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Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

My woodworking interests have been primarily woodturning liidded containers and hollow vessels. After changing homes and not having a shop for almost two years I developed a new interest in flat woodworking and incorporating the use of more hand tools and manual methods into my projects. I now have a new shop and have been acquiring and practising with both antique and modern hand tools when time permits.

Outside of my woodworking interests, I am also an avid sea kayaker, nature lover and occasional photographer. I earn my living working in R&D for a very large European consumer electronics company.

I'm not doing much actual woodworking lately. Unfortunately, my wife is suffering from an advanced, terminal cancer and most of my free time is devoted to her for the foreseeable future.

-- Anything worth doing is worth overdoing

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replied on What Projects have you made from shop scraps.. 08-13-2008 01:58 AM
replied on Lathe Drive Center???? 08-13-2008 01:51 AM
replied on Which is Your Future President ? 08-11-2008 10:27 PM
replied on suare peg into a round hole?? 08-11-2008 10:18 PM
commented on Lidded Cup 08-09-2008 07:41 AM
commented on Back in the saddle again 08-09-2008 01:46 AM
commented on Lidded Cup 08-09-2008 01:44 AM
added project Small Hollow Vessel 08-09-2008 01:21 AM
added project Myrtlewood Peppermill 08-09-2008 01:17 AM
added project Lidded Cup 08-09-2008 01:14 AM
added project Back in the saddle again 08-09-2008 01:09 AM
commented on Gorak's Workshop 08-09-2008 12:54 AM
added workshop Gorak's Workshop 08-08-2008 11:28 PM
signed up Gorak's Profile 08-08-2008 08:38 PM

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#1 posted 08-08-2008 08:42 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#2 posted 08-08-2008 08:49 PM

Welcome to LJs. Have fun!!

-- Garyb6, “True simplicity does not reveal the tremendous effort it requires.” - Somerset Maugham

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#3 posted 08-08-2008 08:50 PM

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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#4 posted 08-08-2008 08:57 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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Paul D

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#5 posted 08-08-2008 09:35 PM

Welcome to LJs!! Glad you have joined us!!

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#6 posted 08-09-2008 01:42 AM

Welcome to LJ’s. Sorry to hear about your wife, bless you both.

-- Todd, Richfield MN

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#7 posted 08-09-2008 02:02 AM

Welcome to LJ’s

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#8 posted 08-09-2008 12:50 PM

Hello Gorak,

Welcome to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be an exciting and informational aspect of your woodworking adventure.

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

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#9 posted 08-09-2008 09:00 PM

Great looking turnings!

Welcome to Lumberjocks! It’s a great place with great people, and, oh yeah, there’s the woodworking! Have fun and work safe! :)

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit and sign up for my project updates!

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Callum Kendall

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#10 posted 08-09-2008 11:46 PM

Welcome to LJs


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#11 posted 08-10-2008 05:01 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard.

Sorry to hear about your wife. Our prayers go out to you both.

-- 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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#12 posted 08-10-2008 10:35 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks . 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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#13 posted 08-10-2008 11:31 AM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#14 posted 09-15-2008 08:10 PM

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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#15 posted 08-08-2009 03:09 AM

Congratulations on your upcoming 1st anniversary as a Lumber Jock! Thanks for helping make this site a great place to be a part of.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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