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Location: Muskoka, ON Canada

I'm Northern Ontario resident that lost his grandfather last year, and I have taken his passion/love for woodworking all that he taught me and started a small business... 'Original Rudge' Handmade Canadian Cottage Products.

I inherited a bunch of tools including a old Craftsman lathe from my grandfather (which has sucked me in over the last few months...but I love it. Not sure if my wife does?) But, with the demand from family and friends for things, I have taken my hobby to the next level. Which includes everything from a canoe paddle key holder, to Maple Bowls, and Wine Racks....

Most of my products deal with 'Cottage Country' where I have set up as home with my wife, Jaime and our 3 year old daughter, Hannah for the past 8 years.

Life is good up here in the north, and glad to find out about and join Lumber Jocks to share some knowledge, but mostly learn from all of you guys...

-- 'Original Rudge' Muskoka, Cdn

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added project 60 Day Fall Build Challenge - Sawdust Chronicles 04-27-2010 09:12 PM
commented on walnut coffee table 09-12-2009 01:31 AM
added project Finished Laundry Room 09-12-2009 01:19 AM
commented on This years Christmas gift to a local charity for a fund raiser. 09-10-2009 08:42 PM
commented on The Nakashima Inspired Bench 08-01-2009 06:00 PM
commented on Dovetailed Bookcase 08-01-2009 05:55 PM
commented on Entry way to our log home 08-01-2009 05:51 PM
commented on Tack Barn Renovation 07-16-2009 12:52 AM
commented on Steamer Truck 07-10-2009 12:13 AM
commented on Workbench of many colors 07-08-2009 03:20 PM
added project New Laundry Room 07-08-2009 12:51 AM
added project Muskoka Chair 07-08-2009 12:30 AM
commented on Mother's day gift for my wife 05-07-2009 02:32 PM
commented on Phila Chair 05-07-2009 01:03 AM
commented on Baby Gate (self closing and latching) 03-24-2009 11:40 PM

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#1 posted 06-26-2008 01:11 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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#2 posted 06-26-2008 01:47 AM

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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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 06-26-2008 03:31 AM

Hello Rudge,

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

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

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#4 posted 06-26-2008 04:45 AM

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#5 posted 06-26-2008 05:55 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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#6 posted 06-26-2008 10:45 AM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#7 posted 06-26-2008 11:40 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! It’s a great community with great people, and, oh yeah, there’s the woodworking! Have fun and keep safe! :)

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit and sign up for my project updates!

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#8 posted 06-26-2008 01:31 PM

Welcome Rudge! I am sure that you will find this to be a great community of people here at LJ’s.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#9 posted 06-26-2008 02:26 PM

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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#10 posted 06-26-2008 05:08 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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#11 posted 06-27-2008 05:28 AM

Welcome to LJs. If you need anything just ask anyone.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Paul D

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#12 posted 06-27-2008 02:01 PM

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

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#13 posted 06-27-2008 08:02 PM

Very nice!

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#14 posted 06-30-2008 12:06 AM

Welcome to lumberjocks. I hope you take advantage of all the possibilities LJ’s offers

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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#15 posted 07-15-2008 04:44 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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