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1411 posts in 1959 days

Location: Williston, FL
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I have literally been around woodworking all my life and the passion for making things has only grown over time. My Dad was a woodworker and I grew up with him running a woodworking business. We made church furniture, library and school furniture, funiture parts, all sorts of things. My first tools were a used small Rockwell Delta lathe and scroll saw that I received for Christmas when I was 11 or 12 and have to this day. I made some tall walnut salt and pepper shakers for my Mom one Christmas and a friend saw them and asked me if I could make him a set for $5. Seemed like a lot of money to me back in 1960. Most of what I know about woodworking I learned from experience, reading, or osmosis (probably as relevant as anything). I don't know what it is about it, but I love the whole experience of finding materials, designing a project, and then executing it with all the fine details that make it special. I can always tell a really appreciative person of something well done because they will always touch it and feel it as well as admire it. A finely made object begs to be handled and not just looked at.

A tour in the Air Force got me away from home in NW Ohio long enough to consider career options. I ended up becoming a dentist and presently live and work in North Central Florida. I was finally able to build a really nice workshop about in 2001. Of course this was designed by and mostly built myself. I am semi-retired at this time and practice 3 days and am generally in the shop the rest of the time. I like to build furniture for the most part but like to turn as well and have lately been working through the challenges of turning large bowls. I work mostly with native materials or whatever I can scrounge up.

My signature line, literally means "Through hard work, will dreams come true" I believe it with all my heart.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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Max

55949 posts in 2771 days


#1 posted 1959 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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Scott Bryan

27251 posts in 2320 days


#2 posted 1959 days ago

Hello Schwieb,

Welcome to LJs. I am sure 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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trifern

8132 posts in 2265 days


#3 posted 1959 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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Schwieb

1411 posts in 1959 days


#4 posted 1959 days ago

Thank you all for the welcome. I stumbled onto this website just today quite by accident. I’m looking forward to posting some photos of some of my work

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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woodworm

14124 posts in 2088 days


#5 posted 1959 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

Take care and work safely.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Karson

34795 posts in 2898 days


#6 posted 1959 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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gjd

18326 posts in 2150 days


#7 posted 1959 days ago

Welcome to Lumber Jocks. This is a great place to get project ideas, advice in the forums (you can give as well as get advice there) and have a pretty good time with folk with similar interests. Thanks for signing on.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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rikkor

11295 posts in 2372 days


#8 posted 1958 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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HallTree

5661 posts in 2265 days


#9 posted 1957 days ago

Welcome Ken. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see more of your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and use pushsticks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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Grumpy

19053 posts in 2349 days


#10 posted 1957 days ago

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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rtb

1099 posts in 2211 days


#11 posted 1957 days ago

welcome to the family, pull up a stump and sit awhile.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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woodworm

14124 posts in 2088 days


#12 posted 1957 days ago

Your workshop looks great. Very keen to have a look at the inside views.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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ND2ELK

13495 posts in 2272 days


#13 posted 1944 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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Schwieb

1411 posts in 1959 days


#14 posted 1944 days ago

Tom, You’re right the site can be addictive. I find myself poking around the site and the projects regularly. It’s very impressive the wide range of work and the high quality of it that is being turned out. I thought I was a pretty good woodworker but I can’t hold a candle to some of this work. Makes me want to tighten up and get better and spend more time in the shop.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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gjd

18326 posts in 2150 days


#15 posted 1599 days ago

Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary as a Lumber Jock! I look forward to more of your posts.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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