LumberJocks

Don Johnson

  • Advertise with us
View Don Johnson's:homeworkshopprojects (45)blog (0)reviews (3)forum topics (13)buddies (4)favorites (41)activity logWatch

667 posts in 2384 days

Location: Somerset, UK
Website: http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk

I'm retired from running IT and a small electronics shop at a spring-making company for 30 years.

I have always fiddled about with electronics and DIY, but unlike my father, could not plane wood flat/square to save my life. Having a little more room now to accommodate power tools - which largely solve the flatness/squareness problems - I am getting involved in some woodworking projects that move me from a 'carpenter' towards a 'joiner' ( but slowly).

Using designs by John Smith (http://www.johnsmithbusker.co.uk) I constructed a street busker organ which sounds like this http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk/topsypics/djorgansundon.swf

Later, I made a larger version -Topsy - which is displayed in a video here http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk/collection.html

Topsy employs MIDI and a Palm Vx to store music rather than paper rolls. I use these for charity collections with local groups and my Rotary/Inner Wheel clubs. (More details on my website)

My dream is to have a decent-sized workshop rather than part of the garage and a home-built shed - 24 ft by 4 ft 6 ins (more like a railway carriage) - but my wife vetoes the idea of commandeering most of our small garden (yard).

-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk

Latest Activity | view all »

commented on Giant Jenga Game 04-02-2017 03:43 PM
commented on New box clamp ( free PLAN ) 03-03-2017 05:11 PM
added project Cotton Reel Organiser 02-24-2017 12:04 PM
commented on Tall featherboard 02-19-2017 12:48 PM
added project Finger Joint Dungeons & Dragons Box 02-19-2017 12:25 PM
commented on Iranian segmentedwood turning 02-10-2017 05:01 PM
added project Shoe storage box made with avian supervision 02-05-2017 01:15 PM
commented on Position counter for screw-driven joint jigs 01-30-2017 04:34 PM
commented on My version of Ed Stiles' Box Joint Jig 01-29-2017 05:14 PM
added project Position counter for screw-driven joint jigs 01-29-2017 05:07 PM
commented on Chess Set 01-25-2017 06:47 PM
commented on My version of Ed Stiles' Box Joint Jig 01-24-2017 12:55 PM
commented on My version of Ed Stiles' Box Joint Jig 01-23-2017 05:30 PM
added project My version of Ed Stiles' Box Joint Jig 01-23-2017 04:03 PM
added project Replacement Village Notice Board 12-11-2016 02:32 PM

Latest Projects | view all 45 »

Latest Blog Entries

None so far

Workshop | view details »


Grab widget

10 comments so far

View Max's profile

Max

55998 posts in 3876 days


#1 posted 10-15-2010 05:01 PM

Glad to see that you have made LumberJocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

View SnowyRiver's profile

SnowyRiver

51453 posts in 3084 days


#2 posted 10-15-2010 05:35 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

View Bureaucrat's profile

Bureaucrat

18337 posts in 3255 days


#3 posted 10-16-2010 03:18 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! This is a great place to get – or give – advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are a wonderful source of new ideas. I look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

Please enjoy your membership

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

View Abbott's profile

Abbott

2570 posts in 2907 days


#4 posted 10-16-2010 07:37 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

View TJ65's profile

TJ65

1358 posts in 2653 days


#5 posted 10-16-2010 11:30 PM

Hey welcome.
You will love Ljs, and by the looks of your projects you will fit in quite nicely.
I think you should slowly add to your collection of tools and just quietly take over that shed of yours! I am sure your wife wouldn’t mind all that much!!!! :-)

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

View ND2ELK's profile

ND2ELK

13495 posts in 3377 days


#6 posted 10-17-2010 12:50 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
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

View Splinterman's profile

Splinterman

23066 posts in 2964 days


#7 posted 10-17-2010 01:09 AM

“WELCOME to LJ’s” ….Enjoy the experience.

View Don Johnson's profile

Don Johnson

667 posts in 2384 days


#8 posted 10-17-2010 12:21 PM

Thanks for all the comments – they make me feel very welcome.

To TJ65: The shed is all mine, but as you can see from the Workshop pictures I have now posted, it is only suitable for making parts – not assembling anything of any size – but its cozy!

-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

115674 posts in 3180 days


#9 posted 10-17-2010 06:48 PM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View WistysWoodWorkingWonders's profile

WistysWoodWorkingWonders

12715 posts in 2760 days


#10 posted 12-12-2010 07:46 PM

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself a little over a year ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…

Wisty

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com