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Location: East Coventry Twp., Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Website: http://www.acanthus.com

My name is Chuck Bender. I am a professional furniture maker specializing in 17th, 18th and early 19th Century American reproductions. I've been working wood for over 30 years. You can see some examples of my work at my website. I've recently started a woodworking school which you can also learn about at my website. I write occassionally for Popular Woodworking Magazine. I also teach and give woodworking presentations at woodworking shows and woodworking clubs across the country. In October of 2009, I was one of the presenters at Popular Woodworking's Woodworking in America Hand Tools Conference and I've recently released my first instructional DVD.

I hope to learn from being part of the lumberjocks community and, hopefully, help others learn from my years of experience. It looks like I've become a regular fixture around here.

-- Chuck Bender, Senior Editor Popular Woodworking Magazine, period furniture maker, woodworking instructor

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GaryK

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#1 posted 2296 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks! Enjoy yourself.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Max

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#2 posted 2296 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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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 2296 days ago

Hi Chuck,

Let me welcome you to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be an interesting and exciting part of your woodworking adventure.

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

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rikkor

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#4 posted 2296 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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brunob

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#5 posted 2296 days ago

If you like working with wood, you’re in the right place. Welcome.

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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HallTree

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#6 posted 2296 days ago

Welcome Chuck. Some very nice hand crafted reproductions of American 17th, 18th and early 19th Century furniture. Looking forward to see more of your projects and comments. Have fun and work safe.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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Grumpy

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#7 posted 2296 days ago

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

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cajunpen

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#8 posted 2296 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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acanthuscarver

261 posts in 2296 days


#9 posted 2295 days ago

Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. I’m already impressed with how all you LJ’s show your support for one another. For those that checked out my website(s), thanks for looking. I’ll post some shop and project pics very soon. Until then, I’ll just enjoy looking at everyone else’s. I’m looking forward to learning from all the invaluable reasources here. The longer I work wood, the more I realize how little I really know about working wood. There’s always someone out there with a different take on how something should be done or how it should look. Hopefully, I’ll find opportunities to help others find their woodworking path while I’m here. Thanks again for making me feel so welcome.

-- Chuck Bender, Senior Editor Popular Woodworking Magazine, period furniture maker, woodworking instructor

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gene

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#10 posted 2295 days ago

Welcome to the wonderful world of LJ’s (Enjoy) Come on in, The water’s fine, fine, fine. Happy, that you have chosen to join the family.
You can ask, show, teach, learn, and Share woodworking experiences.
There’s something here for anyone that likes working with wood.
Plus new friends
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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Karson

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#11 posted 2293 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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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acanthuscarver

261 posts in 2296 days


#12 posted 2291 days ago

I’ve started adding some projects. I’ll keep adding until you all tell me to stop. Thanks again for making me feel so welcome.

-- Chuck Bender, Senior Editor Popular Woodworking Magazine, period furniture maker, woodworking instructor

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ND2ELK

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#13 posted 2291 days ago

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
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Thos. Angle

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#14 posted 2290 days ago

Welcome, welcome to Lumber Jocks. You are for sure an asset around here. Show us more, please. And we’ll never tell you to stop.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Paul D

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#15 posted 2290 days ago

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

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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