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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 2385 days ago
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added blog entry Cribbage Board Techniques #1: Vacation's Over 2428 days ago
commented on Paua Rosa with Maple Burl Cribbage Board 2555 days ago
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commented on A Jewelry Box for Jillian 2556 days ago
commented on Paua Rosa with Maple Burl Cribbage Board 2556 days ago
added project Paua Rosa with Maple Burl Cribbage Board 2556 days ago
commented on Tiered Cribbage Board 2565 days ago
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commented on Ancient Kauri Cribbage Board 2567 days ago
added project Tiered Cribbage Board 2567 days ago

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WayneC

11987 posts in 2595 days


#1 posted 2567 days ago

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

178 posts in 2580 days


#2 posted 2567 days ago

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

316 posts in 2631 days


#3 posted 2567 days ago

Welcome. It is good to have you.

Mark

-- Mark

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Bill

2579 posts in 2659 days


#4 posted 2567 days ago

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

34795 posts in 2898 days


#5 posted 2567 days ago

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 2567 days ago

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 2555 days ago

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 2555 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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oscorner

4564 posts in 2809 days


#9 posted 2531 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks! Let’s see some woodworking.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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PanamaJack

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#10 posted 2505 days ago

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 2452 days ago

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

22 posts in 2567 days


#12 posted 2427 days ago

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

-- Jeff, www.doodler.com

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gjd

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#13 posted 1844 days ago

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

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

11628 posts in 1655 days


#14 posted 1472 days ago

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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