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Location: Shelbyville, Michigan
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Just another retired guy from SW Michigan, who likes to make boxes, furniture, and a few turned pieces.

I also enjoy making Kentucky Rifles, Custom Mausers, a few knives, and bamboo fly rods. Last year I was off on a tangent making kitless custom fountain pens. Lately though, it's been mostly boxes. I keep pushing to make the best box I can make, and tend toward the traditional. My boxes owe their genetics to Andrew Crawford, both his books and his personal help.

I don't sell anything. I just continue to try to make the best box I can produce, and discover better ways of making them. Lately, I've enjoyed making photo documentaries of the process. I've completed three eBook projects so far. Available for download at www.smartboxmaker.com.

My newfound interest in French marquetry has been supplemented with two weeks at the American School of French Marquetry in San Diego. Now, it's down to practice ...practice.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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commented on Reproduction Federal period NY Card Table, c. 1790 12-01-2016 06:06 PM
commented on Queen Anne table 2 11-03-2016 09:13 PM
commented on Newport corner chair 11-03-2016 09:10 PM
commented on Massachusetts serpentine chest 11-03-2016 09:09 PM
commented on Custom 'M' box 10-19-2016 05:28 PM
commented on cue stick case 10-11-2016 01:21 PM
commented on Some recent bits of marquetry 09-18-2016 10:21 AM
commented on granddaughters chest 09-12-2016 02:57 PM
commented on Federal inspired end table 08-27-2016 05:14 PM
commented on Clock 08-23-2016 02:15 PM
commented on Birds and Bees, A Reversing Marquetry Box 07-29-2016 11:03 AM
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ND2ELK

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#1 posted 04-25-2010 04:28 PM

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
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Bureaucrat

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#2 posted 04-25-2010 08:05 PM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! This is a great place to get – or give – advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are a wonderful source of new ideas. I look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

To get the most feedback on your projects, it’s best to only post 1 or 2 at a time. This way you will get feedback over several days and from a wide variety of members.

Please enjoy your membership.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#3 posted 04-25-2010 08:27 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Max

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#4 posted 04-25-2010 10:02 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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#5 posted 04-26-2010 03:05 AM

“WELCOME to LJ’s” ….the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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#6 posted 04-26-2010 06:04 AM

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#7 posted 05-01-2010 02:18 AM

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself a few months ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…

Wisty

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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Karson

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#8 posted 05-19-2010 05:30 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 karsonwm@gmail.com †

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Triumph1

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#9 posted 05-25-2010 01:28 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks Roger. Always nice to see a fellow box maker come aboard. Enjoy yourself and prepare to be inspired and inspire others.

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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DAWG

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#10 posted 06-02-2010 05:18 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks I hope you enjoy this site as much as I do, I’m sure you will.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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Roger

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#11 posted 10-30-2010 04:22 AM

you are for sure, the box magician… Great great boxes…........ ALL of em

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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jbschutz

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#12 posted 01-14-2011 10:13 PM

Roger, Usually, the small box bottoms are lined with black velvet. I have done a couple of jewelry boxes with dividers and trays. Your boxes are extraordinary….some day, I aspire to reach your level.

-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com

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Roger

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#13 posted 02-26-2011 01:07 PM

you’ve got some awesome projects. besides, a Kentucky Rifle builder has gotta be a friend o mine..

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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Fettler

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#14 posted 10-05-2014 10:08 AM

you have some amazing pieces of work there.

-- --Rob, Seattle, WA

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#15 posted 05-19-2016 09:02 PM

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