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Blog entry by HauntedSpider posted 422 days ago 1134 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Good morning all forumites.

I guess this is hello.

My name is Alan. I am 28 years young, although certain days I feel much older. I live in Olmsted Falls, Ohio which is just south west of Cleveland. We bought a century home from 1854 in a historic district, and are working on fixing it up to it’s former glory. My wife and I are expecting our first in May so I am sure going to be checking out as many wooden toys as I can for my son.

I have been wood working for the past 13 years with real tools, and if you could sanding something with my grandfather that got me into the game, I guess I have 22 years of experience.

I am fairly analytical when it comes to projects, as I like to think about what I should be doing and why. Of course, I end up cutting twice after measuring once often, but I don’t make too many things from drawn plans. I like to sketch out an idea and see where it goes.

I will post a few pictures of projects as I can. My senior shop project was a model train from Cherry Tree. It is probably my best piece of wood working I have made. I think my favorite piece though is the display case I created for my grandfathers funeral flag/military medals which is displayed at my grandmothers home. That project was all in my head and it came out just as I wanted it. (pictures soon I hope)

So hello to all and keep the inspiration coming.

Alan



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stan3443

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#1 posted 422 days ago

Welcome Alan. I’m about 1 hr s.w. of you in a little town of greenwich

-- If your not supposed to have hair on your face......why does it grow their

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Don W

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#2 posted 422 days ago

Welcome to Lj’s. We look forward to the projects. Congrat’s on your first child.

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

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dee2

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#3 posted 422 days ago

Hi and welcome. I’m north and just across the RR tracks in N Olmsted. You’ll really enjoy this site. Great ideas and great people here.

-- Dee2, OH Aromatherapy....fresh cut wood!!

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HauntedSpider

25 posts in 423 days


#4 posted 422 days ago

Well Hello Dee2,

Glad to see there is someone else in my area. I am on River Road and in the flight path. You have trains, I have planes. It all works :)

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ClayandNancy

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#5 posted 422 days ago

You live in Ohio, a woodworker, and a child on the way, can’t get much better then that

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Chris Mobley

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#6 posted 422 days ago

Welcome! Glad you have joined us and I am looking forward to seeing your work!

-- Chris Mobley - http://www.cmobleydesigns.com

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JesseTutt

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#7 posted 422 days ago

Welcome

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#8 posted 421 days ago

Welcome to LJ!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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