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Location: Ocean View, Hawaii

21st Century Traditional Woodworker

We live off the power generated by a mismatched family of solar panels and one noisy windmill. Solar and wind powers the lights in our home and those tools that need electricity. Although some of the most breathtaking wood available is found just a few feet from my doorstep, I prefer to work with those species that have been introduced to the islands here in Hawaii.

-- If knowledge is not shared, it is forgotten.

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#1 posted 2481 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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#2 posted 2481 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 †

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Greg Mitchell

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#3 posted 2481 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell,

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scott shangraw

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#4 posted 2480 days ago

Welcome to lumber Jocks.I looked at your web page I like your woodwork

-- Scott NM,

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#5 posted 2480 days ago

Glad you’re here. This is a wonderful community with a lot of positive energies. It gives me inspiration to improve my woodwork. Thanks for commenting on my door pulls. I like your website too. Nice design work.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#6 posted 2480 days ago

We welcome you to the one and only LumberJocks. We hope that you enjoy your stay/visit each and every time you show up on our door step. If you should need any woodworking question answered, don’t hesitate to ask. Somebody’s gonna have a good answer for you.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#7 posted 2480 days ago

Hey! Welcome to LJ!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#8 posted 2480 days ago

I just consumed your entire site. I’m jealous. Your work is as inspiring as your philosophy. I was stationed in Hawai’i for 3 years and made a few trips to the Big Island. I would love nothing more than to move there and set up shop when I retire from the military.

So, if your son doesn’t take to woodworking, I’m making a standing offer right now that you can adopt me in 8 years (one catch, I come with a wife, two girls, and probably a couple of dogs).

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#9 posted 2480 days ago

Welcome to LJ! I hope you like it here. You have some seriously creative talent and I am looking forward to seeing more projects.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#10 posted 2479 days ago

Glad to have you on board. Great looking projects!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#11 posted 2479 days ago

Welcome to Lumber Jocks, hope you enjoy the experience.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#12 posted 2473 days ago

I was gonna post the shoulder plane construction pictures but I can’t figure it out, now I see that I wasn’t even on the right page, hmmm this may more difficult than i had first thought. Now I will focus on how to delete this comment.

-- If knowledge is not shared, it is forgotten.

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#13 posted 2470 days ago

Thanks so much for your comments Harold. I usually have some pretty sour woodworker folks at the shows I do, but everyone here has been very kind and honest. My wife is a godsend. We are young (32), (25), with no kids yet, so it’s easier for us to pursue our passions together. She is a make-up artist here in L.A., but her mental support is what really turned the corner for me as an artist. I am re-tooling my website as we speak to make it easier for people to feel what I am about. I do it all on my own, so I figure out as I go what does and does not work. I am supremely blessed with my photo’s!! When I decided to do this as a living, I saw how important it was to have the best photo’s to compete with the high-end shops here. I went to craigslist to get a headshot photographer because they always give low prices to the actors here, and I found a guy who built my first website and still takes all my pictures. He is now my best friend, and I give him my older pieces in exchange for his expertise in lighting.We shoot everything in my living room. I have been very fortunate to have many things work out for me that has allowed me to get where I am. I will put you on my friends list and keep you posted on my new stuff I have coming. Take care.

-- motorhawg

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#14 posted 2462 days ago

Love your website. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#15 posted 2305 days ago

Thanks for the response to the AP1300 question. you are right on the mark. I never thought of loosening the screws out of the locked position. Duh. I guess you are never to old to be trumped. Let’s keep this quiet, OK? (just kidding) Thanks again and I’m looking forward to your future posts. bbqKing

-- bbqKing, Lawrenceville

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