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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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ND2ELK

13495 posts in 2401 days


#1 posted 1581 days ago

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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gjd

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#2 posted 1580 days ago

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.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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SnowyRiver

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#3 posted 1580 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Max

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#4 posted 1580 days ago

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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Splinterman

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#5 posted 1580 days ago

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

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 1580 days ago

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 1575 days ago

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 1557 days ago

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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Triumph1

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#9 posted 1551 days ago

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 , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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DAWG

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#10 posted 1543 days ago

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 1393 days ago

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

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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jbschutz

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#12 posted 1316 days ago

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 1274 days ago

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. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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