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Blog entry by Jeffrey J. Sparks posted 01-19-2008 11:18 PM 1028 reads 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello All,

My name is Jeff Sparks. I am a stay-at-home dad with two lovely girls, ages one and a half and four and a half. I have a basement workshop. Mostly I make furniture for friends, relatives, and our own house, once in awhile selling a piece here or there. I also have attended exactly two Holiday Craft Shows: the first went fairly well, the second was not so great.

Last year, we (my wife has been my biggest suporter) had a booth at our local crafter’s market, Keeper's Corners. The owners were great, but our product just didn’t quite fit in. So, for now, I am focusing on projects around the house, currently working on a library for our vast collection of books, that has been sitting on the floor for six years.

It’s great to be here.

-- Jeff - FireMountain Woodworking

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#1 posted 01-19-2008 11:24 PM

Welcome Jeff. You will find a lot of supportive folks here at LJs. So feel free to dive in.


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#2 posted 01-19-2008 11:32 PM


-- John - Central PA -

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#3 posted 01-20-2008 12:07 AM

Welcome :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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dennis mitchell

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#4 posted 01-20-2008 12:10 AM

Should we warn him now or just let him find out by himself?

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#5 posted 01-20-2008 12:18 AM

Welcome to LJ’s Jeff. Good luck with Keepers Corners.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 01-20-2008 12:34 AM

Welcome to LJ’s Jeff. You will find a diversified group of people here. While we may differ with regards to our individual talents and experiences we all share a common love of wood.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 01-20-2008 12:45 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#8 posted 01-20-2008 12:46 AM

Glad to have you aboard. Make a chair, pull it up and sit down and enjoy yourself.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#9 posted 01-20-2008 01:44 AM


-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#10 posted 01-20-2008 01:49 AM

Welcome to the addiction!

-- The Hand Tool School is Open for Business! Check out my blog and podcast "The Renaissance Woodworker" at

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#11 posted 01-20-2008 02:00 AM

Glad you are here…’s a great bunch of folks.


-- Terry

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#12 posted 01-20-2008 02:04 AM

Good to have you.

-- Mark

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#13 posted 01-20-2008 02:08 AM

Welcome to the group. Enjoy it!

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#14 posted 01-20-2008 03:16 AM

Glad your here. this is a great site. Do’nt be discouraged by one show that didn’t turn out like you hoped. I have found there are just some shows that are better suited to my work and when I find them I will go every year and now have customers that come just to buy my work.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#15 posted 01-20-2008 03:53 AM

Jeff, we’re glad you’re here. Let us hear from you. We like comments and blogs, etc.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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