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Location: Rolling Meadows, IL
Website: http://www.doodler.com

For years I wanted to get into woodworking. When I finally had the chance to set up a nice woodshop I turned to one of my other great interests: cribbage. I've played the game for over 30 years and collected a great variety of cribbage boards. I noted the lack of high-quality artisan boards and decided to make them myself. After four years now I've made and sold over 125 boards. I strive to provide the best quality workmanship, exotic wood combinations and new innovative board designs. My partner Betsy has joined me in this endevour as well.

In the past I did a little playing around with woodturning, making a variety of bowls. However I get commissioned board requests so frequently I never have time to turn anymore. Maybe when I retire someday...

By day I work as the Director of Computer Systems for a printing company north of Chicago. But when I get home I spend the majority of my time working on boards.

-- Jeff, www.doodler.com

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added blog entry Cribbage Board Techniques #2: Finishing the Inlets 10-04-2007 03:50 PM
commented on Cribbage Board Techniques #1: Vacation's Over 09-11-2007 10:24 PM
commented on Cribbage Board Techniques #1: Vacation's Over 08-25-2007 07:37 PM
commented on Doodler's Profile 08-23-2007 08:21 PM
commented on Cribbage Board Techniques #1: Vacation's Over 08-23-2007 04:21 PM
added blog entry Cribbage Board Techniques #1: Vacation's Over 08-22-2007 02:29 PM
commented on Paua Rosa with Maple Burl Cribbage Board 04-18-2007 12:07 AM
commented on Cribbage Boards 04-17-2007 03:47 PM
commented on A Jewelry Box for Jillian 04-17-2007 04:06 AM
commented on Paua Rosa with Maple Burl Cribbage Board 04-17-2007 03:03 AM
added project Paua Rosa with Maple Burl Cribbage Board 04-17-2007 02:05 AM
commented on Tiered Cribbage Board 04-07-2007 09:05 PM
commented on Tiered Cribbage Board 04-06-2007 03:54 PM
commented on Ancient Kauri Cribbage Board 04-06-2007 04:35 AM
added project Tiered Cribbage Board 04-06-2007 03:20 AM

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WayneC

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#1 posted 04-05-2007 04:28 PM

Welcome to LumberJocls. I’m looking forward to reading your posts. There are lots of great people here. Enjoy.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Lou

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#2 posted 04-05-2007 04:36 PM

welcome! theres lots to learn here at lumberjocks!

-- "What one can make with good tools is limited only by one's talent" (lucius-hill@comcast.net)

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Mark

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#3 posted 04-05-2007 04:52 PM

Welcome. It is good to have you.

Mark

-- Mark

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Bill

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#4 posted 04-05-2007 06:29 PM

Welcome Aboard Doodler. We are looking forward to seeing some of those great boards online.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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Karson

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#5 posted 04-05-2007 06:34 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Max

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#6 posted 04-05-2007 10:03 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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jockmike2

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#7 posted 04-17-2007 08:23 PM

welcome to LJs this is where you belong. You make a beautiful product. Jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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David

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#8 posted 04-17-2007 10:41 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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oscorner

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#9 posted 05-12-2007 11:30 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks! Let’s see some woodworking.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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PanamaJack

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#10 posted 06-07-2007 06:20 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. We hope you comeback to stay. You have questions, we’ll answer them…You have answers, we’ll question them. Enjoy.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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Dan'um Style

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#11 posted 07-29-2007 10:40 PM

excellent website … great cribbage boards and pouches. love the combination of woods with the mineral accents. get out your digital camera and upload some more of your work to LJ. Let everyone see what you are working on !! regards DAN

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

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Doodler

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#12 posted 08-23-2007 08:21 PM

I just uploaded new pictures of my revamped and improved workshop…

-- Jeff, www.doodler.com

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Bureaucrat

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#13 posted 03-28-2009 04:30 PM

Happy Anniversary. In a few days you will have been a Lumber Jock for 2 years! Thanks for your participation and keep on posting!

-- Gary

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#14 posted 04-05-2010 04:21 AM

Wow,
3 Years as an LJ… gotta say, that is very impressive… Congrats on your third anniversary…

Wisty
PS: I look forward to the day I reach this unique milestone…

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

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