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Location: Allegan, Michigan

I do many different types of woodworking, from antique repair, chair caning & rushing, to tunings, for repair or demonstration, to build cabinets for TVs & bookcases, to carving on clock shelves. We work with all types of tools, from wooden planes to power tablesaws, and many spots inbetween.

I also run the woodworking shop in our historical villiage at the Allegan Co. fairgrounds run by the Allegan Co Historical Society. Been working with wood for about 35 years but there is always time to learn something new, I am not real old, just started young. and still enjoy doing the work.

My latest big boy toy is a 1870's treadle (foot powered) jigsaw that is my swmbo's great uncle's, who I knew years before her. hopefully we will restore it to original this summer and me and the boys will use it again in September at the fair.
I also have a website for our original and reproduction hardware for furniture and homes along with chair seating lamp parts

-- Craig in Southwest Michigan

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commented on Step Stool of Love 01-19-2013 02:30 PM
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replied on Sandusky Plow Plane 04-15-2012 09:56 PM
commented on rustic log magizine end table 04-01-2011 03:54 AM
added project rustic log magizine end table 03-31-2011 09:01 PM
added project Birch legged sm Rustic slab coffee table 10-15-2010 08:33 PM
commented on Red painted with oak hand carved door jelly cupboard 10-15-2010 04:51 PM
added project Natural edge red cedar shelf 10-15-2010 04:43 PM
added project Natural edge walnut coat racks 10-15-2010 03:59 PM
added project Red painted with oak hand carved door jelly cupboard 10-15-2010 03:55 PM
added project Natural Pine top with Mulberry legs Harvest Table 09-03-2009 04:50 PM
added project Natural Walnut Sofa Table 09-03-2009 04:39 PM
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#1 posted 03-19-2008 07:53 PM

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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#2 posted 03-19-2008 08:02 PM

We welcome you to the one and only LumberJocks. We hope that you enjoy your stay/visit each and every time you show up on our door step. If you should need any woodworking question answered, don’t hesitate to ask. Somebody’s gonna have a good answer for you.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#3 posted 03-19-2008 09:44 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

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

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#4 posted 03-19-2008 10:12 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#5 posted 03-20-2008 12:33 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 03-20-2008 12:43 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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#7 posted 03-20-2008 01:18 AM

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

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

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#8 posted 03-21-2008 12:21 AM

Welcome Craig! You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Show us photo’s of some projects and the woodworking shop in your historical villiage. How many use the shop?

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

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#9 posted 03-22-2008 06:22 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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#10 posted 03-07-2009 04:43 PM

hand woven rush seat
handmade Jelly cupboard, oak

-- Craig in Southwest Michigan

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