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Location: Vancouver Island, Canada

I do woodworking mostly because I find a lot of beauty in wooden objects and I like making things and working with tools. I wouldn't mind being a professional woodworker if more people responded to quality work the way people on this forum do. I have built a few things on commission but have found most people are so conditioned by the Walmart mentality that they expect to get it for next to nothing. I like to say "the people with money have no taste and the people with taste have no money". Not always the case but it is true way too often. I give away a lot of stuff rather than suffer the (often unintended) insult of a Walmart price. When I do get paid, my price is based on how muich the client appears to value one-off pieces and their ability to pay. So far, getting rich at this seems a long way off (not that I am too worried about it, but, as many here must also feel, it is nice to be recognized if a piece turns out well).

I like dark woods and use mostly Claro and American Black Walnut in furniture pieces. I also turn local woods like big leaf maple, alder, western red cedar, yellow cedar and anything else that looks like it would make a nice bowl.

I use a combination of hand and power tools. I admire the skill developed by those who practice traditional methods but confess that expediency often results in my using a power tool. I am slowly trying to develop better hand tool skills.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#1 posted 688 days ago

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 688 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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#3 posted 687 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 687 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#5 posted 673 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks where the People and Projects are Amazing! Good Luck!

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#6 posted 600 days ago

Always nice to see another LJ from Western Canada – welcome!

Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#7 posted 592 days ago

Thanks for your comment on my Polor Bear. He is carved with power tool(dremel) from aspen then coated with gesso with streeks of antique white.the finish is acrylic matte. I don’recomend the aspen for power carving ,however it seems to have come out OK.

-- chipsawturn

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Hal Taylor

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#8 posted 549 days ago

Hello MC, Very nice work indeed! I like your signature but I thought it was suppose to be:

Do We Cheat ‘em and How! ;-)

-- Hal, VA,

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