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Location: Oakwood Hills, Il

I spent my professional life as a Manufacturing Engineer/Tool Designer.
Precision was part of my daily life.

I have also had an extensive love of fine woodworking. This and my background in engineering led to my designing and building custom furniture for our home such as: tables, desks, and a complete bedroom set.

Now, my wife, Joan, and I want to share our love of precision, handcrafted wood pieces with others.

-- John, Illinois,

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commented on I forgive you 08-10-2015 01:45 PM
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commented on box 07-22-2014 10:15 AM
commented on Box 07-22-2014 10:10 AM
commented on Flower wall plaque 07-22-2014 10:07 AM
commented on Router Template Doubles As Drill Guide 07-22-2014 12:58 AM
commented on Wixey WR525 Remote Digital Readout 07-21-2014 07:21 PM
added project Router Template Doubles As Drill Guide 07-21-2014 12:15 PM
posted review Wixey WR525 Remote Digital Readout 07-21-2014 10:42 AM
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commented on Bird and flower box 06-18-2014 10:57 AM
commented on Dust Deputy Vacuum Cart 05-11-2014 12:26 PM
commented on Dust Deputy Vacuum Cart 05-07-2014 04:15 PM
commented on Walnut Box with Maple "Racing Stripes" 04-24-2014 05:40 PM
posted review Dust Deputy / Oneida Air Systems Inc. 04-21-2014 04:20 PM

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#1 posted 06-27-2013 04:16 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks – enjoy the Community.

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

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#2 posted 06-27-2013 04:30 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
Click on the word” home” next to the profile picture of the member you want to contact ,then click on “send message”
Need help with posting or other questions ?
Martin SojKa ( LJs founder)
Ms DebbieP AKA Debbie Pribele (Ljs community manager)
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.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 06-27-2013 04:59 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#4 posted 06-27-2013 07:36 PM

Welcome aboard. It’s great that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#5 posted 06-27-2013 11:34 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- Todd

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#6 posted 06-28-2013 10:07 PM

Thank you for your comment on my art work.

-- Todd

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#7 posted 06-28-2013 10:07 PM

Thank you for your comment on my art work.

-- Todd

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#8 posted 06-29-2013 05:01 PM

Hey John…welcome to Lumberjocks….I hope you enjoy this site as much as I do, there are a lot of friendly and willing to help or advise… glad you could join us.. Also thank you for your kind words about my box….

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#9 posted 07-03-2013 01:55 PM

Hey John, Welcome to LJs… Checked out your site and like your boxes/candle holders… Look forward to seeing more of your work…

-- Dan

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#10 posted 07-04-2013 12:04 PM


Thank you for visiting our site and for the compliment.

Your “Drink Coasters and Box” is very unique. One can see that a lot of time and effort was put into this project.

-- John, Illinois,

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#11 posted 07-08-2013 10:46 AM

Welcome to LJ’s. Your projects are very eye-pleasing. Work/Play safe. Keep makin dust.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#12 posted 07-09-2013 01:07 PM


Thank you for the great compliment.

You have some very looking projects on you page. I’ll be back to it.

-- John, Illinois,

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#13 posted 08-19-2013 04:29 PM

Thank you for posting the Obelisk. I think it will make a lovely present for my wife, if I can get around to building it. The compound angles may be tricky for the copper, but once finished it will be worth it. Makes a striking addition to the landscape I think.

-- Henryk, South Carolina

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#14 posted 03-28-2014 11:58 PM

Very nice design, finish and colors wow, your profile reads as if your wife in involved with the work, I fso I understand the spotless shop and all the color.
Great job,

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