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Location: Chicago

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 now do woodworking and furniture building for myself and for clients. I blog and post about my woodworking adventures at I'm also a professional computer consultant, and a lifelong musician.

-- Douglas in Chicago -

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commented on Homemade Wooden Radio 11-12-2015 03:50 PM
commented on My Saw Till On Steroids 10-22-2015 07:17 PM
commented on Silky 10-21-2015 02:57 AM
commented on Prairie Sofa and Love Seat 10-16-2015 03:52 AM
commented on Oak waste basket 10-07-2015 01:16 AM
commented on Workbench 10-02-2015 01:16 PM
commented on Welsh Love Spoon 09-30-2015 03:16 PM
added project Joiner's Mallet 09-27-2015 03:00 PM
commented on Prairie Sofa and Love Seat 09-26-2015 04:43 PM
added project Prairie Sofa and Love Seat 09-25-2015 03:22 PM
commented on Blogging instead of Woodworking #19: Prairie Sofa and Love Seat, Part 3 09-24-2015 05:08 AM
added blog entry Blogging instead of Woodworking #19: Prairie Sofa and Love Seat, Part 3 09-22-2015 10:15 PM
commented on Entertainment Center with Spade Walnut Inlay 05-11-2015 01:19 PM
commented on Dovetailed Tea Tray 05-06-2015 09:33 PM
commented on Gramercy Holdfast works well after tuning 05-04-2015 11:12 PM

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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.

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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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