Intro #1: Hello from a new member

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Blog entry by deutschman posted 12-10-2012 02:43 AM 3898 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My name is Jeremy (firm cyber hand shake). This is my first blog entry for my account here at LumberJocks.
Short intro. Please excuse my spelling. Spelling has been a struggle for me my whole life.
A bit about my self. I was born in Marburg Germany, but have lived the larger part of my life on the west coast of the USA. I love anything I can do with my hands. Pottery, glass work, automotive work, carpentry, cooking, brewing beer… you get the idea. I love to learn and share. I am also a Waldorf School student. Some of you may know what that is.
I LOVE working with wood! Its been a long road to realize that working with wood is my true passion, but I feel I have found my place. I guess it all started when I got my first folding tool box with little mini tools when I was two in Germany. Before I recently rediscovered carpentry and woodwork, I tried a hand full of things. After high school I went to Germany and worked as a stone masons apprentice. Then I came back to the states, and went to culinary school and worked in kitchens for a while. The odd hours and kitchen life style was not for me so I started to look for something that fit me better. With the help of my family and a few close friends I found my way back to working with wood. I am now attending the North West School of Wooden Boat building in Port Hadlock WA. Its a blast!
I also have a love of classic cars, especially old BMWs. I have owned a few cars but my favorites have been my two BMW 2002s. One from 1976 and the other from 1974. I recently sold my ‘74 project car to make some money for boat school. I was working on building it into a track car with a hand built BMW 2.5L strait six, roll cage and all the other goodies. It hurt to sell it, but it went to a friend, and the money was used for a great thing.
If you are interested in cars, you can read about my 2002 build here.
Any ways. Here are a few pictures from my first few months at the boat school. We started by doing some beginning projects. Tools and a tool box. Then we did some drafting, and lofting, and are now building our very first boat. A 10’ Monk designed skiff, that we lofted and modified a bit. I personally made the two part stem. My first official boat part!
Beginning projects. Bevel gauge, spar gauge, wooden mallets, a small dove tail box, and a tool box I based off a Norse box some of you may know.
Here are some pictures of my stem section, and the rest of the boat we are building as a group.
Thats it so fare. I cant wait to dive deeper into the world of LumberJocks. I have a few projects I want to start and post here already, but I think I will spend a good amount of time just lurking in the shadows and learning from you guys. Thanks to Mafe and his projects for leading me here! For pictures from boat school you can also fallow me on Instagram @eur0driver

-- May the wind blow ever at your back

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#1 posted 12-10-2012 03:12 AM

That is awesome….you have a great story to tell about chasing your dreams. Keep up the good work and please share more…when you have time.

-- Measure twice and cut once.....Steve Lien

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#2 posted 12-10-2012 04:59 AM

Thanks Alongiron! We are building two small boats this year for a special program the BBC and Discovery Chanel are shooting. Ill be helping with the smaller of the two. I plan on sharing that and a few other things as well.

-- May the wind blow ever at your back

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 12-10-2012 09:07 AM

Awesome story and work! Welcome to LJ’s

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 12-10-2012 12:14 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. When someone posts a boat project most comments are “I want to do that”. Congratulations on doing it! You did a nice job on your “beginner” projects.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#5 posted 12-10-2012 12:49 PM

Welcome to LJ’s. Some really nice projects so far. I look forward to seeing more of them.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#6 posted 12-10-2012 02:39 PM

I really enjoyed seeing your boat build the most!

-- Ethan, CT: Check out my Small Business at & also follow me on twitter

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#7 posted 12-10-2012 02:56 PM

Nice job on all the wood working you are doing and have done. Welcome to L.J.’s and I gotta say….....I LOVE the “moniker” that you have on r3v site. CLASSIC and sound advice for all to heed! LOL

Welcome aboard the L.J. ship.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#8 posted 12-10-2012 07:12 PM

Welcome to lumberjocks great pictures of the boat build can’t what to see more pictures of it when it’s done

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#9 posted 12-11-2012 01:53 AM

Thanks jaykaypur! That “moniker” fits that sight and some of the stuff that flies around over there.
Thanks everyone ells! I just love working with wood! Can not wait to get up and go to school every day!
I am currently working on a joiner plane out of some Cocobolo and Oak, as well as a second more functional tool box based on a Japanese design I saw here on LJ. Ill post them up as Projects when I have them done.
Ill also start a Project for the boat. Its a bit hectic as there are about 12 guys working on a 11-10 foot craft. We all jump around and take turns working on the boat. We got the rest of the bottom planks on today, and should have the other two side planks on tomorrow along with some other touches.

-- May the wind blow ever at your back

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#10 posted 12-11-2012 02:07 AM

glad you found your dream
and us too

welcome to LJ’s

keep posting
and enjoy !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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