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Location: Poulsbo, Washington
Website: Messersmith Woodworks.com

I have been a woodworker for over 45 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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commented on Cement Pumper 11-24-2014 05:57 PM
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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
added project Year 2014 project goal progress 07-01-2014 06:13 AM
added project Year 2014 project goal progress 07-01-2014 05:57 AM
added blog entry My project goals for 2014 03-22-2014 04:52 AM
commented on Woodworking tool and machinery sale #2: Woodmaster Model 725 03-07-2013 09:56 PM
commented on Ladder Fire Truck 02-23-2013 07:04 AM
commented on Barney Olefield Speedster 02-23-2013 07:01 AM
replied on I am considering doing away with my INCRA TS fence, has anyone 12-29-2012 09:00 AM
replied on Incra TS Ls and a yet-to-be-purchased sawstop 12-29-2012 08:46 AM

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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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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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

-- when I am not on Lumberjocks I am on @ http://thisoldworkshop.com where we allow free speech

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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!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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