David Bareford

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David Bareford


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17 posts in 206 days

Location: Woodland, Washington

Before we bought our new house and acreage in 2012, I wasn't remotely into fact, I was pretty solidly wood-incompetent. Our new place had a garden-variety work bench in the garage, and I bought a used radial arm saw because there are always things needed to be built for a rural property. I built a garden gate and a chicken coop (which turned out surprisingly like the drawings) and some other small things, but I didn't do much real woodworking until my dad passed down my grandfather's tools to me.

My grandfather was a general building contractor and finish carpenter back in the 1930s and 40s, and I inherited his 100-year old Disston saws, Yankee screwdrivers, chisels, a brace and a roll of (rusty) bits still in their canvas roll, and other hand tools literally from a bygone era. But because more projects needed to be built and I didn't have the fancy table saws and routers I saw in every magazine and online article, I tried to find "work-arounds" to do things while I saved up for big power tools. Then I discovered Chris Schwarz and Roy Underhill, who empowered me to believe that I already had most of the tools I needed...and I could make many of the ones I lacked for myself.

And the galoot addiction began...

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commented on The two halves have been brought together.... 28 days ago
added project Tolpin-inspired Tool Tote 29 days ago
commented on Changing Table 96 days ago
commented on Capone Hidden Compartment Bar 100 days ago
added project Bathroom Vanity Organizer 100 days ago
commented on Saw Bench 107 days ago
commented on Taper jig 129 days ago
commented on Hand Tool School #1: Intro & Semester 1 - Project 1 - Winding Sticks 136 days ago
commented on Factory Cart Set 137 days ago
commented on Mission Style Bench 137 days ago
added project Mission Style Bench 137 days ago
commented on Plate Rack 191 days ago
commented on Shop made mallet 196 days ago
commented on Shaving horse and sawbench 204 days ago
added project Shaving horse and sawbench 204 days ago

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#1 posted 206 days ago

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy !
Because I often get asked questions by new members I’ve included the answers to the most( FAQ) along with my welcoming message to LJs.
You should know that posting questions or projects here (your profile page) will not get you very many responses’ just because it’s your profile page not part of a main forum. To post in a main forum read below.
Want to know how to post something?
See the drop-down box underneath my Lumberjocks in the upper right hand corner. Click on the arrow and select which type of posting you want to make (Project, Blog entry, Forum topic). This will take you to the appropriate page and you just fill in the form.
Sending Private messages(PMs) to other members
Click on the word” home” next to the profile picture of the member you want to contact ,then click on “send message”
Need help with posting or other questions ?
Ms DebbieP AKA Debbie Pribele (Ljs community manager)
Just for the record even though I have a large number of post I’m not involved with LJs management ,I’m just another member.

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