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Location: Highland Falls, NY
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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 halloween 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, and I've decided to begin to attempt to teach myself how to do hand caning..

I do a lot of home improvement, usually by the seat of my pants, but so far, so good!

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

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commented on Recycled key ring holder 461 days ago
commented on Recycled key ring holder 461 days ago
commented on This Ever Happen To You? 461 days ago
commented on WALNUT BOOKCASE 469 days ago
commented on What to do with wine corks! 469 days ago
commented on Surf Boards for the Boys @ Work 469 days ago
commented on Dance on a Volcano II #4: Skating Away on the Thin Ice of a New Day 469 days ago
commented on Refinished and custom designed antique spool box 469 days ago
commented on Back for the winter months! #1: New items in the works 469 days ago
added project Recycled key ring holder 470 days ago
added blog entry Back for the winter months! #1: New items in the works 470 days ago
commented on Refurb, Antique Walnut Table #5: A Serious Setback 470 days ago
commented on Refurb, Antique Walnut Table #4: Scraping By on a Formerly Split Top 470 days ago
commented on ALL BENT TO SHAPE BOX 470 days ago
commented on A couple handsaws 470 days ago

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Max

55949 posts in 2774 days


#1 posted 932 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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SnowyRiver

51451 posts in 1982 days


#2 posted 932 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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surfin2

51278 posts in 1637 days


#3 posted 931 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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Susan

65 posts in 932 days


#4 posted 931 days ago

Thanks everyone!! Glad to be here!

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

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Gary

6062 posts in 1934 days


#5 posted 931 days ago

Welcome to the site

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

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Splinterman

23058 posts in 1863 days


#6 posted 931 days ago

“WELCOME to LJ’s.”

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B13

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#7 posted 928 days ago

Welcome! to Lumberjocks

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Susan

65 posts in 932 days


#8 posted 927 days ago

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…

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

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mcoyfrog

2477 posts in 2096 days


#9 posted 925 days ago

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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mafe

9231 posts in 1590 days


#10 posted 917 days ago

Glad to have you here Susan.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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Schwieb

1413 posts in 1963 days


#11 posted 916 days ago

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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