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45 posts in 1274 days

Location: Indianapolis

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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commented on Jewelry chest 66 days ago
added project Jewelry chest 66 days ago
commented on End grain cutting board 76 days ago
commented on Hickory breadbox 92 days ago
added project Hickory breadbox 92 days ago
replied on Where to buy wood at 102 days ago
commented on JeanValjean's Profile 112 days ago
commented on Walnut table 114 days ago
commented on Walnut table 116 days ago
added project Walnut table 116 days ago
commented on Chair seat scooping jig 120 days ago
commented on Morris Chair 142 days ago
commented on Entrance Bench 163 days ago
commented on Shaker Inspired Entry Bench 299 days ago
added project Shaker Inspired Entry Bench 302 days ago

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#1 posted 1274 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#2 posted 1274 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 1274 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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#4 posted 1274 days ago

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

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#5 posted 1273 days ago

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 1269 days ago

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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#7 posted 692 days ago

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… 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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#8 posted 692 days ago

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. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#9 posted 692 days ago

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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#10 posted 112 days ago

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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#11 posted 112 days ago

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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#12 posted 112 days ago

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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