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Location: Overland Park, KS
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I'm an avid woodworking amateur.

I got started in this hobby in the late 1980's while trying to slap together some boards for a stereo cabinet. I still have the horrendous result of that effort sitting in my unfinished basement (next to the shop) to remind me that it is possible to improve.

My shop is about 750 sq ft in the basement of my home and spills out in to the remainder of the basement (much to my wife's dismay). I make it up to her by making her anything she wants - she has 8 or 9 different jewelry boxes I've made her over the years.

I've learned primarily by reading every woodworking magazine in existence but if I have to give credit to any one magazine - it's Woodsmith. A great step by step approach to projects for a beginner (or even an advanced woodworker).

I've steadily taken on greater challenges and added to my skills by attending the Marc Adams school a few times and took a weekend class from Darrell Peart who was incredibly gracious and helped me with my Greene & Greene style desk (his design).

I love this hobby more every year because of the never ending challenges it brings me and the ability to actually see something wonderful come out of a pile of boards.

-- Gary in OP

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commented on Tribute to Hans Wegner: The Chair 33 days ago
commented on Learning French Marquetry 65 days ago
commented on Chess Table, with Queen Style Base 67 days ago
added project Cherry Dresser 78 days ago
commented on Claro Walnut Slab Headboard, bed, california king frame and floating side tables 80 days ago
commented on Geo-Ribbon Banding Jewelry Box 80 days ago
added project Tribute to Andy - Jewelry Box 81 days ago
commented on sculpted cocobolo box "Double Chocolate" 500 days ago
commented on Mystery 575 days ago
commented on "Toning, Staining and Spraying a Polyurethane Finish" 1019 days ago
commented on Egyptian Box 1107 days ago
commented on Flute case - for a flute played standing on one leg ... 1110 days ago
commented on Greene and Greene Blacker house bookcase 2.0 1230 days ago
replied on Can you guys give me some tips for my workshop? 1253 days ago
commented on Bubinga Cabinet 1254 days ago

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 1640 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks – The best woodworking community anywhere!

I look forward to seeing your posts and projects.

Share the Love ~ Share the Knowledge

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Beginningwoodworker

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#2 posted 1640 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 1639 days ago

Gashley,

Let me welcome you to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be an interesting, as well as exciting, experience. Have fun and enjoy.

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

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SnowyRiver

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#4 posted 1639 days ago

Welcome aboard. Nice that you have joined us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Max

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#5 posted 1639 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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woodworm

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#6 posted 1639 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Splinterman

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#7 posted 1639 days ago

“Welcome to LJ’s” …....the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 1639 days ago

Welcome to Ljs a place were there great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

11908 posts in 1790 days


#9 posted 1639 days ago

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself a few months 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... :)

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