LumberJocks

balidoug

  • Advertise with us
View balidoug's:homeworkshopprojects (14)blog (0)reviews (0)forum topics (2)buddies (25)favorites (175)activity logWatch

363 posts in 1174 days

Location: Aspen, Colorado
Website:

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

Latest Activity | view all »

commented on Shop Notes #7: What do you do with rust? 02-16-2014 03:00 AM
commented on Custom Cane #147: Black & White Ebony, Afzelia Pommele, Tiger Maple, Gabon Ebony, Freshwater Pearls 02-07-2014 02:20 PM
commented on Boxguy's Honey Is A Locust 01-12-2014 02:19 AM
replied on Search for Old Time Michigan Woodworking Factory 01-06-2014 03:50 AM
commented on Merry ChristMads - from Shave and I 12-25-2013 02:25 AM
commented on The Toolchest of My Dreams 12-23-2013 03:16 PM
commented on Doll Trundle Bed 12-19-2013 04:45 AM
commented on Elephant Puzzle 12-19-2013 04:42 AM
commented on Boxguy's Newest Collaborator 12-13-2013 02:54 PM
commented on "Sally" 12-12-2013 01:52 PM
commented on Oriential Nest of Drawers 12-12-2013 06:08 AM
commented on Ash bucket lid - wood over ashes... Blog 12-08-2013 02:12 PM
commented on Two of a kind 10-21-2013 02:28 PM
commented on Pantograph for drawing (with drawings and manual). 10-18-2013 10:56 PM
commented on Wine racklette 10-12-2013 03:39 PM

Latest Projects | view all 14 »

Latest Blog Entries

None so far

Workshop | view details »


Grab widget

7 comments so far

View SnowyRiver's profile

SnowyRiver

51450 posts in 2175 days


#1 posted 08-13-2011 03:04 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

View Max's profile

Max

55975 posts in 2968 days


#2 posted 08-13-2011 05:00 PM

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

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

View surfin2's profile

surfin2

51276 posts in 1831 days


#3 posted 08-14-2011 05:20 AM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

View Splinterman's profile

Splinterman

23057 posts in 2056 days


#4 posted 08-14-2011 10:00 AM

“WELCOME to LJ’s.”

View mmh's profile

mmh

3444 posts in 2417 days


#5 posted 09-25-2011 05:51 PM

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

View BarbS's profile

BarbS

2434 posts in 2780 days


#6 posted 09-25-2011 06:08 PM

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/

View Boxguy's profile

Boxguy

1496 posts in 963 days


#7 posted 06-04-2012 04:54 AM

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

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

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase