Seeking a volunteer to help with a non-denominational Christian ministry near Phnom Penh, Cambodia called Jumpah. Since 2006, Jumpah has operated a vocational training center for woodworking with a dual purpose – (1) to train young men and women b...
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Location: Everett, WA
Novice woodworker with most of the usual toys. Doing some home remodeling but hope to get to smaller woodworking projects and furniture. Enjoy turning and have done some cabinets, veneering. Hope to do some threaded boxes, natural edge bowls with intriguing woods, etc.
My wife and I help with a woodworking vocational training venture near Phnom Penh, Cambodia associated with a Christian mission. For about 2.5 years now - very enjoyable experiences. Work takes me around the US and internationally. I hope to visit woodworkers wherever I travel.
I'm looking forward to making new friends who enjoy working with wood and am already benefitting from LJ member's skills and creativity.
-- Tim S, WA
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I tried doing a segmented bowl using beech and black walnut veneer for accents to give it a brick and mortar look. The beech was cut on my bandsaw at 45 degree angles and stacked. The bandsawn pieces were a good way to maximize the flat but assure...
A pic of me and a woodworker in Battambang in NW Cambodia. Made friends with Lance Rasbridge, a social worker, from Dallas area who sits on the board of an NGO called Saboras. He is also a part-time woodworker who started a vocational training pro...
More pics from our time in Cambodia. This is a pic of the makers of a very typical woodworking tool in Cambodia/Vietnam. Very few woodworking shops do not have one of these of one size or another. I call it a multi-tool. A single 3-5 HP 220V mo...
My wife and I have been working with a missionary in Phnom Penh, Cambodia toward creation of a vocational training center for woodworking. The site is a village near Kampong Speu about 25 miles west of the city. We have been taking vacations over ...