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Location: Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada.
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So just a few words about me. I usually let my projects do my talking. I got into woodworking as a necessity. Married very young in life with very little money and three young children. I found making furniture for my children very rewarding. The skills came eazy it was the tools that were expensive and hard to justify. Consequently I bought a lot of second hand stuff. But that was ok, It was a great learning experience. And not once did my wife ever say we can't afford that. What a great woman, I still have her to this day. So lets fast forward a few years [quite a few] and a few hundred projects later to the present. I'm a semi retired heavy duty mechanic. I have a 500 sq. ft. shop and this woodworking thing is an obsession. I spend most of my winter time in my shop and summer days on the golf course. My children are all grown up and married and have blessed my wife and I with five beautiful grand children.So its started all over again. Making furniture for my grand children. Life has blessed me in so many ways. Anyway,back to more interesting stuff. I would characterize myself as avid amateur/semi professional. I do commission work about four times a year. I do a lot of gifts But mostly I make things for my famely. As i'm sure many of the people here will attest that there is no greater pleasure than to give someone a gift that you made with your own hands. I believe this woodworking hobby we all have is about the most popular thing going. Iv'e met many interesting people through this and I invite all to contact me for a good exchange of ideas or to just chat. I can be reached at jdjk@telus.net sincerely Denis [grumpy749] Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That's why it is called '' the present''...... Pink.

-- Denis in Grande Prairie. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mistery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.....Pink !

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replied on How often do you use your sliding compound miter saw? 02-23-2015 03:57 AM
commented on 1934 Woody Stationwagon 02-23-2015 03:08 AM
commented on Mesquite Morris Chairs -- As usual, one step over the line. 02-15-2015 03:40 PM
commented on New ManCave 02-12-2015 02:33 PM
replied on how to add some moisture to very dry spanish cedar 01-04-2015 12:32 AM
added project matching dressers 01-03-2015 03:40 PM
commented on Tumbling blocks serving tray. 01-03-2015 02:34 AM
started topic how to add some moisture to very dry spanish cedar 01-03-2015 01:00 AM
commented on Smooth wood handles? Hands slipping? Non-Slip Grip Tape 12-21-2014 02:31 PM
commented on Maloof Inspired Rocker 12-05-2014 02:24 PM
commented on Veritas Low Angle Jack Plane 11-18-2014 02:38 AM
commented on FOLDING STEP STOOL 10-03-2014 02:29 PM
commented on Chess Table, with Queen Style Base 06-22-2014 03:03 PM
added project Morris chair, Third in a series. 04-26-2014 12:12 PM
commented on Woodworking For Therapy #15: AN AWESOME WOOD SHOP IS WAITING FOR ME! 04-20-2014 01:28 PM

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#1 posted 11-22-2011 11:21 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 11-23-2011 04:23 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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#3 posted 11-23-2011 04:56 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#4 posted 12-04-2011 01:28 AM

thanks for the warm welcome guys, I know I’m going love it here. I’ve already seen some outstanding woodworking projects and read a lot of great comments and reviews.

-- Denis in Grande Prairie. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mistery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.....Pink !

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#5 posted 12-09-2011 02:55 AM

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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#6 posted 01-07-2014 11:11 PM

Mr. Grumpy,
Very nice project gallery, I particularly like the TV stand.
I think it was you that asked about the york device on the plane, Thanks for asking I too wondered what that was.
Enjoy you time in the shop, I share a lot of your thoughts.
Bob

-- When you are wrong admit it, when you are right forget it.

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