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Murray Tate


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Location: Halifax, NS, Canada

Having grown up in the under the guided eyes of a general conractor I began my love affair early working in the summers for my father's firm. Not straying too far I then chose to attend University and took Engineering at STFX and TUNS in Nova Scotia.

I work as a Project Manager in a firm that represents owners in thier facility constrcution projects. It is an exciting career but none of these are my true passion. I leave that to my dog, my wife and mostly my new born daughter. On the off times I get to go to my shop.

Previous to my shop I used my father's but having just built my house, followed quickly by the shop and collecting tools I am just begining to get back into wood working. I prefeer working with mixed species of hardwoods in my furniture pieces and this also comes out in my house and I avoid stains...frankly I think I hate stain...why would anyone want to distort the natural beauty of God's creation with a stain. Now to get off that rant I also enjoy creating one of a kinds. I have only tried to ever turn a few pieces of wood and that was enough to scare me off but envy those who can...someday maybe. I have just aquired an old Delta shaper that is the latest learning curve I am on. I typically learn by trial and error and went searching for advice on my new shaper and landed here.

I think this site is going to be worthwhile and will post pics of my shop, past and future projects, tools, etc soon.

-- joint at a time!

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commented on Dining Table...Now Coffee Table 01-31-2008 08:01 PM
commented on ckip's Workshop 01-24-2008 12:40 AM
commented on Bed 01-17-2008 08:14 PM
replied on Ridgid Jointer JP0610 Height 01-17-2008 02:34 PM
commented on Murray Tate's Workshop 01-17-2008 02:29 PM
commented on Dining Table...Now Coffee Table 01-17-2008 02:23 PM
commented on Plant Stand 01-17-2008 02:20 PM
commented on Sofa Table 01-17-2008 02:15 PM
commented on Need a new Dining Table 01-17-2008 02:11 PM
commented on Bed 01-17-2008 03:54 AM
replied on Ridgid Jointer JP0610 Height 01-17-2008 03:53 AM
commented on A great portable saw 01-17-2008 03:42 AM
added workshop Murray Tate's Workshop 01-17-2008 03:10 AM
added project Bed 01-17-2008 03:01 AM
added project Sofa Table 01-17-2008 02:53 AM

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#1 posted 01-15-2008 07:35 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#2 posted 01-15-2008 07:35 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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#3 posted 01-15-2008 08:20 PM

Welcome to the wonderful world of LJ’s (Enjoy) Step on in, The water’s fine, fine, fine.
Ask, Show, Teach, Learn
There’s something here for anyone that likes working with wood.
Plus new friends
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

View Karson's profile


35130 posts in 4522 days

#4 posted 01-15-2008 08:23 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. Glad to have you aboard.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

View GaryK's profile


10262 posts in 4110 days

#5 posted 01-15-2008 08:56 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks! Enjoy yourself.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 01-16-2008 12:25 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 01-17-2008 10:54 PM

Welcome to the forum! We’ll look forward to seeing some of your projects.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#8 posted 01-18-2008 06:56 AM

Welcome Murray, This is a great site. You have some great work, they are all real nice.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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4915 posts in 4158 days

#9 posted 01-20-2008 07:04 PM

Hey! Welcome to LJ!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#10 posted 01-29-2008 07:14 PM

We would like to welcome you to the one and only LumberJocks. If you should need any woodworking question answered, don’t hesitate to ask. Somebody’s gonna have a good answer for you.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#11 posted 01-10-2010 08:24 PM

Congratulations on your upcoming 2 year anniversary being a Lumber Jock. Thanks for your posts and projects.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#12 posted 01-11-2010 01:51 PM

Congratulations on your Anniversay. We look forward to your continued posts and projects.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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