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Location: Johnson Creek, WI
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My Dad was a carpenter and I did work a few days here and there with him, but didn't really have an interest in home building. But, I did have an interest in building other things with wood. Most of my work was somewhat crude being of 2x4's and the like; and I made our first coffee table from that. Later I made some furniture pieces but they always had some shortcomings. I think I lacked the time and patience to "get it right."

Now that I'm retired, I find I am able to produce much better work. Since I became more serious in my woodworking I have learned three important lessons:

1) The key to fine woodworking is accuracy! It's not a secret, but it also dosn't happen on it's own. It takes concerted effort.

2) Like billiards, you need to think two steps ahead of yourself. How will the next moves be affected by what you are doing now?

3) Take breaks from your project. I have saved myself from numerous errors just by stepping away and taking a break. During that time I have often had an "A-ha" moment that saved me from making an error, or giving me of an alternative solution to a problem.

I don't always follow these lessons, and each time I don't it comes back to bite me!

-- Jerry, Johnson Creek, WI "If it was meant to be different it would be."

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scrollsaw

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#1 posted 473 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- Todd

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JerryinCreek

60 posts in 473 days


#2 posted 473 days ago

Thank you very much Todd. Looking forward to using this as a learning site.

-- Jerry, Johnson Creek, WI "If it was meant to be different it would be."

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 473 days ago

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy !
Because I often get asked questions by new members I’ve included the answers to the most( FAQ) along with my welcoming message to LJs.
You should know that posting questions or projects here (your profile page) will not get you very many responses’ just because it’s your profile page not part of a main forum. To post in a main forum read below.
Want to know how to post something?
See the drop-down box underneath my Lumberjocks in the upper right hand corner. Click on the arrow and select which type of posting you want to make (Project, Blog entry, Forum topic). This will take you to the appropriate page and you just fill in the form.
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Need help with posting or other questions ?
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Just for the record even though I have a large number of post I’m not involved with LJs management ,I’m just another member.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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JerryinCreek

60 posts in 473 days


#4 posted 473 days ago

You read my mind Jim, Thanks!

-- Jerry, Johnson Creek, WI "If it was meant to be different it would be."

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cajunpen

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#5 posted 473 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks – enjoy the Community.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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surfin2

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#6 posted 473 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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SnowyRiver

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#7 posted 471 days ago

Welcome aboard. It’s great that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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