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Location: Buford, GA
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Quality work is quality work.... it doesn't matter what industry you are in. As a hobbiest woodworker I strive for quality in everything that i create....afterall I am using my free time after normal working hours. So, I consider wood working my creative outlet and..... it seems to be an obsession. On the days that I don't have to work specifically for the man, this is what I like to do.... which seems like more work.

I tend to collect hobbies. I started out with auto mechanics and fast cars... then I picked up Golf and then building golf clubs. Next, was throwing darts and now it is wood working. With each new hobby I tried to give up the previous one. That philosophy apparently doesn't work for my addictive personality type. Now I just have a big collection of hobbies. I appreciate all of them so much, that I can't give any of them up.

I'm just getting started in wood working. I would call myself an amateur at best with an intense dedication and interest in learning, developing, and acquiring as many skills as I can. So far I've learned everything on my own from reading books, magazines or studying other peoples work. I have purchased pieces from professional woodworkers that I respect just to be able to study their work.

I'd like to get to a point where I can do wood working for a living. I really like building creatively designed furniture. I feel like each piece is a fun and entertaining puzzle that gives me the ability to creatively obsess over its design. I think it helps to keep my mind fresh.

I've always lived in relatively small homes, and as a result, I have a focus on functional pieces that allow space to be used as effectively as possible. I spend a lot of time considering different kinds of woods to take advantage of various colors, contrasts and grains. I like to use at least 2 different kinds of wood, at minimum, in each project. For a couple of years now I have been focused on the contrasting relationship of Wenge and Sapele. For some reason I love putting these 2 woods together.

My first real project was a bed that was designed by myself. My grandfather and I had been talking about building it for years. Finally, gramps and I got the opportunity to build it together during Christmas of 2010. At the end of the project I made a commitment to make all of the furniture in my house myself... OR TO PURCHASE AND COLLECT FROM OTHER WOODWORKERS THAT I APPRECIATE. So far, I have 4 pieces from a single friend, one piece from David W. Scott, and 2 that I have made myself.

-- Jamie McDonald, Buford GA

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commented on Mid Century Bench 9 days ago
commented on I finally made a scrap wood MITER SLED with Sapele and Zebrawood 18 days ago
commented on Addendum boxes 2 18 days ago
commented on Wooden Ruler 18 days ago
commented on I finally made a scrap wood MITER SLED with Sapele and Zebrawood 18 days ago
added project I finally made a scrap wood MITER SLED with Sapele and Zebrawood 19 days ago
commented on Charles Rohlfs 1898 Desk Chair v3 Lacewood 22 days ago
commented on Mirror Frame "Kingdom of Veles" 22 days ago
commented on Cherry dining table. 23 days ago
commented on 3 Drawer Floating Shelf 23 days ago
commented on Wenge and Sapele wall mounted TV console 31 days ago
commented on My Daughter's new TV cabinet 96 days ago
commented on Pirate Bed 102 days ago
commented on Small Bathroom Vanity Project - My own design 105 days ago
commented on Cherry bath vanity 140 days ago

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a1Jim

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#1 posted 908 days ago

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 908 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#3 posted 908 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 908 days ago

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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