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Blog entry by Stacey posted 02-18-2008 03:33 AM 752 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello everyone,

I had been thinking it would be cool to start a woodworking blog and low and behold, when I signed up on Lumberjocks, it gave me the opportunity and makes it pretty easy so I can’t really make an excuse anymore. Anyway, I’ll reiterate what I stated on my homepage. I am 36 years old, happily married for going on 8 years now with a wonderful 14 month old son. I am a hydrologist by profession working in the environmental field for about 8 years. I have a few interests other than woodworking/turning, some of which are mountain biking, fly fishing, canoing and hiking.

I am originally from North Mississippi but moved to Athens, GA to go to graduate school and stayed for awhile… Big surprise, huh! Luckily, about 4 years ago I got a job in Athens after commuting to Atlanta for 4 years. What a relief! I now live in Commerce, GA in a 104 year old Victorian house that I am restoring. It takes up most of my time nowadays but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel finally. I’ll post some pictures of some of the before and after soon.

I have been working wood for about 12 years off and on. I have built some furniture such as armoires, kitchen cabinets, and shelving units but I am really excited at the prospect of finally getting to actually start making fine, functional furniture for my family and friends. Also, I started turning about 2 years ago and picked at a really nice lathe, a Jet 1642. I love it! Unfortunately, I tore a ligament in my thumb not long after had to have surgery so my turning time came to an abrupt halt. Of course, with the birth of my son, the majority of my time is being spent with him, and I wouldn’t have it any other way but I’ll tell ya, I can’t wait for him to be old enough to be able to do things with old Dad. Anyway, I am currently building a new shop and just moved some of my equipment in and am currently working on the wiring. It is 18’ x 32’ with 9’ ceilings and a small loft. I posted an earlier picture in the workshop section and will chronicle the progress through this blog.

Well, that’s it for now. Later.


-- S. Box --- "But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever." - John Adams

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#1 posted 02-18-2008 03:46 AM

good to hear from ya Stacey !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 02-18-2008 10:37 AM

Hi Stacey!
Glad to have you join in! Looking forward to some more posts from you. The shop is looking good!
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#3 posted 02-18-2008 12:04 PM

Glad to have you as a member of the crew. I hope that thumb thing doesn’t prevent you from turning in the future.

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#4 posted 02-18-2008 12:23 PM

glad to have you in the community !

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#5 posted 02-18-2008 12:44 PM

welcome to LJ :)
your home sounds wonderful

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 02-18-2008 02:14 PM

Welcome Stacey! How ‘bout the Dawgs!!

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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