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Blog entry by Delta356 posted 08-03-2010 06:21 AM 1781 reads 0 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all, I just joined lumber Jocks and wanted introduce myself. My name is Michael and I’m 16 years of age and I have been doing woodworking for 3 years now, and I’M LOVING IT. My shop is located in the hills of portland OR. I don’t have a big shop but one that suites my needs. What is really cool is that my workshop once was my grandfathers. He gave it to me because of old age, but still comes in and checks the shop up. Most the tools were my grandfathers. Most of the tools range from 1940-1970. This year I have been lucky that people have noticed me and my woodworking talent. This means that I have been commisioned to do custom woodworking. This has been really great because the money I have made has gone towards new tools.
Here are just some pictures of shop and me in it and projects. (The pictures vary tool wise because of when they were taken.)










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#1 posted 08-03-2010 06:40 AM

welcome to LJ’s , michael .

you are going to love it here .
very cool connection with your grandfather .

anything you need or want to ask ,
we got buses that go in every direction here .

just jump in .

nice shop !

enjoy .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 08-03-2010 07:07 AM

Thank you. I can already see I’m welcome here.

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#3 posted 08-03-2010 07:31 AM

Aaaaaa … to be 16 again AND have an actual workshop. Welcome.

-- Don

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#4 posted 08-03-2010 07:41 AM

Very cool. I’m looking forward to seeing some more of your projects posted.

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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#5 posted 08-03-2010 08:07 AM

You have a great shop. You are very lucky to have so many tools at your age. I am kind of new to woodworking so I may be asking a dumb question…... what is “costume woodworking”?

-- Megan

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#6 posted 08-03-2010 08:17 AM

Cool shop you have there Michael.
You are lucky to have your grandfather dropping hy somtimes.

Welcome to LJ!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#7 posted 08-03-2010 08:18 AM

Hi Micheal.

I’m four times your age and I still don’t have a shop that nice! ;)

You inherited more than a shop from grandad, you seem to have inherited his love of woodwork too. May it serve you well for many years.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#8 posted 08-03-2010 08:38 AM

hello Michael
great story and a great shop you have and in your age fantasstic
welcome onbord the crazy ship Lumber Jock :-)
you cuoldn´t have found better people to hang out with
enjoy and have fun

take care

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#9 posted 08-03-2010 08:46 AM

Welcome Michael
You will surely have a great moment here in LJ. Make the most of what you can learn and apply them in your well equipped worshop.

-- Bert

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#10 posted 08-03-2010 09:56 AM

This is a wonderful place and having another excellent woodworker like yourself, is good for all of us who are new to the craft.

-- Brian Meeks,

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#11 posted 08-03-2010 12:20 PM

Welcome to lumberjocks Michael. You not only have a great granddaddy but you have a great granddaddy of a shop there. You are already putting together some beautiful projects. I do like seeing that your grandfather not only imparted his tools but a consciousness of safety (well, except for the tablesaw surfing ;). Pictures of you wearing ear, eyes, face, and breathing protection helps remind us to be more safety conscious as well. With such a well equipped shop, a passion for the craft, and a good head on your shoulders, you will definitely go far.


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#12 posted 08-03-2010 01:37 PM

Welcome to the site of woodworking. You’ll be forever connected with gramps, enjoy and stay SAFE…BC

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#13 posted 08-03-2010 01:57 PM

Welcome to lumberjocks Michael. The pics of the shop are interesting. There is a lot of LJ’s here that also have a small shop, and get a lot of great projects made. This is a great place to be and to learn, as you will be sure to see. It’s great that your grandfather has passed something down to a younger person. It’s going to be something that you will cherish and love for the years to come. It also looks like your grandfather has taught you a big lesson about saftey also. Keep that up.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#14 posted 08-03-2010 02:25 PM

Welcome to LJ’s. Great shop. Cool grandpa. This is what it’s all about.

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#15 posted 08-03-2010 03:08 PM

Welcome. Looks like a great shop the Gramps has !
Be safe,
Enjoy your woodworking !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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