Glen Peterson

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Location: Central CT

I began woodworking at an early age, getting in touble for using dad's tools in the basement and working on cub scout projects. I took a year-long woodworking class in high school and my mother and sisters still use some of the projects. I lived in Seattle in the 1980's and there was a woodworking store/shop across from my office that I visited frequently. I hung out with the owner and starting reading Krenov and Tage Frid, bought my first table saw and made simple little projects. Through the next decades I did lots of house renovation, kitchen cabinets, built-in libraries, and the like. At some point I decided that I wouldn't build any more things I couldn't take with me and decided to focus on furniture. I became interested in turning a couple of years ago. I'm an academic at heart I have a huge collection of woodworking books and magazines. I've also taken several classes at varioius places, mainly at the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking with director Bob Dyke, Phil Lowe, and Mario Rodriguez. I've also studied turning with Corey Anderson and the great David Ellsworth. I've lived in Iowa, Japan, Seattle, Massachusetts, and now Connecticut.

My wife and I have a seventeen-year-old daughter and two Shetland Sheepdogs. In addition to woodworking I like reading, golf, travel and now I spend too much on woodworking forums.


-- Glen

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commented on Frozen 01-02-2015 08:48 PM
added project Miter Saw Stand 01-02-2015 08:44 PM
commented on New Handle on an English Mortise Chisel 01-01-2015 11:25 AM
commented on 50 Cent Chisels 12-25-2014 05:14 PM
replied on eee shine ultra or one step polish 12-08-2014 01:45 AM
commented on Knife maker saws - DIY quick and clean. 11-24-2014 09:54 PM
added project Japanese-style Tool Chese a la Mafe 11-23-2014 09:49 PM
added project New Life for Old Chisels 11-23-2014 09:34 PM
replied on "State of The Shop Address" - Post Yours 11-23-2014 07:56 PM
replied on Plater question 06-28-2014 12:16 AM
replied on New versus Used 06-13-2014 10:47 PM
replied on Do I need a veneer hammer? 06-10-2014 03:13 PM
replied on Turning handles for square bars 06-07-2014 05:34 PM
started topic Turning Tiny Knobs 06-07-2014 05:14 PM
added project Peckovich-designed Tansu Chest 06-07-2014 05:01 PM

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#1 posted 01-12-2010 10:32 PM

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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#2 posted 01-12-2010 11:31 PM

Welcome aboard. Nice to have you join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 01-12-2010 11:55 PM

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 †

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#4 posted 01-13-2010 03:12 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! This is a great place to get – or give – advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are a wonderful source of new ideas. I love this site, I hope you will enjoy it too.

Look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

-- Gary

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#5 posted 01-13-2010 07:13 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 01-13-2010 02:33 PM

Let me welcome you to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be an interesting, as well as exciting, experience. Have fun and enjoy.

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

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#7 posted 01-13-2010 05:30 PM

Welcome to LJs a place were there are great people,super projects and outstanding woodworkers.Enjoy

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 01-14-2010 12:22 AM

WELCOME to LJ’s ….the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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#9 posted 01-14-2010 03:51 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. The projects are an inspiration, the information is priceless and the people are supportive. The only problem is, the site can get addictive.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 01-14-2010 07:14 AM

Welcome to the site. Glad you found us. Enjoy

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#11 posted 01-25-2010 07:25 AM

Hi there,
I too am somewhat new to LumberJocks and would like to welcome you to the site. The folks here are great and the projects will absolutely blow your mind. There are some very talented people out there…
Sit back, enjoy the ride and be careful, this site is extremely addictive…
Welcome to LJ

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#12 posted 02-12-2014 02:20 PM

Hey Glen, the stretcher on my table is actually a natural oak burl twist caused by a vine. Thx.

-- Frady in Denton,NC _Trying to bring what was to be firewood to life! Semper Fi!

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