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Location: Tucson, AZ

I am trained in accounting with quickbooks, but with the downturn of the economy I've been doing home remodeling and repair with some custom framing like custom corbels, etc. However, my passion is designing and building furniture using exotic woods with inlaid fused dichroic glass. My design style evolved over a period of a few years and was inspired by my research of Art Nouveau architecture and metalwork. My designs have heavier lines, so I call it 'Modern Art Nouveau'.

I also enjoy acquiring and and restoring Arts & Crafts furniture. The stain patina of the quatersawn white oak is amazing.

Probably the most enjoyable aspects of woodworking is finding that particular board that 'fits', sort of like the ah ha moment. Then, the many hours designing and researching are really fascinating, taking often as long as the actual project. Last, seeing your imagination come to life.

-- Matt - WildFire Designs

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added blog entry Making of Argyle #1: Argyle Chair Construction Pictures 08-01-2010 08:25 PM
commented on Argyle Chair 07-30-2010 04:21 PM
commented on Walnut Entertainment Center 07-30-2010 03:43 PM
commented on Craftsman Window Casing Prototype 07-30-2010 03:37 PM
commented on Clamp 07-23-2010 05:29 PM
commented on Chili spoon 07-23-2010 05:01 PM
commented on Dust Collection #1: Building an Air purifier 07-23-2010 12:42 AM
commented on Earth Sculpture 07-23-2010 12:09 AM
commented on naomi weiss's Profile 07-22-2010 08:40 PM
added blog entry Bubinga Trestle Table #1: Massive Board and Table Top 07-22-2010 07:35 PM
added project Swirl Frame 07-22-2010 05:24 PM
commented on Dan'um Style's Profile 07-14-2010 07:35 AM
added blog entry Inlaid Fused Glass #1: The basics of fusing glass 07-13-2010 03:59 PM
added project WildFire Lamp 07-12-2010 02:44 AM
added project Argyle Chair 07-11-2010 07:48 PM

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#1 posted 07-11-2010 08:58 PM

Welcome to LJ’s. I believe you will find it a great source of inspiration and technique. Anyone with a love of working with wood will typically find this community very addictive….glad you have decided to join the fun.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#2 posted 07-11-2010 09:48 PM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 07-11-2010 11:15 PM

Welcome DesertWoodGuy from another desert woodworker! A very nice chair in your projects box! Great job!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#4 posted 07-11-2010 11:27 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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#5 posted 07-11-2010 11:47 PM

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#6 posted 07-12-2010 12:16 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! This is a great place to get – or give – advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are a wonderful source of new ideas. I look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

Please enjoy your membership.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#7 posted 07-12-2010 12:17 AM

Welcome to LJ’s…the best place to enhance your woodworking knowledge & skills.

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#8 posted 07-12-2010 06:28 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

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 07-14-2010 04:54 AM

Welcome. 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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#10 posted 07-15-2010 05:07 AM

A1 Jims welcome wagon

Here is a list of links that might be helpful for new members
Posting photos
Who to contact regarding Lumber jocks questions
Martin Sojka
Getting started
Reading and commenting
Finding information

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 07-27-2010 12:32 PM

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself a few months ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…


-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#12 posted 08-04-2010 05:33 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks I hope you enjoy this site as much as I do, I’m sure you will.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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