Ron Messersmith

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Location: Poulsbo, Washington
Website: Messersmith

I have been a woodworker for 50 years. I am a retired Navy Submariner and have operated woodworking businesses in Hawaii, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Ohio and now Washington State. My woodworking business income is primarily from furniture repair and antique restoration but I also manufacture a line of furniture in many styles, toys, jewelry boxes, Windsor chairs ect.
My favorite woodworking projects are wood toys and my signature toy is the American style steam locomotive. That is why I call myself, Jupiter. The Jupiter is an American 4-4-0 locomotive that took part in the Golden Spike ceremony when the Central Pacific Railroad met up with the Northern Pacific Railroad at Promontory, Utah in 1869. I make miniature models of the Jupiter as one of my toys. I have recently changed web site hosts so my website may not be accessible right now but I hope to get it up and running soon.
I joined this forum because I am planning on building a Pennsylvania Spice Box and I discovered a blog recently by a member who is in the process of building one similar to what I will attempt. I just joined a few minutes ago and hope to learn a lot from the group.

-- Jupiter

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added blog entry CNC woodworking 04-17-2018 04:46 PM
commented on Joseph the Carpenter Statue #1: " Joseph the Carpenter, Woodworker" 02-14-2018 12:25 AM
added blog entry New Inspiration 02-14-2018 12:15 AM
commented on Making a living at woodworking #1: Professional woodworking 02-12-2018 05:48 PM
added project Pennsylvania Spice Boxes 02-08-2018 06:03 PM
added blog entry My Bucket List status 09-29-2017 06:32 AM
added project Ships Wheel Shadowbox 06-17-2015 07:36 AM
added project Chess Game Table 01-20-2015 09:45 PM
commented on Cement Pumper 11-24-2014 05:57 PM
commented on Cement Pumper 11-24-2014 04:21 AM
added project Cherry entertainment cabinet 11-22-2014 12:41 AM
added project Cement Pumper 11-22-2014 12:32 AM
added blog entry Woodworking Machinery/Tools Reviews #1: My experience with SawStop 07-30-2014 01:22 AM
added project Chevrolet 1928 pickup 07-25-2014 09:13 PM
added project Toy train 07-25-2014 09:00 PM

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#1 posted 02-23-2012 06:36 PM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 02-23-2012 06:48 PM

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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#3 posted 02-23-2012 08:21 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 02-24-2012 09:58 AM

nice stuff you are most welcome id like to see more of your work and look forward to your blogs

-- Please check out my new stores and

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#5 posted 02-24-2012 11:48 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#6 posted 02-24-2012 05:40 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#7 posted 02-28-2012 03:40 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks!

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