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Location: east haven, CT

Hi my name is Rob Ashton I became a career fireman in 2009; prior to that I was a finish carpenter for twenty five years. I always enjoyed making things out of wood. I started making pens out of wood as a hobby about six years ago. I gave them out as gifts to family and friends. I put it aside to go to school to become a Paramedic when my schedule became hectic between school, work and family. Recently I found my box which contained some of my pens that I had previously made. I started to experiment with some designs and remembered the enjoyment I got from creating pens from wood. Well now i guess the natural progression from turning pens is to salt and pepper grinders then to bowls. Now i cant get enough, If im not at the fire house Im in the basement.

-- Rob, CT,

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commented on walnut, willow and maple box 08-26-2012 12:58 AM
added project wood flower 08-25-2012 02:05 AM
added project walnut, willow and maple box 08-25-2012 01:50 AM
replied on HELP finishing a maple slab 07-31-2012 02:34 AM
started topic HELP finishing a maple slab 07-31-2012 02:19 AM
replied on Premature assembly syndrome 07-17-2012 06:14 PM
replied on What drew you in? 07-17-2012 06:01 PM
commented on Live edge cedar sofa table 07-17-2012 05:41 PM
commented on Australian Jarrah Burl Wood Bar Bistro Pub Twisted Juniper Table Malachite Stone Inlay 07-17-2012 05:22 PM
commented on Field of Mushrooms 07-17-2012 05:13 PM
added project Live edge cedar sofa table 07-17-2012 05:09 PM
added project willow burl bowl 07-17-2012 04:49 PM
replied on A little help if you please, Fellow LJ'ers 01-13-2012 04:24 AM
commented on pencil box - Celtic knot carving 12-27-2011 06:56 AM
added project Claro Walnut Burl bowl 12-27-2011 06:49 AM

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#1 posted 12-23-2011 11:30 PM

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 12-24-2011 12:42 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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#3 posted 12-24-2011 01:11 AM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#4 posted 12-24-2011 02:54 AM

Thank you

-- Rob, CT,

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#5 posted 12-24-2011 05:06 AM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 12-24-2011 05:25 AM

Welcome to the site. Glad you found us. You’re gonna like it here

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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