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Location: Hawaii
Website: cathyswoodworking.com

yeah, i know, i am a woman in a male dominated occupation. i loved helping my dad with projects around the house. even though, he's gone, i'm still making furniture and i don't intend to slow down any time soon. i started with outdoor structures, then indoor storage. one day i bought a book about carving and for years i carved rocking horses and carousel art. as you know, just when you get comfortable in woodworking, there's a zillion other things that you haven't even tried yet.

i took a bowl turning class and wow fell in love with that lathe. i still make lamps, i've made well over a hundred, and actually feel bad if i don't have a lamp sitting waiting to be turned.

two years ago, i added rocking chairs to my "must do before you die" list. i've made about twenty chairs, which led to benches. although i make cabinets, i feel more in tune with my work when i'm working with projects that don't involve squares or rectangles.

-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com

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#1 posted 1747 days ago

Hi cathyb
Welcome to LJ’s
Wow i went to your web page, you do some fine woodworking. i like the rocking horse a lot

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you too-oc@hotmail.com mail.com

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#2 posted 1747 days ago

Hello Cathy,

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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#3 posted 1747 days ago

Welcome to LJs the place were there are great people,super projects and outstanding woodworkers.Enjoy

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Max

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#4 posted 1747 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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#5 posted 1747 days ago

kathy, your work makes me say wow..i love your style and your work is just beautiful, i would love to follow your work, and working on the islands is great place to work, plenty of inspiration there..cant wait to see your next piece..grizzman..oh i looked at your web site..very enjoyable..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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gjd

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#6 posted 1747 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.

btw: There are quite a few female LJs here. I hope you will make some great connections.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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grizzman

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#7 posted 1747 days ago

when you get a chance , you should post some pictures of your shop..always a joy to see someone’s work shop…grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Bigdogs117

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#8 posted 1747 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!

I enjoyed your website. Impressive work you do. Thanks for becoming part of the lumberjock family.

-- Rusty

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Todd Thomas

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#9 posted 1746 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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Karson

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#10 posted 1746 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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#11 posted 1746 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
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#12 posted 1746 days ago

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

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Kent Shepherd

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#13 posted 1746 days ago

Welcome, Cathy
I just looked at your website. You have some incredible work. Very impressive.
I really like your carved horses. I’m planning to do one for my grandaughter in the near future. I will be looking at yours more closley, and maybe get some ideas (Hope you don’t mind) I need to build her bed first though.

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

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cabinetmaster

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#14 posted 1746 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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Grumpy

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#15 posted 1745 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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