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Location: Aspen, Colorado
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My son came home from summer camp a few years ago sinfully and justifiably proud of a stool he built out of pine over the summer. "Here's a great father/son activity" I figured. We nailed together a mailbox over one weekend, I caught the bug, and he took up skateboarding.

Dreams of tablesaws, bandsaws, and self-induced amputations were abandoned because of a very limited space and Tom Fidgen's book.

Very slowly, I'm learning the craft, learning a lot about wood, and having a lot of fun doing it.

-------------------------------------------------------------------- 2014

After 20 years of living on the Island of the Gods, my family's center of gravity shifted westward. For now we are living in the Colorado Rockies, and my new shop is slowly coming together.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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SnowyRiver

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#1 posted 1112 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Max

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#2 posted 1112 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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surfin2

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#3 posted 1112 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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Splinterman

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#4 posted 1112 days ago

“WELCOME to LJ’s.”

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mmh

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#5 posted 1069 days ago

What a wonderful place for you to learn the local timbers! There are so many exotic hardwoods that are unavailable to us in the USA that will be at your fingertips. I look forward to seeing your projects and maybe you can get some local information on the woods you use, as once you relocate away from there, it will be difficult to find this knowledge.

What I would do for a box of scraps! Enjoy your ventures!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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BarbS

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#6 posted 1069 days ago

Welcome to LJs, and I look forward to seeing more of your upcoming projects. Feel free to join in with questions and advice!

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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Boxguy

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#7 posted 817 days ago

Doug,

Your persistence is amazing. Such lovely work from such lowly wood is a laudable accomplishment, and your heart is in the right place. I love the patina this old, wise wood exudes. I checked your home page and found your skate board rack to be especially interesting and well thought out. All your wood working is honest and genuine. It portrays a man with a sharing, caring and determined spirit. Thanks, your project made my day. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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