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Location: Pacific Northwest

Started eighteen years ago fixing up the house when Mom left for the nursing home. Just thought I'd fix things up inside to increase the lightness on dreary, dark, rainy days in the Northwest. Still working on things. Each project spawns four more. I've done lots of trim work - crown moldings, sub-rails, chair rails, wall frames, and base trim. Built archways to separate rooms and give each its own identity. Last was a rosewood fireplace mantle with crown, dentils, boxes, and half-round marble pillars. This is just a little 1950's rambler, but who knew that it needed so much??!

I really like customizing and creating useful and beautiful things.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#1 posted 03-19-2008 10:43 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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#2 posted 03-20-2008 12:09 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#3 posted 03-20-2008 12:40 AM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#4 posted 03-20-2008 12:40 AM

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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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 03-20-2008 01:28 AM


Let me welcome you to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be an exciting and rewarding part of your woodworking adventure.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 03-20-2008 05:58 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

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

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#7 posted 03-22-2008 06:24 AM

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 †

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#8 posted 03-25-2008 07:38 PM

Thanks, everybody, for the warm welcome! May all your projects be successful!

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#9 posted 06-02-2008 05:58 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. The projects are an inspiration, the information is priceless and the people are supportive. The only problem is, the site can get addictive.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 06-02-2008 06:39 AM

If you like working with wood, you’re in the right place. Welcome.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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Paul D

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#11 posted 06-02-2008 01:45 PM

Welcome to LJs !! Glad you have joined us !!

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#12 posted 03-14-2009 06:26 PM

Congratulations! This coming week you will have been a Lumber Jock for 1 year! Thanks for your participation.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#13 posted 10-15-2009 05:04 AM

Hi Rich,I will find out the exact colors for you this weekend. I was lucky to have an absolute artist working with me on that job. She has a masters degree in fine art & has been a scene backdrop painter for the opera for many years. I trimmed a basement with clear mixed grain doug fir in one room & MDF in the storage room, when I came back so see the stain & finnish on the DF I looked in the other room where she had made faux grain to look just like the wood in the other room! I have seen faux burl dashboards in old cars bet her work blew me away

-- $tudie

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#14 posted 03-13-2010 03:44 AM

Another year has rolled by. We must be having too much fun, cause it seems like just yesterday when I congratulated you on 1 year.
And now it’s time for: Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary at Lumber Jocks. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit and happy anniversary!

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#15 posted 03-13-2010 11:40 PM

Thanks, Gary! It’s been a wonderful experience, and it just keeps getting better.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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