Dave Pearce

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Location: Columbus, Ohio

Grew up in central Ohio, learned to do some woodworking in junior high shop class, but didn't get back to it until I was in my late 30's. Now I concentrate on hand tool work, with a little bit of machining thrown in for projects that need to get done quickly.

My shop lives in half of my two car garage for now, and allows me to work in most conditions, although one day I hope to have a stand-alone shop building.

Most projects I take on are out of need, some are more for skill building and experimentation, others are to help supplement my growing shop. I primarily work in solid wood (both hardwoods and softwoods), although I'll use plywoods when I feel the need to. Hope to get into more veneering and carving in the future.

My philosophy towards this hobby is to slow down and enjoy the creative process, and not try to rush the finished product. This is a challenge that I'm slowly getting better at.


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#1 posted 05-06-2008 05:53 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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#2 posted 05-06-2008 06:01 PM

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 05-06-2008 06:16 PM

Hi Dave,

Let me welcome you to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be an interesting and rewarding aspect of your woodworking journey.

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

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Dave Pearce

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#4 posted 05-06-2008 07:00 PM

Hi guys (and ladies),

I appreciate the welcome! Very friendly bunch around here, I’ve noticed. I’ve been meaning to join for a whlie now, especially since I noticed more than a couple folks undertook building themselves a Holtzapffel style workbench. I just finished mine in Feb and I’m eager to see how other folks are coming along.

See you in the fourms!


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#5 posted 05-06-2008 07:14 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! Enjoy yourself.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 05-07-2008 03:34 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks Dave. 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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#7 posted 05-07-2008 04:02 AM

Welcome Dave. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Nice job on the workbench. Have fun and 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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#8 posted 05-07-2008 04:34 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 soon moving to Virginia †

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Paul D

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#9 posted 05-07-2008 05:04 AM

Welcome to LJs !! Glad you have joined us !!

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#10 posted 05-07-2008 05:13 AM

If you like working with wood, you’re in the right place. Welcome.

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

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#11 posted 05-07-2008 05:55 AM

Howdy! Welcome to LJ, the best woodworking community anywhere.

Cool workbench.

I have done a lot of work in Ohio up in Centerburg. The guys at Woodwerks know me pretty well. Tell them Todd from Montana says “Howdy.”

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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Dave Pearce

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#12 posted 05-08-2008 04:54 AM

Hi Todd,

That store is about 5 miles from my house. I go there to “relax”, but it’s tough on the wallet. I’ll make sure I mention your name next time. Any chance I’ll get a discount? Heh.

You didn’t work on the “round house” up there did you? It’s a house with no interior corners, from what I understand. All the furniture is built into the curved walls. I’m told the refrigerator can be brought up from the kitchen into the bedroom with a handheld remote. If you did, we probably have a friend in common.


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#13 posted 05-12-2008 11:16 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#14 posted 05-02-2009 02:35 AM

Congratulations! In the next few days you will have been a Lumber Jock for 1 year! Thanks for your participation.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#15 posted 05-01-2010 03:02 AM

Another year has rolled by. We must be having too much fun, cause it seems like just yesterday when I congratulated you on 1 year. Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary at Lumber Jocks. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit and happy anniversary!

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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