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Location: Raymond, MS

I'm a hospital pharmacist with about 20 years of woodworking experience.
Other interests include guitar, cooking, and photography.

Although I have done cabinet work in the past, circumstances (and "shop" space) had limited me primarily to woodturning in recent years. However, a new place in the country and a brand-new shop building have really opened some opportunities. It's time to have some fun!

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog:

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#1 posted 2625 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the site.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 2625 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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#3 posted 2625 days ago

Welcome aboard! Let’s do some woodworking.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#4 posted 2625 days ago

Welcome to the one and only LumberJocks. We know you will enjoy your time spent here.

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

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#5 posted 2625 days ago

Do you drive a Monster truck on the side?

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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#6 posted 2624 days ago

Thanks all for the warm welcome.

To Carson: <chuckle> No, that’s a different Gravedigger. Somehow I don’t think my SportTrak qualifies as a monster truck (unless you drive a MG, that is!).

Actually, Gravedigger has been my callsign since 1976. It stuck, and I just kept it. Actually,
I’ve been called a lot of things in my time (many not so nice!).

I’ll be starting my blog in the next day or two. I’m in the process of setting up my new shop, and am presently making my European-style workbench using mostly box-store grade lumber.
I’m curious to see how this low-cost variant will work out, and I’ll be adding entries & photos as it progresses. Maybe some of you will have some insights on this.

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog:

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#7 posted 2618 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks!


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Dan'um Style

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#8 posted 2573 days ago

Hello – Robert
Noticed your latest project … go bowls. Very cool. where did thegravedigger handle come from ?

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#9 posted 2573 days ago

It comes from an old movie called “Cotton Comes to Harlem.” One of the detectives was called Gravedigger. One of my buddies started calling me that and it stuck. <chuckle> Could be worse—we called him “Weasel”.

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog:

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#10 posted 1899 days ago

Happy Anniversary. In a few days you will have been a Lumber Jock for 2 years! Thanks for your participation.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#11 posted 1535 days ago

Well, another year has rolled by. It must have been a fun year because it seems like yesterday when I congratulated you on be a LJ for 2 years. Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary at Lumber Jocks. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit and happy anniversary!

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#12 posted 1305 days ago
you asked woodworkerscott about his wooden dummy and how he made it; the youtube above is how I believe he went about making it. Though that you would enjoy it anyway.

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Zach DeBisschop

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#13 posted 1290 days ago


The plane radius on the bottom of the plane is a 16th of an inch difference from the center of the plane on each side.

When the plane was a block and not shaped at all I put a 16th of an inch mark above the sole of the plane on each side. I then took a batten and battened out a curve so that the ends of my line would fall on the marks while the center of the batten fell on the center of the sole of the plane making a perfect curve, then just lapped the sole until i got the curved bottom I wanted.

-- Zach

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#14 posted 990 days ago

Hello fellow Mississippian. Nice projects.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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