Don "Dances with Wood" Butler

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Location: NW PA

I like to do everything.
No, really, everything.
I've been hoping to be an artist when I grow up and am still working on it. I currently have as my medium WOOD.
I'm also a photographer, Ex-techno-geek, industrial control panel builder, amateur plumber, home maintenance tech, and other things I can't remember. (Give me a break, I'm OLD)
Other media in which I work in these days is digital art, photo restoration, drawings, animations and videos.
See, I told you, I like to do everything.

-- Will trade wife's yarn for wood.

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 02-07-2009 10:12 PM

Hello Donbee,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be both a rewarding and an inspirational part of your woodworking journey.

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

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Todd Thomas

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#2 posted 02-07-2009 10:43 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks….It will be a great resource for you and your projects. There are a bunch of great people here willing to help……have fun….Looking forward to your projects and posts….. WARNING: Visiting LumberJocks has proven to be addictive.

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#3 posted 02-08-2009 02:12 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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#4 posted 02-08-2009 02:26 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! Glad you found the forums already. The forums are a great place to get woodworking advice and to give out some wisdom as well. I am always getting new ideas from the project posts and I also find the videos instructive. I hope you find the site as useful as I do.

-- Gary

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#5 posted 02-08-2009 02:32 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 02-08-2009 02:41 AM

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 †

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#7 posted 02-08-2009 04:29 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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#8 posted 02-08-2009 05:48 AM

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#9 posted 02-08-2009 03:11 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#10 posted 03-04-2009 04:02 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. The projects are an inspiration, the information is priceless and the people are supportive. The only problem is, the site can get addictive.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Sam Yerardi

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#11 posted 09-12-2009 05:45 PM

Hi Donbee
From a fellow control panel builder welcom to LJ!

-- Sam

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#12 posted 11-13-2009 12:04 PM

G’day Don. I’m glad you liked the rings I made. I really enjoyed making them.
To see a more detailed explanation check out Scrappys work, or look up “segmented rings without lathe”. He’s the Master when it comes to these kind of rings. Anyway, thankyou for your comments, take care, regards Hagrid.

-- Hagrid, Leongatha Australia

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#13 posted 02-06-2010 05:00 AM

Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary as a Lumber Jock! I look forward to more of your posts.

-- Gary

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#14 posted 04-17-2010 03:55 AM

Hey bro, a trammell arm is just a router on the end of a compass arm for cutting radius. I guess I said Tambor arm in my post, and I don’t know where I got that from….

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Don "Dances with Wood" Butler

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#15 posted 04-17-2010 04:10 AM

OK, I know what a trammel is. I’ve been using them for years, and not with just routers on the ends.


-- Will trade wife's yarn for wood.

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