• Advertise with us
View Justin57's:homeworkshopprojects (9)blog (0)reviews (1)forum topics (1)buddies (1)favorites (0)activity logWatch

38 posts in 2275 days

Location: Goldsboro, NC

I've loved building things with wood as far back as I can remember but I didn't start seriously learning woodworking until 2003. My first project was an "heirloom cradle" that I saw online offered with plans, spindles and hardware (I made it for a friend who was having a baby...and finished it just in time for her baby shower). This started me on my downward spiral of purchasing many tools beginning with a "jobsite" tablesaw that folded up when I wasn't using it This was followed up by a planer, jointer, Miter Saw, Drill Press, a 3 section tool chest and "tons" of smaller tools that filled UP that tool chest. I soon found Marc Spagnuolo's site and one of the first (and most important to me), things I learned was that it's OK to make a mistake. It doesn't mean the project is ruined...adjust and keep going! This gave me the courage to step outside of my comfort zone and really learn some new things. In 2009 I purchased several DVDs from Charles Neil and after about 5 minutes or so of watching the first one, I knew this guy knew what he was talking about. I met Charles in person in March 2010 and have been back to his shop several times in the last year and a half. I consider him to be a very good friend and also my woodworking mentor. With the exception of my cutting boards, every piece I build has been (and still is), influenced by Charles Neil in one way or another.

-- North Carolina Woodworker

Latest Activity | view all »

replied on Finishing basics 05-12-2015 10:03 PM
replied on End Grain Cutting Board using General Finishes Salad Bowl Finish 02-18-2015 10:13 AM
replied on Need advice from Finish Experts 08-20-2013 08:40 PM
replied on Charles Neil's on line finishing Class 06-05-2013 09:00 PM
commented on Live Edge Table 04-29-2013 09:30 PM
commented on Live Edge Table 04-28-2013 11:35 PM
posted review Live Edge Table 04-28-2013 04:40 PM
commented on Charles Neil Finishing Workshop 04-28-2013 03:44 PM
replied on A New Stumpy ... Can Ya Believe it ? ( aka Swamp Art) 04-24-2013 06:16 PM
started topic Finishing Nightmares 02-07-2012 08:29 PM
commented on Maloof Rocker and Lowback Chair classes 02-06-2012 11:58 PM
added project Maloof Rocker 02-06-2012 11:55 PM
replied on The Finest of Eye Candy 01-29-2012 07:16 AM

Latest Projects | view all 9 »

Latest Blog Entries

None so far

Grab widget

11 comments so far

View jockmike2's profile


10635 posts in 3285 days

#1 posted 07-16-2009 11:52 AM

Wellcome to LJs.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

View Scott Bryan's profile

Scott Bryan

27251 posts in 2861 days

#2 posted 07-16-2009 12:32 PM

Hello Justin,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be both a rewarding and an inspirational part of your woodworking adventure.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

View Bigdogs117's profile


1864 posts in 2660 days

#3 posted 07-16-2009 02:39 PM

Welcome to the shop. I look forward to seeing your projects and I hope you enjoy the site. There is alot of good information available from both professionals and amateurs who are willing to share their craft. God Bless!

-- Rusty

View woodworm's profile


14144 posts in 2629 days

#4 posted 07-16-2009 02:40 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

View SnowyRiver's profile


51451 posts in 2519 days

#5 posted 07-16-2009 03:22 PM

Welcome aboard. Glad to have you on Lumberjocks !

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

View Max's profile


55981 posts in 3312 days

#6 posted 07-16-2009 05:34 PM

Glad to see that you have made Lumberjocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

View Karson's profile


34987 posts in 3439 days

#7 posted 07-16-2009 11:44 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. Glad to have you aboard. †

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

View cabinetmaster's profile


10874 posts in 2597 days

#8 posted 07-17-2009 02:32 AM

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help you with your woodworking endeavors. Feel free to ask for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

View a1Jim's profile


113725 posts in 2616 days

#9 posted 07-17-2009 05:29 AM

Welcome to LJs were there are great people.super projects and outstanding woodworkers.Enjoy.

-- Custom furniture

View Splinterman's profile


23058 posts in 2400 days

#10 posted 07-17-2009 01:15 PM

“Welcome to LJ’s”……The best place to enhance your skills and knowledge.

View Grumpy's profile


20617 posts in 2890 days

#11 posted 07-18-2009 08:05 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks . This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics