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Location: Butler,Pa.
Website: http://dlcarver.etsy.com

Greetings to all !!!

I have been working with wood since I was in my early teens....building bird houses. I built a ton of them, and still build one ocassionally. I've been involved in arts all of my life. I spent 4 1/2 years in a monestary, where I picked up the Art and Craft of Woodcarving. I spent 2 1/2 of those years carving designs in and for the new altars that were built for the chapel. After leaving the monestary in 1965, I kept up my woodcarving, but instead of carving religious statues and the likes, I turned to carving wild life and other things of interest to me and others..... which takes in almost anything. I have always needed it to suppliment my income.... as a result I use to do many craft shows, and that would result in doing some custom work....such as gunstock scenes and name signs and names and things like that. The best
way for people to get a good look at a lot of my work is to go to my web site......http://dlcarver.etsy.com. Although I will show a lot of my work here at LumberJocks.I probably have already given away my age.... I will tell you that I am breathing real hard down the 70 year stretch. I've had my share of heart problems with a double by-pass, a stent, and 2 aneurysms on the back of my heart. I died twice on the opperating table and have been a mircle case ever since. I know for sure that
I am on borrowed time. I am married to the woman who has saved my life (literally) for 41 years this July. We have a boy and a girl in their late thirtys and one grand child. I am a retired welder and machine builder after 35 years.After 47 years of carving I still love working with wood. Looks like I am going to like L J. ........REGARDS TO ALL!.....Dave

PS. I JUST WANTED TO MENTION THAT EVERYTHING I LIST IN MY GALLERY IS FOR SALE (OR ONE SIMILAR).... UNLESS IT IS MARKED NFS. (NOT FOR SALE) IN THE TITLE DISCRIPTION. IF INTERESTED, EMAIL ME. I AM NOT EXPENSIVE FOR THE QUALITY OF WORK I DO, BUT I DO HAVE SOME RATHER EXPENSIVE ITEMS.... AS SOME MAY THINK. I ONLY ACCEPT PAYPAL.... WHO IN TURN WILL ACCEPT ALMOST ANY CREDIT CARD. THANKS DAVE!

-- Dave Leitem,Butler,Pa.,http://dlcarver.etsy.com

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GaryK

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#1 posted 03-10-2008 12:57 AM

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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#2 posted 03-10-2008 02:49 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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dlcarver

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#3 posted 03-10-2008 03:16 AM

Please be patient with me… I am somewhat slow in figuring things out and getting things done. Time is my enemy….as I seem to have little of it….even though I am retired, I still get my time to rest.
THANKS FOR THE COMMENTS!... Regards Dave

-- Dave Leitem,Butler,Pa.,http://dlcarver.etsy.com

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 03-10-2008 03:33 AM

Let me welcome you to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be an interesting and exciting part of your woodworking journey.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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PanamaJack

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#5 posted 03-10-2008 05:04 AM

We welcome you to the one and only LumberJocks. We hope that you enjoy your stay/visit each and every time you show up on our door step. 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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Grumpy

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#6 posted 03-10-2008 05:58 AM

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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cajunpen

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#7 posted 03-10-2008 06:09 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

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

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#8 posted 03-10-2008 10:25 AM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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gene

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#9 posted 03-10-2008 11:27 AM

Welcome to the wonderful world of LJ’s (Enjoy) Come on in, The water’s fine, fine, fine. Happy, that you have chosen to join the family.
You can ask, show, teach, learn, and Share woodworking experiences.
There’s something here for anyone that likes working with wood.
Plus new friends
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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dlcarver

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#10 posted 03-10-2008 06:47 PM

Don’t let this picture scare you…... I’m really a nice guy. Read my profile. I’m figuring this thing out little by little…. I am not a computer whiz. ...... Dave

-- Dave Leitem,Butler,Pa.,http://dlcarver.etsy.com

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Sawdustmaker

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#11 posted 03-10-2008 08:38 PM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks, you’ll meet some really great people here and gets lots of ideas to keep you busy.

-- Brian, Virginia Beach

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dlcarver

270 posts in 2482 days


#12 posted 03-10-2008 10:41 PM

I cannot figure out how to post pictures of my past work into my gallery. I cannot find the “post new” button to click on. I told you, I always have to learn the hard way. Thanks! ........Dave

-- Dave Leitem,Butler,Pa.,http://dlcarver.etsy.com

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Karson

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#13 posted 03-10-2008 11:48 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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HallTree

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#14 posted 03-11-2008 04:55 PM

Welome Dave! You have found the right place for woodworkering. A great group of people willing to help. You have some nice carvings. Do you do them with hand carving or power carving? Looking forward to see more of your projects, shop, and comments. Have fun and work safe.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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ND2ELK

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#15 posted 03-11-2008 08:50 PM

Hi Dave

Welcome to lumberjocks. A good group of people who love woodworking as much as you do.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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