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Location: Memphis, TN

I am a Creative Director at an ad agency. I have always loved woodworking and making boxes. About 12 years ago, I started working with an angle grinder to create far more interesting, and sculpture-like creations. We make furniture, cabinets, tables and have also made a king sized bed. My husband and I work as a team on the furniture. I always like to sand my works of art to at least 4000 grit and mostly use a tung oil mixture to give a beautiful satin sheen to my work.

-- Ellen --

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#1 posted 2665 days ago

Welcome. Come on in and visit for a while.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#2 posted 2665 days ago

Ellen, Enjoy youself at LumberJocks. We’re glad you came in.

I am sorry that I missed you the first time. I’ll blame it on the computer…..

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

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#3 posted 2665 days ago

I have been here for a while, since March 2006, but I do enjoy the welcomes = )

Thanks again, Ellen

-- Ellen --

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#4 posted 2630 days ago

Absolutely beatiful work! I’m a creative director too and making stuff with my hands really helps balance the tedious hors spent at the computer! Also on an unrelated note… love the simnplicity of your business web site!
Thanks for posting your work.

-- Chuck,

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#5 posted 2630 days ago

awesome woodwork!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#6 posted 2629 days ago

Thanks so much for the feedback. This is why I joined LumberJocks! Chuck, I see you are a certified Adobe instructor and teach PhotoShop. That is also one of my hobbies. We have a camera club here in Memphis and occasionally, I will teach it, since you can never know EVERYTHING PhotoShop does!

And Miles125, you have awesome work too!

-- Ellen --

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Dan'um Style

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#7 posted 2602 days ago

Hello … get out your digital camera … lets see what new projects you’re working on !!

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

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#8 posted 2597 days ago

This is one of the reasons I like this group so much! You got me, I have been very busy on a really cool project. So this weekend, I will pull out the camera and show you what has kept us so busy.

Thanks so much for pushing!

-- Ellen --

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#9 posted 2471 days ago

Ellen, I really admire your work, the carving in the banister is absolutely perfect. I also agree wholeheartedly with your comments regarding the touch and feel of hand made woodwork. I think this provides the owners with a physical connection with the craftsman unlike any other. Can you imadgine how many fingertips will brush across the surface of the bannister, how many generations even. This is why I love woodworking, such a wonderful oppurtunity to share our heart, long after our name is forgotten.
thank you so much,

-- If knowledge is not shared, it is forgotten.

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#10 posted 2143 days ago

I’m new here, rolled the dice and there you were. Great projects, thanks for sharing. Had no idea the variety and multitude of talent. You fit right in. Your projects are artistic and unique. Super!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#11 posted 1987 days ago

Happy Anniversary. In a few days you will have been a Lumber Jock for 3 years! Thanks for your participation and keep on posting!

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#12 posted 1733 days ago

Welcome 1346 days ago.

You will find Lumberjocks helpful, supportive, inspiring and informative.

Ask a question and you will receive an answer or two or three or quite a few more.

-- Best Regards With Personalized Rocking Chairs And Furniture On My Mind,

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#13 posted 1668 days ago

Your work is so inspiring. Thank you for posting pictures.

-- avid termite

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#14 posted 1624 days ago

Another year has sneaked by us! Congratulations on your 4th anniversary with Lumber Jocks.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#15 posted 1341 days ago

you are an incredible talent in woodworking Ellen. I’ve gotta add ya to my bud list, cuz, I know I could learn lots from you, and your inspirations. just awesome! keep on makin dust.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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