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Location: Chicago, IL
Website: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jmbudka

I'm the do-it-yourselfer from hell. I've rebuilt my motorcycle from scratch, fixed my cars, build furniture, fix things, break things, fix them again, etc. I've never been able to stomach paying some other guy $400 to do something I can do in a weekend with a $50 tool, a pack of cigarettes, a buddy and a case of beer.

I've been a shop rat since I was 12. Now I'm 27 and I do not see any signs of improvement. I took Industrial Tech in high school and that was that. I graduated the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in May of 2005. I studied furniture, sculpture and metals fabrication. Since then I have been all over the place trying to nail down commissions, exhibit my art, and secure a suitable work shop and art studio. In the meantime taking care of all those other mindless tasks that force us to pretend to act like adults.

Right now I have a shop where I make custom furniture, fine art sculpture and functional art. I also do props and scenery work for movies and theater. In my free time I manage a small building on the north side of Chicago and occasionally work as a handyman.

This site is great. I can't believe I just found you guys last month. Kudos to all.

-- If I can't fix it, it wern't broke in the first place!

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started topic My Dust Collector MELTED! 1434 days ago
started topic Anyone ever heard of a "Bird" Band saw? 1562 days ago
started topic Anyone know were to get cheap steel in Chicago? 1942 days ago
started topic Why is my lacquer crackling?? 1981 days ago
started topic Looking for Silver Inlay 2003 days ago
started topic Staining birch veneer ply? 2015 days ago
commented on Chess Board 2015 days ago
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added project Chess Board 2016 days ago
added blog entry cabinetry #1: Custom table for boutique women's clothing store 2016 days ago
added blog entry shop improvements #1: Air filter 2025 days ago
added workshop JMB's Workshop 2025 days ago

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Bigbuck

1347 posts in 2295 days


#1 posted 2056 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 2056 days ago

Hello JMB,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be a rewarding and an enjoyable part of your woodworking adventure.

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

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woodworm

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#3 posted 2056 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

Take care and do woodworking the safe way.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Max

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#4 posted 2056 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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Karson

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#5 posted 2056 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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Todd Thomas

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#6 posted 2056 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks….It will be a great resource for you and your projects. There are a bunch of great people here willing to help……have fun….Looking forward to your projects and posts….. WARNING: Visiting LumberJocks has proven to be addictive

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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Grumpy

19390 posts in 2482 days


#7 posted 2056 days ago

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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trifern

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#8 posted 2056 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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rikkor

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#9 posted 2056 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#10 posted 2056 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks – The best woodworking community anywhere!
I look forward to seeing your posts and projects.

Share the Love ~ Share the Knowledge

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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noknot

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#11 posted 2014 days ago

You seem cool looking foward to seing your work

-- GO DAWGS!

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gjd

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#12 posted 1698 days ago

Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary as a Lumber Jock! I look forward to more of your posts.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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cabinetmaster

10874 posts in 2189 days


#13 posted 1698 days ago

Congratulations on your Anniversay. We look forward to your continued posts and projects.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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