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Location: Indianapolis
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Well I don't have a permanent shop but I make do with what I have.
Every machine I own has a story behind it!!
Seems like most of my nice pieces go away as gifts but I do enjoy seeing others appreciate my creations!
Woodworking is one of many (too many?) hobbies...
Cycling (the pedal kind) photography, hunting, fishing, two daughters....the list goes on!!
I tend to be somewhat of a purist in that I generally will not stain a wood to a different color. If I need a dark wood....I use a dark wood....need a light wood....use a light wood etc...
I will do what I need to do in order to make a particular species like curly maple or QSWO grain "pop" as much as possible but I really enjoy using contrasting woods together on a project, and let the woods speak for themselves.

-- Semper Fi

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replied on Ridgid R4512 vs. Grizzly G0732 10-07-2014 02:51 AM
commented on Jewelry chest 06-27-2014 06:47 PM
added project Jewelry chest 06-27-2014 11:16 AM
commented on End grain cutting board 06-17-2014 02:18 AM
commented on Hickory breadbox 06-01-2014 06:55 PM
added project Hickory breadbox 06-01-2014 05:38 PM
replied on Where to buy wood at 05-22-2014 12:58 AM
commented on JeanValjean's Profile 05-12-2014 01:02 PM
commented on Walnut table 05-10-2014 04:55 AM
commented on Walnut table 05-08-2014 11:20 PM
added project Walnut table 05-08-2014 06:54 PM
commented on Chair seat scooping jig 05-04-2014 03:54 AM
commented on Morris Chair 04-12-2014 02:49 AM
commented on Entrance Bench 03-21-2014 11:40 PM
commented on Shaker Inspired Entry Bench 11-06-2013 03:57 AM

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surfin2

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#1 posted 03-07-2011 02:59 AM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#2 posted 03-07-2011 04:26 AM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Max

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#3 posted 03-07-2011 05:36 AM

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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#4 posted 03-07-2011 08:36 AM

“WELCOME to LJ’s” …Enjoy the experience.

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 03-08-2011 07:23 PM

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help one another with woodworking. Feel free to ask members for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………LOL

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 03-12-2011 12:05 AM

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
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 10-09-2012 04:16 AM

ok you just made this beauriful chest and i come here to learn more of the person who has made this, and there is nothing…no info, no shop…......no nothing….........with that kind of name, you have to be an interesting person…....were all pretty much normal here…so dont be afraid we might come and steel your cat…share with us…come on…well i just made you mu buddy, now you have to tell me…lol…....please

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Monte Pittman

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#8 posted 10-09-2012 06:45 AM

I followed grizzman here. Want more information. If your chest is an indication of what you’re building, you sincerely need to post more!

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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grizzman

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#9 posted 10-09-2012 04:10 PM

thanks for the update, sounds like a good life, lots of great hobbies and a family to care for, i look forward to seeing your works as we go along here…i loved the chest…grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Buckethead

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#10 posted 05-12-2014 10:48 AM

The table looks fantastic. Your comment about the contrast of the sapwood, is one I can agree with. Having looked at a couple other projects of yours, I can see you are talented, and have an eye for scale and design.

Here’s what I really must know: Is your name really Jean Valjean? I have claimed that name in song a time or two. ;-)

I’m thinking I’ll change my screen name to 24601.

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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JeanValjean

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#11 posted 05-12-2014 01:02 PM

Good Morning Buckethead….nice name!!!
No that is not my real name…..Jean Valjean is a character from the movie/Musical Les Miserables….as you must be aware since you referenced his prisoner number..
I have always thought of him as a man of character and honor so I have no problem taking his name as a screen name….

What must really be interesting though is the story behind the name “Buckethead”!!!

-- Semper Fi

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Buckethead

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#12 posted 05-12-2014 02:04 PM

Thanks for the response!

My name… Well… I have this head… It is (apparently) somewhat shaped/sized like a bucket. My friends gave the name to me many moons ago. I adopted it to prove that my feelings weren’t hurt. (Very manly of me)

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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