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Location: Washington, State

About me, huh? OK... let me start off by writing that I am, no where near, as fortunate as to have the skill, equipment, shops, etc as most of you... and am completely jealous of that fact.

I grew up with a father who could build anything out of nothing and have scraps left over. His brother had his own shop packed equipment to rival the ones in the "monster" thread on this site. He created art that ranged from an encredible dining suite for eight (spindle back chairs, extention table, sideboard and cupboard) and a complete bedroom suite (double bed, wardrobe and keyhole dresser including the stool) down to pocket knife carving squirrels out of peach seeds and chains out of scrap 2x2s.

What talent did I inherit from these guys? Well, let me remind you that there are few straight lines in nature... that is why I have to use a compound miter saw just to create one. I have to buy extra lumber to compensate for my inate ability to measure twice, cut once, swear, measure again, cut once, swear louder and throw my tape measure... you get the idea. Who in hell came up with a these damn, perfect 45* angles, anyway?! The bastards...

I can hear you whispering amoung yourselves... "What the hell is is this goofball doing on our site"?
Well, I can honestly confess that no virgin's thigh is as silken as the touch of smooth, hand polished wood, no perfume like the scent of fresh cut lumber or sultry movement as drawing as a finely matched display of dovetailing to titalate my jaded senses!

Oh... and I carve. I am facinated by Netsuke... intricate, miniature details... which may be born in the fact that I am 6'4" and 204lbs.
And... I am NOT a master carver... well, not yet. My 'shop' consists of the shade tree in my back yard or on the patio... my 'equipment' is a well used saber saw, a Skil "octo" orbital sander, a second hand "Task Force" adjustable work bench and a hand held Dremel (with scads of attachments).

So... that's me.
Peace and blessed be.

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard. PNW.

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#1 posted 06-15-2011 08:46 PM

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 06-15-2011 09:11 PM

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 06-16-2011 04:29 AM

Welcome. We all started somewhere. You’re there. You know what you like, so try to make it happen. Netske is fun and small to start with. I did most of my first one with just a Dremel.

Good luck and keep us updated.
Bruce aka 3DbME


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#4 posted 06-16-2011 05:33 AM

Welcome. This is a fun site, though it tends to be very addictive.
Good luck!

-- -Joshuah

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#5 posted 06-16-2011 06:52 AM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#6 posted 06-16-2011 07:20 AM

Always enjoy a good looking piece of wood…post some when you can.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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297 posts in 1629 days

#7 posted 06-16-2011 12:00 PM

Thanks to all.
Glad to be here.

Will try to get a couple of the most current projects finished and post up.
Later Gaters..
Lator Gators?
What ever…

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard. PNW.

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#8 posted 06-16-2011 02:57 PM

Welcome again!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#9 posted 06-16-2011 04:09 PM

Hey – Welcome to Lumberjocks ! Lots of great ideas, info, inspiration, and support here (as many will tell ya – the site is quite addictive).. Enjoy…

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#10 posted 06-16-2011 05:11 PM

ADDICTIVE?! Oh heck… what if I promise not to inhale?
Do I have to give up my smokes, expressos or Crown Royal Black? Hmmm… which one… which one…?
Move over guys… here comes addiction number four…

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard. PNW.

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#11 posted 06-17-2011 07:41 AM

welcome to the site. It really is just one more addiction to add to the others.

-- Nick, AZ. Wood is a canvas for God's art work, it is our job as woodworkers to figur out the best way to display it.

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#12 posted 06-17-2011 10:46 AM

“WELCOME to LJ’s.”

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#13 posted 06-18-2011 01:20 AM

i could not follow a straight line if it wood lead me to safety. -but, as you said, where are they in nature? -crystal formations? are they perfectly straight? I really have appreciation for those who can build those perfectly true, square things with drawers and such…but i cannot. -so, making do without will have to do!

-welcome fellow sculptor!

-- christine

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#14 posted 06-24-2011 01:42 PM

Welcome to LJ’s Wiggy and thank you for the kind comments on my boxes. I cannot wait to see some of your carvings. Hopefully this site will truly inspire you…I know it did for me.

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#15 posted 06-25-2011 05:35 AM

Welcome to LJ’s Wiggy. One thing that does not matter on this site is your skills & abilities. There is a wide variety of woodies, from master craftsmen to ordinary woodies like us.
You will find a lot of people eager to help you along no matter what your problem is. Don’t forget to post your projects no matter how small.

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

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