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Location: Nashville, TN
Website: furnitude.blogspot.com

I am the creator/writer of Furnitude, a blog about handmade furniture by someone who makes it. The address is http://furnitude.blogspot.com. The mission of the blog is to connect furniture makers with furniture appreciators. Also, it is a medium for furniture makers to gain inspiration from seeing the work of others.

My own furniture making enterprise is called Human Hands Woodworking. The website is http://www.humanhandswoodworking.com. Here's my bio:

A furniture-maker for over 15 years, I work in the Shaker and Arts & Crafts traditions, with an appreciation for Mid-Century Modern thrown in. I love the play between the traditional and the modern. Whether I’m interpreting a traditional piece or creating something entirely unique, my passion is always to make something beautiful and useful and lasting.

A native Tennessean, I lived in New York City for 11 years, where I honed my skills with hand tools out of necessity: living in a two-room apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan afforded no space for power tools (Central Park benches substituted nicely for a workbench when noisy hammering had to be done). I now live in East Nashville, Tennessee.

I see a striking similarity between furniture and poetry. In 2000, I earned a Masters of Fine Arts in creative writing from Vermont College. My work has been published in Poetry, Willow Springs and other journals. In 2005 I won the “Discovery”/The Nation poetry prize. As a furniture maker, I bring the same consideration of form and function to the design of tables and chairs that I do as a poet to sonnets and villanelles.

-- Mitch, http://furnitude.blogspot.com

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started topic Spoonmaking question about dry wood 8 hours ago
started topic Thank you, Lumberjocks! 13 days ago
replied on What is this crud? 13 days ago
added blog entry Craftsy woodworking blog posts #6: Craftsy post on jig for miters and bevels, Part 2 13 days ago
commented on Jig for cutting bevels and miters on the table saw 13 days ago
commented on Whiskey Stash 13 days ago
added blog entry Furniture I Love #10: Furnitude post: Chairs by Alan Daigre and Matthew Teague 14 days ago
commented on Jig for cutting bevels and miters on the table saw 14 days ago
added project Whiskey Stash 14 days ago
commented on Design Conundrum #1: Writing Desk 14 days ago
commented on Jig for cutting bevels and miters on the table saw 14 days ago
commented on Jig for cutting bevels and miters on the table saw 14 days ago
commented on Jig for cutting bevels and miters on the table saw 14 days ago
added project Jig for cutting bevels and miters on the table saw 15 days ago
added blog entry Craftsy woodworking blog posts #5: Making a Jig for Cutting Miters and Bevels 15 days ago

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Max

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#1 posted 2091 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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trifern

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#2 posted 2091 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 2090 days ago

Hello Mitch,

Welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be an exciting and rewarding part of your woodworking experience.

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

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Grumpy

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#4 posted 2090 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks Mitch. This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

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

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#5 posted 2089 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#6 posted 2080 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s, neighbor.

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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#7 posted 2067 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#8 posted 2044 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard. ☺

-- 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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#9 posted 1728 days ago

Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary as a Lumber Jock! I look forward to more of your posts.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#10 posted 1364 days ago

Another year has rolled by. We must be having too much fun, cause it seems like just yesterday when I congratulated you on 1 year. Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary at Lumber Jocks. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit and happy anniversary!

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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