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Location: Wellington, New Zealand

I am a keen woodworker who prefers to use only hand tools. I occasionally have a lapse and use a power tool but much prefer a more manual approach. Particularly keen on hand saws, planes, spokeshave and draw knives. Also do quite a bit of wood turning, mainly spindle work. Retired a few years ago and so now am able to spend much more time in my shed (workshop).

Lately I been enjoying Nesuke type carving but applied to things like the walking sticks and planes that I make. I am the Secretary of our local Woodworking Club.

-- RusticJohn

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#1 posted 07-27-2008 01:37 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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#2 posted 07-27-2008 02:29 AM

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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#3 posted 07-27-2008 05:11 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 †

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#4 posted 07-27-2008 07:34 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks – enjoy the Community.

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

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#5 posted 07-27-2008 10:22 AM

Welcome to lumberjocks

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#6 posted 07-27-2008 02:07 PM

Hello RusticJohn,

Welcome to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be an rewarding and informational aspect of your woodworking adventure.

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

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#7 posted 07-27-2008 02:39 PM

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

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#8 posted 07-27-2008 06:05 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#9 posted 07-27-2008 09:42 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks John. 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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#10 posted 07-27-2008 11:40 PM

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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#11 posted 07-28-2008 05:00 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! It’s a great place 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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#12 posted 01-28-2011 04:15 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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