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Location: colville, washington
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i caught the bug, and have had woodlust for just over a year and a half. i hand carve wooden spoons, bowls, and other kitchen utensils, although i definitely wish to expand, and broaden my carving horizons.
i use mostly hardwoods, and burls when i can get my hands on them. i got my start while living in northern humboldt county. while i was there i met a man, who turned out to be a good friend, who tears down 100+year old barns that are constructed out of old-growth redwood, and repurposes the lumber into high end funiture. he was commissioned to make a couple hundred spoons and spatulas, and didnt have time to do the project due to deadlines with current projects at the time. so, he put me to work on the spoons and spatulas. he handed me a couple templates he had made, and turned me loose in the shop. after inspecting my first spoon and spatula, he told me, "man, these are nicer than the first ones i made, maybe you ought to go into buisness for yourself!" so i did. and havent looked back since. so i owe my love for woodworking not only to my good friend jereme, but also to the beauty and splendor of old-growth redwood. if you havent ever worked with old-growth redwood, i highly recomend it. it is so very beautiful, and has so much variety.

-- David Milton colville washington norwoodorigins@gmail.com

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started topic Hawaiian Woodworkers 07-15-2014 04:29 AM
commented on Ball and Burl 01-30-2014 01:21 AM
started topic band saw blades. do not buy SuperCut blades... 01-28-2014 01:54 AM
commented on Spalted Hackberry 01-26-2014 07:27 AM
commented on Spoons 12-31-2013 02:55 AM
commented on Walnut Turned Bowl 12-27-2013 08:56 PM
started topic sanding for shine. 12-27-2013 08:53 PM
commented on Squares 11-17-2013 07:17 PM
replied on Novice lumber questions 11-02-2013 08:19 PM
commented on Cape Arago 11-02-2013 08:09 PM
commented on Oak Tree Wood Carving in Maple Burl by Gary "Wiz" Burns the treewiz 10-27-2013 09:36 PM
replied on Ryobi Belt and Disc Sander with 4"x36" belt and 6" wheel (DEAD, and dont know why) 10-26-2013 06:02 AM
replied on Ryobi Belt and Disc Sander with 4"x36" belt and 6" wheel (DEAD, and dont know why) 10-21-2013 09:10 PM
commented on "Deep Forest Boogie" in Maple Burl 10-20-2013 10:20 PM
commented on Oak Tree Wood Carving in Maple Burl by Gary "Wiz" Burns the treewiz 10-20-2013 10:18 PM

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#1 posted 09-23-2013 05:46 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#2 posted 09-23-2013 11:46 PM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy !
Because I often get asked questions by new members I’ve included the answers to the most( FAQ) along with my welcoming message to LJs.
You should know that posting questions or projects here (your profile page) will not get you very many responses’ just because it’s your profile page not part of a main forum. To post in a main forum read below.
Want to know how to post something?
See the drop-down box underneath my Lumberjocks in the upper right hand corner. Click on the arrow and select which type of posting you want to make (Project, Blog entry, Forum topic). This will take you to the appropriate page and you just fill in the form.
Sending Private messages(PMs) to other members
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Need help with posting or other questions ?
Contact:
Martin SojKa ( LJs founder)
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Ms DebbieP AKA Debbie Pribele (Ljs community manager)http://lumberjocks.com/MsDebbieP
Just for the record even though I have a large number of post I’m not involved with LJs management ,I’m just another member.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 10-07-2013 12:36 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks, David. I hope you get as much out of LJs as I have. Can’t wait to see your first project.

-- Howard - "Time spent making sawdust is not deducted from one's lifetime." - old Scottish proverb

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#4 posted 10-07-2013 01:58 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- Todd

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