportunity to have my own woodworking shop, something that I've always wanted but never thought I have. As of right now it's quite modest but is growing everyday.

-- Blair

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replied on Randon Obrital Sander Problem 04-05-2013 03:18 AM
started topic Randon Obrital Sander Problem 04-04-2013 08:45 PM
commented on Dewalt Compact Router: Not a Review 01-07-2013 08:17 PM
added blog entry Dewalt Compact Router: Not a Review 01-07-2013 05:30 PM
replied on What's your current Project? 10-22-2012 09:41 PM
commented on Pistol Grips 09-08-2012 07:35 PM
commented on Pistol Grips 09-08-2012 02:25 AM
commented on Pistol Grips 09-08-2012 01:59 AM
added project Pistol Grips 09-07-2012 09:23 PM
commented on Table Saw Injury 09-06-2012 03:54 PM
commented on Walnut Credenza 07-09-2012 02:07 AM
commented on Walnut Credenza 07-09-2012 01:15 AM
commented on Walnut Credenza 07-06-2012 10:46 PM
added project Walnut Credenza 07-06-2012 10:01 PM
commented on Router Table 06-15-2012 03:58 PM

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Bigdogs117

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#1 posted 01-20-2009 03:14 AM

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!

-- Rusty

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Karson

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#2 posted 01-20-2009 03:35 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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#3 posted 01-20-2009 03:43 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks….It will be a great resource for you and your projects. There are a bunch of great people here willing to help……have fun….Looking forward to your projects and posts….. WARNING: Visiting LumberJocks has proven to be addictive.

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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Max

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#4 posted 01-20-2009 04:00 AM

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 01-20-2009 04:21 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. The projects are an inspiration, the information is priceless and the people are supportive. The only problem is, the site can get addictive.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 01-20-2009 04:42 AM

Hay Welcome to LJs Its a Great Place

-- Jim, Kentucky

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Scott Bryan

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#7 posted 01-20-2009 05:27 AM

Hello Blair,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be an exciting and enjoyable part of your woodworking journey.

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

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#8 posted 01-20-2009 05:36 AM

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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woodworm

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#9 posted 01-20-2009 08:21 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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HallTree

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#10 posted 01-20-2009 07:14 PM

Welcome Blair. 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

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Blair Helgason

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#11 posted 01-20-2009 08:43 PM

Thank you all for the thoughtful comments, they’re very much appreciated.

-- Blair

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Grumpy

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#12 posted 01-21-2009 11:44 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks . 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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#13 posted 01-22-2009 02:17 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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Beginningwoodworker

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#14 posted 03-07-2009 03:39 AM

Blair, Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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gjd

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#15 posted 01-17-2010 01:58 AM

Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary as a Lumber Jock! I look forward to more of your posts.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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