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Location: Chicago

I'm an enthusiastic hobbyist woodworker, professional computer consultant, lifelong musician. Since 2010, I've been pursuing a passion for woodworking, learning both modern techniques and traditional hand tool methods for building furniture and trim carpentry. I've been inspired to learn about Chicago's rich Craftsman, Prairie, and Arts & Crafts tradition, and by my own modest 1903 frame house's style and decor. I've applied those aesthetics and philosophies to my own interests, and found a unique outlet to express myself. I blog and post about my woodworking adventures at

-- Douglas in Chicago -

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#1 posted 05-24-2011 05:08 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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#2 posted 05-24-2011 05:28 AM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#3 posted 05-24-2011 04:00 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 05-25-2011 10:03 AM

“WELCOME to LJ’s.”

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#5 posted 05-25-2011 06:15 PM

Thanks for the welcomes… I’ve been a lurker since last year, and now I’m ready to get more involved. I’ll be posting shop picks soon!

-- Douglas in Chicago -

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#6 posted 05-31-2011 02:42 AM

Douglas, Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#7 posted 06-26-2011 10:47 PM

Hello from a fellow Chicagoan. Welcome to LJs.

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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#8 posted 06-29-2013 04:02 PM

(project made of wood)???? Did you have a point, welcome to LJ’s

-- Joe, Florida

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