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Location: Fort Collins, Colorado

I am a writer also and have found out that writing about yourself is not an easy thing to do.
I have always been an artist of one form or another in different mediums. I still do a lot of drawing and photography but working with wood is my true love. Unfortunately I do have a regular job that takes me out of the shop for 8 hours a day dammit.
I had never been on a lathe so I took a class at Woodcraft. I fell in love! I came out of the classroom and bought a Mini lathe, full set of gouges, scrappers, roughers, all of it.
A year with the small lathe and knew I would not be happy till I had a bigger one so now I have a monster lathe and a new precision table saw and new plainer and. . .and . . and. . .

My girlfriends all talk about the jewelry or clothes they got for Christmas when they ask me and I start rattling off the specs for my new table saw I get some funny looks. I have more money tied up in nice lumber and turning blanks than I do in my entire wardrobe, jewelry Who needs diamonds and gold unless they come in inlay form!

-- Jen ~ Happiness is being covered in sawdust.

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#1 posted 1052 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#2 posted 1052 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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#3 posted 1052 days ago

welcome to the LumberJocks….. looking forward to seeing some of your work.
you will like it here; nice bunch of people.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#4 posted 1051 days ago

Welcome,this is really a great place to see alot of great work.
Enjoy and I’mlooking forward to seeing your work.

-- dean2336,nebr.

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#5 posted 1050 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#6 posted 973 days ago

I just read your comments about yourself. I like your spirit and talent. Your work is extremely nice. And it’s late, but Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 972 days ago

80 days late, but Welcome Aboard….....I must say, I think I will let me wife read the last paragraph of your bio….maybe I can get her to dig the saw dust!

By the way, the work you’ve posted is superb.

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#8 posted 971 days ago

Very good post about your self !!, you sound like a great woman, nothing better then a woman that loves the art of woodworking. Welcome to Lumber jocks !!


-- Woodman12608, cedar Lake, IN

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#9 posted 970 days ago

I really like the free wood photo. I like the fact that you turn on a lathe to and have such great talent. Good Job!

-- Robert, Mississippi,

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#10 posted 949 days ago

I’m glad you were inspired! I read your profile and you are a unique individual such as I. I also draw, landscape oil paint, carve, metalwork, weld, sculpt, etc,etc… I also taught my daughter to draw at about 7 or 8, Now she is 14 and never ceases to impress me with her new creations. I love the sea, and everything nautical. I go apeshit over cool wood work I see when we go to different beaches. I am looking forward to going to Key West, FLA. in April to get some Carribean wood working and art inspiration, and to sample a few tankards of fine ale! RRR!


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#11 posted 946 days ago

I got a good chuckle after reading your profile Jen, Nice gallery of projects to boot.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#12 posted 881 days ago

Great bowl, Jen!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#13 posted 709 days ago

When are we getting married?

-- Leonard H.

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