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I'm a furniture finisher by trade - been doing it 30 years now - but that's just to pay the bills. If I were independently wealthy I'd spend my days puttering in my garden during the cool(er) mornings and the rest of the day would be spent in our shop working on any number of things. I love to woodburn, inlay, carve and turn but I also look forward to the big builds like a new kitchen island or a built-in for the closet.
We've had plenty of opportunities for that over the past 3 years as we rebuilt after a house fire and did all the inside work ourselves including that island and closet unit, laundry room cabinets, stair railings, doors, and cubby-storage to name a few of the many projects in the rebuild.

My favorite wood for color and grain - walnut.
My favorite wood for carving and inlay - padauk.
My favorite wood for burnings - clear maple.

We're not professionals at building but we enjoy the journey from glimmer of an idea, talking it to death, getting it on paper, refining the plan, gathering the materials, making sawdust and setting it in place.

-- Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best. --Theodore I. Rubin

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#1 posted 815 days ago

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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KarenW

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#2 posted 815 days ago

Thanks James—I’ve been looking and reading for a couple weeks now and have really enjoyed my time here. Hope I can contribute to the community.

-- Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best. --Theodore I. Rubin

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#3 posted 815 days ago

Welcome to LJs. This is a great place with very fine people; make yourself at home.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#4 posted 815 days ago

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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#5 posted 815 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks, Karen. It sounds like you really love woodworking. Enjoy.

helluvawreck
https://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 815 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#7 posted 814 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#8 posted 813 days ago

A hearty welcome.Nice to see a woman cabinetmaker .Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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