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Location: Lawrenceville, Ga
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I build Craftsman furniture and related items. I use quartersawn white oak, white oak, red oak, and walnut exclusively. In every piece, I use walnut as an accent to the oak. This could be the slats, beauty stretchers, lower stretchers, or wherever it suits me and looks good. I take some of my designs from Stickley catalog reprints and tweak them to make them mine, but much of the time I take inspiration from the time and place and make my own designs.

I like the way the walnut sets off the oak, and usually use a light pecan stain topped with a clear satin finish. I don't use any screws or metal fasteners in my pieces, joining them using mortise and tenon joints and pegs.

My shop is 1/2 of my basement, about 1500sq.ft., and I have all the tools and machines but a lathe, which I am not really into, considering what I build.

I get most of my lumber from Pennsylvania, but would like to find a local source that had the same quality and selection. I have lived here for 3-4 years and have had no luck. Maybe here I will find some help, because shipping is killing me on prices.

I am looking forward to talking to other woodworkers across the country. This is the first time I have joined something like this.

-- bbqKing, Lawrenceville

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GaryK

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#1 posted 2350 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks! Enjoy youself.

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

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 2350 days ago

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

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

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rikkor

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#3 posted 2349 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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Max

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#4 posted 2349 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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HallTree

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#5 posted 2349 days ago

Welcome! You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see 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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gene

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#6 posted 2349 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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cajunpen

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#7 posted 2349 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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jockmike2

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#8 posted 2348 days ago

A hearty welcome if you need anything just ask. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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jockmike2

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#9 posted 2348 days ago

A hearty welcome if you need anything just ask. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Grumpy

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#10 posted 2348 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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PanamaJack

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#11 posted 2346 days ago

We welcome you to the one and only LumberJocks. We hope that you enjoy your stay/visit each and every time you show up on our door step. If you should need any woodworking question answered, don’t hesitate to ask. Somebody’s gonna have a good answer for you.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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tenontim

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#12 posted 2346 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks. Check out http://www.woodfinder.com/ It may help you find some lumber suppliers that you may have over looked. I used to get good lumber at reasonable prices when these guys were in Texas.
http://www.hoganhardwoods.com/Default.htm

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Pretzel

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#13 posted 2346 days ago

Welcome to Lumber Jocks, Haven’t been here long myself, but can say it is the best W/W site I’ve ever been to.
Enjoy, you’ll love it!!

-- Pretzel L8agn

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Paul D

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#14 posted 2346 days ago

Welcome to LJ! I live about 10 minutes from you. Have you tried Suwannee Lumber or Georgia Hardwoods?

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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Karson

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#15 posted 2344 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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