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Location: Chicopee MA
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I started woodworking in my late teens when I got a job as a laborer at a local cabinet shop. I ended up leaving the shop to work for an amazingly talented cabinet maker/carver who greatly influenced my appreciation of the medium but as I grew older I moved out of the profession to pursue a different career. For many years I longed to return to a hobby of woodworking but always resisted due to living in an apartment and not having the dedicated space. Several years ago after moving into our first house my wife surprised me with a table saw for Christmas. I soon realized that despite my appreciation for woodworking I had much to learn. I started making some small projects for my daughter and from there I built a workbench and cabinets for my small shop. Since then I have been working to develop my skills with both traditional hand tools and power tools. In the last couple years I have focused mostly on making custom walking sticks and canes (again something that started with a project for my daughter). This has allowed me to explore my interests in carving and most recently try my hand at turning. I have found woodworking to be a rewarding way to express my creativity and feel that I am finally at the age that I can learn from my mistakes as opposed to getting frustrated and giving up.

-- Rafe Demers

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commented on Holtzapffel-inspired Workbench (on a budget) 08-24-2014 01:49 PM
added project Jewelry Box 07-17-2014 11:15 PM
added project Derby Walking Cane 07-16-2014 09:36 PM
added project Nightmare Before Christmas Wand 07-16-2014 09:15 PM
commented on Cardigan walking cane 05-17-2014 02:12 AM
replied on Gluing solid wood panels 05-16-2014 10:19 AM
started topic Gluing solid wood panels 05-15-2014 06:15 PM
commented on Question /Gluing solid wood panels 05-15-2014 06:13 PM
commented on Quarter Sawn Sycamore and Ziricote Jewelry Box 05-15-2014 10:25 AM
added blog entry Question /Gluing solid wood panels 05-14-2014 06:26 PM
commented on Custom Cane #148: Ironwood, Gabon Ebony, Padauk, Rosewood [Starry Night Cane] 02-22-2014 11:18 AM
commented on Blackthorn Shillelagh 02-18-2014 07:56 PM
commented on Fritz Handle Walking Canes 02-18-2014 07:46 PM
added project Fritz Handle Walking Canes 02-18-2014 06:18 PM
added project Cardigan walking cane 02-18-2014 05:56 PM

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surfin2

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#1 posted 12-19-2012 02:40 AM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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Rafe Demers

55 posts in 675 days


#2 posted 12-19-2012 03:08 AM

Thanks Rick! I am looking forward to posting some projects and getting to know the other members of LJs!

-- Rafe Demers

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 12-19-2012 03:40 AM

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”

More details on posting
http://lumberjocks.com/help/getting-started

The LJs Team
http://lumberjocks.com/about/team

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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Max

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#4 posted 12-19-2012 05:38 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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Rafe Demers

55 posts in 675 days


#5 posted 01-09-2013 10:17 PM

I am just getting around to posting projects and learning more about the site, thanks for all of the support and warm welcomes. I can already see this is a great community to be part of.

-- Rafe Demers

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