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Location: Highland Falls, NY
Website: http://stores.ebay.com/madjesterwoodworksinc/Vintage-Hardware-and-Tools-/_i.html?_fsub=473085919

I sell vintage hand tools to take up my time in between procrastinating on wood projects....click the link above to see what I have available at the moment.

I am a furniture refinisher with my own small business in a very small town in NY. I started out over twenty years ago out of necessity (I was poor, and I had a lot of donated furniture from some fantastic friends). I was able to turn my necessary hobby into a business, and I've been fortunate enough to have been able to work for a very high end custom furniture designer for a few years prior to starting my business. Most of what I do, I've picked up along the way from some very knowledgeable people and a lot of trial and error.

While I specialize in refinishing, I also like to dabble in making small items like boxes and miniature toe pincher caskets (strange, yes....fun...yes and they can also be used for a beloved pet that may have passed away). I'm able to do some gold leaf work, faux finish work, and I have recently (within the past year) begun using only Danish Oil finishes with a waxed lacquer topcoat. I make up my own alcohol based stains when I don't use the danish oil.

-- Sue~ Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle

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#1 posted 09-30-2011 07:50 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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#2 posted 09-30-2011 08:25 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 10-01-2011 12:51 AM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#4 posted 10-01-2011 02:01 AM

Thanks everyone!! Glad to be here!

-- Sue~ Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle

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#5 posted 10-01-2011 08:17 AM

Welcome to the site

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#6 posted 10-01-2011 09:00 AM

“WELCOME to LJ’s.”

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#7 posted 10-04-2011 06:06 AM

Welcome! to Lumberjocks

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#8 posted 10-05-2011 03:09 AM

You are all so nice to welcome me! Hopefully I’ll have some pics up soon on my current projects….been working too much, but haven’t snapped the pics yet…

-- Sue~ Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle

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#9 posted 10-07-2011 04:29 PM

Welcome and like everyone said already you will love it here I’m sure…

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#10 posted 10-15-2011 06:26 PM

Glad to have you here Susan.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#11 posted 10-16-2011 01:43 PM

Welcome Susan! I think there is great honor in reworking older furniture back to a renewed life. Out of necessity came opportunity. You’re about to meet some very interesting woodworkers. I feel certain you will return often to this site.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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