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Location: Pine, Colorado

My name is Ted. My wife, Katherine, is my creative inspiration. She gives me advice, guides me, and, probably most important, she lets me know, in the gentlest way possible, when my idea for a piece isn't necessarily what the piece wants to be. I love her dearly for all she is and all she has to offer.

My Dad was my woodworking inspiration. He created lamps and tables as a hobby. His creations were so inspiring, I finally (at the tender "young" age of 55, or so) decided to try to follow in his footsteps full-time. Only I chose to go beyond what my Dad created, and began making coat racks and coat trees, freeform sculptures, tables, floor and table lamps, and rustic fireplace mantels. I haven't been doing this very long, but this is truly one of the most enjoyable vocations I've ever had (I can finally appreciate now the gift my Dad was trying to instill in me so long ago of working in, and with, this kind of medium)! I marvel at the spirit I see in each and every piece I have the honor of working on as they go through their Renaissance into family heirloom quality works of art.

Microsoft Office Live has disabled my website. So, I've gone with a Facebook page instead. It is still under construction, but if you'd like to take a look, you can do so at:

I also have my own woodworking blog at


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387 posts in 1642 days

#1 posted 1642 days ago

I just joined Lumberjocks and am looking forward to the network. Question: I’m trying to bore 3 1/2 inch diameter holes in 6 to 10 inch thick log slabs to hold wine bottles, and was wondering if any of you out there have any ideas on the best way to go about doing that? I’ve tried using a hole saw with mixed results (plus, this process is slow, labor intensive, and a little on the hair-raising side), and am considering using a self-feed drill bit of that diameter. If any of you have ideas/suggestions, they would be appreciated.


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#2 posted 1642 days ago

Glad to see that you have made Lumberjocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

Your question would get a better response if you posted it in one of the forums here on Lumberjocks…

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#3 posted 1642 days ago

Hey there, glad to see another person join the LumberJocks community! It’s a great place to meet new people, post projects, ask questions and so much more, hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Welcome!

And an answere to your question, try a forstner bit with an extention to get all the way through the log. Hope this helps.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#4 posted 1642 days ago

Welcome aboard. Nice to have you join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#5 posted 1642 days ago

Hello Ted,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be an interesting, as well as exciting, experience. Have fun and enjoy.

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

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#6 posted 1642 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help you with your woodworking endeavors. Feel free to ask for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………LOL

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

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#7 posted 1642 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 1642 days ago

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! This is a great place to get – or give – advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are a wonderful source of new ideas. I love this site, I hope you will enjoy it too.

Look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#9 posted 1641 days ago

WELCOME to LJ’s ….the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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#10 posted 1641 days ago

Thanks for the welcome from all of you. I’m looking forward to being a part of this community.


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#11 posted 1641 days ago

Welcome to LJs a place were there are great people,super projects and outstanding woodworkers.Enjoy

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 1641 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 †

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#13 posted 1608 days ago

Hello Ted, Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#14 posted 1466 days ago

Lots of great work. We like the same kind of style.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#15 posted 1282 days ago

Imagine that! A year has almost gone by since you became a Lumber Jock. Congratulations on your anniversary! I look forward to your posts.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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