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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 Claro Walnut Slab Headboard, bed, california king frame and floating side tables 06-10-2014 01:11 PM
commented on Geo-Ribbon Banding Jewelry Box 06-10-2014 01:05 PM
added project Tribute to Andy - Jewelry Box 06-09-2014 08:30 PM
commented on sculpted cocobolo box "Double Chocolate" 04-16-2013 02:18 PM
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commented on Flute case - for a flute played standing on one leg ... 08-15-2011 11:00 PM
commented on Greene and Greene Blacker house bookcase 2.0 04-17-2011 01:20 AM
replied on Can you guys give me some tips for my workshop? 03-25-2011 02:43 PM
commented on Bubinga Cabinet 03-24-2011 08:09 PM

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 03-03-2010 10:39 PM

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 03-03-2010 10:42 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 03-04-2010 12:23 AM

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 03-04-2010 12:39 AM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Max

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#5 posted 03-04-2010 01:37 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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woodworm

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#6 posted 03-04-2010 02:17 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Splinterman

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#7 posted 03-04-2010 03:06 AM

“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 03-04-2010 06:26 AM

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

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#9 posted 03-04-2010 06:52 AM

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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