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Location: Georgia

Retired boat builder doing lots of projects for wife, grandchildren and others ongoing. I do furniture, toys and all sorts of things.

-- "Never let your dogma get run over by your karma!"

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added project A Collapsible Feed Roller Stand 05-27-2017 08:04 PM
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commented on Shop Tips & Tricks #21: Jacking sideways, or "Walking the Jack." 05-25-2017 04:09 AM
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#1 posted 07-22-2012 09:32 PM

This is my latest – a cradle boat project I have completed for my newest grandchild. Built of Oak, Cherry and Okoume plywood, and finished with three coats of satin varnish. Intended as a rocking cradle, the boat can be converted to a rocking toy by changing the orientation of the rockers in installing a seat, footrest and hand-grab assembly.

-- "Never let your dogma get run over by your karma!"

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#2 posted 07-22-2012 10:43 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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#3 posted 07-22-2012 11:12 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#4 posted 07-23-2012 01:20 AM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy!

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 07-23-2012 02:36 AM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#6 posted 12-07-2012 12:31 PM

Hi Eric good to have another boatbuilder on board. No pun intended. I’ve been a boatbuilder for 30 years and will be sharing what I know along with you. Hope you don’t mind if I chime in on your posts on occasion.

-- Jim, Long Island, NY home of the chain leg vise

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#7 posted 12-07-2012 03:00 PM

Hello Jim,, welcome aboard and thanks for you kind comment. I am a Newbie on this site myself of less than six months. I can’t remember now how I first came across the site, but it is a great source for ideas and a place to exchange information. No one knows it all, and there are always things you can learn for anyone else, no matter who they are or what they do. Fact.

I’ve found some very clever and artistic people on the site, including professionals who are generous in sharing their work and ideas. I try to participate too, as best as I can, and as I have time. Recently I started writing in a little blog about shop tips and general notions ( which has been well received. Quite a few others chime in with their own ideas and comments – including at least two shipwrights – all gratifying to me.

-- "Never let your dogma get run over by your karma!"

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