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I have been building furniture for a living for over 30 yrs now and I am a hard head and do everything the old school way having studied with Wendell Castle when I was fortunate to be there when Steven Proctor was the head instructor.Steven was and still is the most knowledgeable woodworker I have ever had the pleasure of meeting or knowing.Some are better at certain things but I don't believe their's many with his total knowledge or skills.
Of couse I can't say anything without acknowledging Wendell he was and still is a great inspiration to me.Not that even I like his current work that much,but I can assure you it is fantastic quality.He was and still is the only person I have ever been around who was concerned with how he will stack up in history and hoping for way up there.I am not going to comment on how I think that will work out but let me tell you a person who is not interested in being the best in N.Y.,nor,even the US but someone aiming to be the best in the world of all time.Those standards are very hard to live up to but it has served me well for a very long time.

Not that my standards are there I still find myself searching for knowledge,striving for knowledge,still trying to push the envelope.It's my experience that many people take on a self professed title of "master" and even now after doing this so long and having some sucesses I am very embarrassed when anyone calls me that.
Maybe in another 30 years.
My work is always solid wood,hand cut dovetails,solid wood drawer bottoms,lots of curves ,almost never a hard edge,natural finishes and way too much work for the money I get but is truly my passion and love
I really look forward to learning from others here and seeing the wonderful work produced by so many

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rikkor

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#1 posted 01-12-2008 06:44 PM

Welcome aboard Cowboy. You will like it here.

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GaryK

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#2 posted 01-12-2008 06:50 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks! Enjoy yourself.

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

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Max

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#3 posted 01-12-2008 07:59 PM

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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Karson

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#4 posted 01-12-2008 09:40 PM

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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hap

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#5 posted 01-12-2008 09:41 PM

welcome to the best place for wood workers

-- hap, gunbarrel city tx.

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gene

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#6 posted 01-12-2008 11:05 PM

Welcome to the wonderful world of LJ’s (Enjoy)
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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cajunpen

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#7 posted 01-13-2008 07:22 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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TreeBones

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#8 posted 01-13-2008 09:52 PM

Welcome to LJ’s, This is a great site, good to see you here. I hope to see some of your work posted.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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#9 posted 01-15-2008 01:23 AM

Welcome aboard. We look forward to seeing your projects, answering your questions, and your sharing of experiences.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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TomFran

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#10 posted 01-17-2008 11:25 PM

Welcome to the forum! Glad you found us. We’ll look forward to hearing from you and seeing some of your creations.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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mot

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#11 posted 01-20-2008 07:04 PM

Hey! Welcome to LJ!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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PanamaJack

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#12 posted 01-29-2008 07:14 PM

We would like to welcome you to the one and only LumberJocks. 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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cowboy

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#13 posted 01-29-2008 08:24 PM

Hi
Guess I have been slow to “dive in”here but will get more active in time.It seems like a very nice site and a pretty good reference place to find out info.I have been building contemopary studio type pieces for over 30 yrs now and still am absolutely amazed at how little I seem to know compared to how much there is to know.
I’ll get some pictures downloaded in a few days or really someone will to it for me as I am much better in a woodshop than with a computer

Cowboy

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dennis mitchell

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#14 posted 02-05-2008 06:50 AM

Cowboy….
Let me see you have shown your work at the Western Design Conference…you actually knew Wendel Castle….30 years as a Pro…I can hardly wait for you to post a few projects. Welcome to LumberJocks!

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tenontim

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#15 posted 02-26-2008 12:13 AM

Nice work, Cowboy. Like the design. I was afraid with a handle like “Cowboy” you might have longhorn legs and horseshoe pulls on your furniture. That’s what they like down here in Texas. I’m just waiting to get the order for the Morris chair with a “hair on hide” cushion.

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