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Location: Littleton Colorado
Website: katanadesign.com

Aerospace engineer by day, woodworking fanatic by night.
I love the touch, taste and smell of wood and it brings me great joy to create pieces that will enable others to experience those feelings.

-- you may only live once, but if you do it right that's all you need katanadesign.com

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Max

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#1 posted 09-25-2008 04:34 AM

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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trifern

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#2 posted 09-25-2008 05:25 AM

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Bigbuck

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#3 posted 09-25-2008 06:45 AM

Welcome to LJ’s

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 09-25-2008 12:44 PM

Hello Bibb,

Welcome to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be a rewarding and enjoyable aspect of your woodworking journey.

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

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ND2ELK

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#5 posted 09-25-2008 08:29 PM

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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TedM

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#6 posted 09-25-2008 08:50 PM

Great looking projects! Welcome to Lumberjocks! It’s a great place with great people, and, oh yeah, there’s the woodworking! Have fun and play safe! :)

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit http://www.woodworkersguide.com and sign up for my project updates!

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Grumpy

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#7 posted 09-25-2008 11:38 PM

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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rikkor

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#8 posted 09-26-2008 10:27 AM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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Kipster

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#9 posted 09-26-2008 10:56 PM

Welcome to lumberjocks. I hope you take advantage of all the possibilities LJ’s offers.

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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L. Allen Neel

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#10 posted 09-27-2008 08:14 PM

Thank you for telling me about this web site. I have joined you now.

A Neel

-- L. Allen Neel, Virginia, www.stumpclock.com

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L. Allen Neel

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#11 posted 09-28-2008 05:17 PM

Folks,

Does anyone have any tricks for drying wood? Since I work with whole log sections they end up with large cracks in most of the logs. I makes a bit of a challenge. The best approach I have found so far it to cut a piece at least 2 times the final size and allow it to dry that way.

Stumpe
stumpclock@verizon.net

-- L. Allen Neel, Virginia, www.stumpclock.com

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Roper

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#12 posted 10-29-2008 11:50 PM

good to have ya aboard guy, hope all is going well. have a good day.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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Douglas Bordner

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#13 posted 11-21-2008 08:29 AM

Bibb,
Thanks for stopping by my LJ home page. I followed your link, and am pleased that Weber has fueled/sparked a synergism that will likely will play out in a grand work of the boxmaker’s art and your own journey as an artist and artisan. I have put a great deal of work in my own quest in becoming technically proficient in construction technique and finishing. I’m oddly drawn to box-work as the main thrust of my woodworking journey on at least three levels.

There is the fact that all the techniques that are utilized in cabinet-making and furniture craft are put into play on a smaller scale in box-work. One can practice all the joinery, hardware fitting, finishing and adornment techniques found across the broad scale of casework. The economy of scale makes it possible to work with materials that would be very expensive in a full scale project. It also allows a great deal of opportunity to experiment without wasting a huge amount of stock.

And lastly there is the mystery of containment. All of a person’s treasures are held in boxes of one sort or another. A box assumes a role to it’s end user that is entirely personal and sometimes private in nature. From Pandora’s box; to the Ark of the Covenant and down to the box that holds the mementos of childhood, and the items of everyday use, each has it’s magical element as well as it’s utilitarian value.

I encountered Weber’s work on the back cover of a Fine Woodworking magazine, and his work is where I would attain to be (Hope with a capital H) had I the vision that he exhibits. I can only hope to attain that sort of proficiency on a technical level – as I don’t believe I will ever have the eye to see the concept, from a vision to the attainment of a truly original work of art. However, as Robert Browning wrote “Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for?”. There is a coterie of box-men and women on this site that have kindly shared their vision and artwork on this site. I think you are one of that tribe.

Good luck, I welcome you to Lumberjocks and look forward to watching for your work, and words on these pages.
With regards,
Douglas

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Karson

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#14 posted 12-03-2008 05:05 AM

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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Bureaucrat

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#15 posted 09-19-2009 02:53 AM

Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary as a Lumber Jock! I look forward to more of your posts.

-- Gary

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