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Location: Highland Falls, NY
Website: https://www.facebook.com/MadJesterWood

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.

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

After a recent accident to my store, since I've had to rebuild nearly from the ground up (thank goodness I didn't lose any tools in the process...) I've decided to revamp the structure of my business...no more refinishing, but I'm going to devote more time to my small projects like boxes, knife scale replacement, guitar picks and maybe even try my hand at some cutting boards.

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

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commented on Projects that I worked on over last winter while I was in "exile"... 09-17-2014 03:24 AM
commented on Hand planes...found for a bargain, learning how to refurbish them... #1: Small unmarked hand plane refurb 09-17-2014 02:35 AM
commented on Hand planes...found for a bargain, learning how to refurbish them... #1: Small unmarked hand plane refurb 09-17-2014 01:25 AM
commented on Where the heck have I been all this time??? 09-16-2014 11:37 PM
commented on Hand planes...found for a bargain, learning how to refurbish them... #1: Small unmarked hand plane refurb 09-16-2014 11:01 PM
commented on Elevated Dog Bed / Table 09-16-2014 09:02 PM
added blog entry Hand planes...found for a bargain, learning how to refurbish them... #1: Small unmarked hand plane refurb 09-16-2014 09:00 PM
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commented on Fuming a Small Oak Box 09-16-2014 02:16 AM
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Max

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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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MadJester

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

Thanks everyone!! Glad to be here!

-- Sue (Susan) 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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MadJester

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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 (Susan) 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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