• Advertise with us
View TopamaxSurvivor's:homeworkshopprojects (27)blog (15)reviews (8)forum topics (246)buddies (177)favorites (1905)activity logWatch

15088 posts in 2427 days

Location: Auburn, WA

I'm a worn out electrician fiddling with wood. My first wood projects were whittling toys in my spare time as a kid. My spare time for whittling was usually waiting to change cows in the barn while my dad milked.

When I was a senior in high school, I needed a project for ag shop. I decided to build a gun cabinet. I had never had any training in wood working except helping my dad on the farm. I invented what I didn't know how to do using plywood and lumber from the local lumber yard. I copied a design I saw in the Sears and Roebuck catalog.

I have moved on to bigger and better things and methods ;-)) I have done a bit of cabinet work, stock making for modern and Kentucky rifles, box making, ect. One of these days, I think I'll get into turning, but time never seems to allow me to catch up on the pile that needs to be finished!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

Latest Activity | view all »

commented on Covered Wagon 12-24-2014 08:03 PM
replied on Interesting Trees 12-24-2014 07:30 AM
replied on Good sleep promotes safety in the shop, especially using power tools 12-24-2014 06:57 AM
replied on A Furniture Makers Forum 12-24-2014 04:44 AM
commented on porque parque ? 12-24-2014 04:41 AM
started topic Good sleep promotes safety in the shop, especially using power tools 12-24-2014 04:38 AM
commented on porque parque ? 12-24-2014 04:26 AM
replied on Mount Rainier, a preview to the future? Will trees survive? 12-24-2014 04:20 AM
commented on Folding Adirondack Chair 12-23-2014 04:20 AM
commented on Molly 12-23-2014 04:18 AM
commented on Covered Wagon 12-23-2014 04:16 AM
replied on Mount Rainier, a preview to the future? Will trees survive? 12-22-2014 08:34 PM
started topic Mount Rainier, a preview to the future? Will trees survive? 12-22-2014 08:04 AM
commented on Curley Maple Jewelry Box 12-22-2014 01:25 AM
replied on Wealth distribution in the USA 12-22-2014 01:11 AM

Latest Projects | view all 27 »

Latest Blog Entries | view all 15 »

Grab widget

25 comments so far

View Karson's profile


34916 posts in 3152 days

#1 posted 05-03-2008 06:45 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 †

View ChicoWoodnut's profile


904 posts in 2566 days

#2 posted 05-03-2008 06:52 AM

Welcome left coaster. Have fun withit.

-- Scott - Chico California

View Scott Bryan's profile

Scott Bryan

27251 posts in 2573 days

#3 posted 05-03-2008 01:24 PM

Hello TopamaxSurvivor,

Let me welcome you to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be a rewarding and interesting part of your woodworking journey.

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

View Paul D's profile

Paul D

2129 posts in 2500 days

#4 posted 05-03-2008 01:45 PM

Welcome to LJs !! Glad you have joined us !!

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

View GaryK's profile


10262 posts in 2739 days

#5 posted 05-03-2008 05:31 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

View Max's profile


55978 posts in 3024 days

#6 posted 05-03-2008 05:33 PM

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

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

View ND2ELK's profile


13495 posts in 2525 days

#7 posted 05-03-2008 08:44 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. The projects are an inspiration, the information is priceless and the people are supportive. The only problem is, the site can get addictive.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

View cajunpen's profile (online now)


14430 posts in 2817 days

#8 posted 05-04-2008 03:51 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

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

View rikkor's profile


11295 posts in 2626 days

#9 posted 05-04-2008 08:05 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

View Grumpy's profile


19709 posts in 2602 days

#10 posted 05-05-2008 01:39 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

View TopamaxSurvivor's profile


15088 posts in 2427 days

#11 posted 05-05-2008 04:50 PM

Good Morning all,

I’d like to thank all of you who welcomed me to LJ. I will post a pic or 2 when I figure oout how to get them out of my SLR :-) I don’t have many in digital format, just started that too.

Til later, knee deep in chips and saw dust, TS

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

View Todd A. Clippinger's profile

Todd A. Clippinger

8791 posts in 2851 days

#12 posted 05-06-2008 06:06 AM

Howdy! Welcome to LJ, the best woodworking community anywhere.
I am looking forward to your projects and posts.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

View Bureaucrat's profile


18329 posts in 2403 days

#13 posted 05-02-2009 02:29 AM

Congratulations! In the next few days you will have been a Lumber Jock for 1 year! Thanks for your participation.

-- Gary

View Dale J Struhar Sr's profile

Dale J Struhar Sr

359 posts in 1881 days

#14 posted 11-03-2009 03:48 AM

Each spool holds a diferent size wire for diferent size branches on the plant.

-- Dale, Ohio

View Hagrid's profile


36 posts in 2032 days

#15 posted 11-13-2009 12:29 PM

G’day Topamaxsurvivor. Nice to know you had a look at my rings. The students at school range from 13-17 and are all keen to have a ring, bracelet or box made by me. Take care Mate, regards Hagrid

-- Hagrid, Leongatha Australia

showing 1 through 15 of 25 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase