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Location: Central Florida

Conquering the world... one keychain at a time.

I am a plecostomus of the woodworking tank. I constantly hunt interesting morsels of wood and give them other incarnations as personalized and cherished mementos.

90% of my wood comes from woodworkers of a higher order, in the form of cut-offs and unusable scraps (to them) that I buy or trade for. I have also been known to dis-assemble antiques that are beyond repair and rescue their vitals from the clutches of the landfill dozers.

I will gladly trade my work for interesting chunks of hardwood that you have laying about. Contact me for more info on this or any other subject. I'd enjoy hearing from you.

Although I take on larger jobs from time to time, I try to keep my works small and easy to ship.

In addition to (and in between) making my woodstuffs, I have been a cabinetmaker, signmaker, antiques dealer and restorer, graphic artist, house framer, draftsman, baby-sitter for robots (paper mill), cook and dishwasher.

I have worked with wood as long as I can remember. In 1982, I met my wife, Julie, while carving wood in the Black Hills of South Dakota. She was a candle carver extraordinaire, and we traveled these United States for eight years, doing shows in malls, fairs, theme parks and tourist attractions. The "road life" allowed us to see much of the U.S. that we probably wouldn't have seen otherwise, but does get wearisome. We settled back home in 1989.

Peace in Wood,

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#1 posted 10-30-2007 12:24 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 10-30-2007 12:37 AM

Welcome to LJ! Enjoy!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#3 posted 10-30-2007 01:09 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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#4 posted 10-30-2007 04:21 AM

Glad you made your way here. I would love to live in a place where I could have some peacocks around. My son has always really liked them. Which is why the stuffed one ended up at our house.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Greg Mitchell

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#5 posted 10-30-2007 04:26 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell,

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#6 posted 10-30-2007 04:38 AM

Welcome to LJ’s (enjoy)
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#7 posted 10-30-2007 06:30 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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#8 posted 10-30-2007 09:42 PM

Hello and welcome! This is a very good site for all types of woodworkers, glad you’re aboard!

-- Branden - Sacramento, California -

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#9 posted 10-31-2007 09:24 PM

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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Todd A. Clippinger

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#10 posted 11-03-2007 05:34 AM

Welcome to LJ. Your interest in styles is perfectly in line with mine. As well as the philosophy of purism. I am so open to interpretation.

I think you will enjoy it here, great group of guys (and gals).

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#11 posted 11-03-2007 05:38 AM

Your taste in humor looks to be in-line as well, I love the Red Green Show.

Used to work at the Costco in south Orlando many years ago. Lived in St. Cloud, Kissimmee, and Ocoee.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#12 posted 11-13-2007 04:16 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks, look forward to seeing your work.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#13 posted 11-14-2007 07:01 AM

The door pulls are outstanding!

-- If knowledge is not shared, it is forgotten.

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#14 posted 11-15-2007 10:34 AM

Glad to have you on board. Great looking projects!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#15 posted 11-15-2007 01:51 PM

” I just want to pay the bills and be left to my designs.” – dustynewt

My sentiments exactly.

-- Working at Woodworking

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