Andy Brownell

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144 posts in 1878 days

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

I have had a life-long passion for building things. Yankee ingenuity, and a family history of antiques were fostered in my father's basement shop, and then in high school wood class. I learned to appreciate and apply the finer skills of furniture making through a weekend apprenticeship with Jeff Miller (J. Miller Handcrafted Furniture) in Chicago, IL. This eight year experience gave me an understanding of hand and power tools, but more importantly, nuance of design, and the attention to detail and finish needed in fine, hand-made custom furniture. In a world of mass-produced knock-offs and particle board junk, I have made it a personal mission to help his generation appreciate great furniture and eventually craft every piece of furniture in my home.

My part-time freelance writing and woodworking projects, commentary and reviews are featured on Gorilla Glue's Web site.

-- Andy Brownell

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added project Traveling Anarchist's Tool Chest 922 days ago
replied on Best chisel set for the money 1022 days ago
commented on Giant Makore Desktop 1031 days ago
commented on Benchcrafted Moxon Vise )w/ benchtop bench) in Niangon 1032 days ago
added project Benchcrafted Moxon Vise )w/ benchtop bench) in Niangon 1033 days ago
commented on Curly Cherry Medicine Cabinet 1096 days ago
added project Curly Cherry Medicine Cabinet 1099 days ago
commented on Fireplace Mantel Upgrade 1154 days ago
added blog entry Walnut Fireplace Installation 1156 days ago
added project Walnut Fireplace Installation 1156 days ago
added project Pitruss Table and Benches in Niangon 1224 days ago
added blog entry African Lumber Adventure #2: "Pitruss" Table and Benches in Niangon 1244 days ago
commented on BIG pastrami Sandwich 12' 1309 days ago
commented on rope shovels 1309 days ago
commented on Christmas tree ornaments 1315 days ago

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 1878 days ago

Hello Allen,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be both a rewarding and an inspirational part of your woodworking adventure.

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

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#2 posted 1878 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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Andy Brownell

144 posts in 1878 days

#3 posted 1878 days ago

Thanks! This is a great site and tool for sharing stuff. Great interface too!
Got lots more to upload and talk about, but lunch is over!

-- Andy Brownell

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#4 posted 1878 days ago

Welcome! Be careful, Lj is addictive.

-- "Preach the gospel always. If necessary use words" -St Francis of Assisi

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Kent Shepherd

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#5 posted 1878 days ago

Hang out and have fun

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#6 posted 1878 days ago

Welcome to the shop. I look forward to seeing your projects and I hope you enjoy the site. There is alot of good information available from both professionals and amateurs who are willing to share their craft. God Bless!

-- Rusty

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Todd Thomas

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#7 posted 1878 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks….This will be a great resource for you and your projects. There are a bunch of great people here willing to help……have fun….

I’m looking forward to seeing your projects and posts…..

WARNING: Visiting LumberJocks has proven to be addictive

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#8 posted 1878 days ago

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! This is a great place to get – or give – advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are a wonderful source of new ideas. I love this site, I hope you will enjoy it too.

Look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#9 posted 1878 days ago

Allen, Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#10 posted 1878 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help you with your woodworking endeavors. Feel free to ask for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#11 posted 1878 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 †

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#12 posted 1878 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

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#13 posted 1878 days ago

“Welcome to LJ’s”……The best place to enhance your skills and knowledge.

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#14 posted 1877 days ago

Welcome to Ljs a happy place with great people,super projects and fantastic woodworkers. Enjoy.

-- Custom furniture

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#15 posted 1874 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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