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Location: West Glacier, Montana

Splinters Woodworks has evolved from working where ever I could work at;
....a small balcony storage room;
to a friends shop over his garage;
to a small garage;
to a small shop of my own in beautiful Northwest Montana.
There, I can sort of set up my tools and work on projects at the same time. Although that is quickly changing and will need to expand soon. Of course I suppose one never really has enough room do they. Which is why plans are currently being developed for my dream shop, which I hope will be roughed in by Fall 2008.
Currently I am working on creating cribbage boards, cutting boards, custom boxes, pizza peels, footstools, picture frames, and lately carving house/address signs.
I retired from the National Park Service after 30 years of dedicated service and am now working full time in my woodshop creating custom creations for my customers.
Have started doing showings at local farmers markets twice a week and art shows during the summer months. They are a great place to make contacts and hear what the public is looking for or thinking about. Plus it gets me visibility for future projects/clients.
Updating the website is a time consumer in itself, but very worth the effort in the long run, Receiving orders and inquiries from all over the United States.
Seems like I am working harder and longer hours now than when i was working a federal day job, However the happiness and job satisfaction is much more pleasureable.(I even like my boss now...)

-- Splinters - Living and Loving life in the Rockies - -

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#1 posted 2594 days ago

Splinters Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- 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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188 posts in 2684 days

#2 posted 2592 days ago

Tks Karson…..still trying to get this page set up and use it on a regular basis..

-- Splinters - Living and Loving life in the Rockies - -

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#3 posted 2589 days ago

Welcome Aboard Splinters. I am sure you will enjoy it here, I know I do.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#4 posted 2502 days ago

Welcome to the best place in town…LumberJocks web site! We are so glad you finally showed up. Enjoy your self here.

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

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#5 posted 2350 days ago

Nice projects splinters. Particularly like the outdoor setting. Does your boomerang come back?

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 2278 days ago

Hi Splinters,

I saw that you were asking for more information on a Table I did. I posted some more info and pictures for you (as another project) Carey Dining Table – Prior to finishing on my projects page.

-- Brian, Folsom, CA

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#7 posted 2262 days ago

Hi Splinters!
You’ve given me a great idea. I love to play cribbage and I hunt. I never thought of combining the two. What caliber is he using for the pegs?

-- Teri, Kokomo, IN

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#8 posted 2262 days ago

Another thought … if you use ballistic tipped bullets, the tips are different colors … for different colored pegs :)

-- Teri, Kokomo, IN

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#9 posted 1589 days ago

Congratulations on being a Lumber Jock for 3 years. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit and happy anniversary!

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#10 posted 1589 days ago

Congratulations on your Anniversary. Hope you have many more on LumberJocks. We appreciate your posts and projects.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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