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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 material. 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 often have an "A-ha" moment and saved myself from making an error, or thinking of an alternative way to do something.

I don't always follow my own rules. 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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#1 posted 443 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- Todd

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JerryinCreek

47 posts in 443 days


#2 posted 443 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 443 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.
Sending Private messages(PMs) to other members
Click on the word” home” next to the profile picture of the member you want to contact ,then click on “send message”
http://lumberjocks.com/help/getting-started
Need help with posting or other questions ?
Contact:
Martin SojKa ( LJs founder)
http://lumberjocks.com/msojka
Ms DebbieP AKA Debbie Pribele (Ljs community manager)http://lumberjocks.com/MsDebbieP
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

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#4 posted 443 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 443 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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#6 posted 443 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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SnowyRiver

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#7 posted 441 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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