John Millikin

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Location: Tucson, Arizona

After a long career in Aerospace engineering and manufacturing, I've retired to work 11 hrs a days in my coopering and blacksmith shop. I've enjoyed woodworking for the past 40 years and especially bucket making (30 years). Family and friends have been receiving buckets of one type or another forever--so now it's your turn. I'll soon have a web site (this is torture!) with a few of my buckets listed. The mesquite buckets are what I'll call my signature piece, and all the revenues collected from these are donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. But I make many other types using different woods. I love blacksmithing, and you'll see a lot of metal work in the buckets.
A little later...
I just completed my website! Hard work for those of us who aren't into websites! Visit at
Feel free to LINK to the site. Thx

-- Jack

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commented on CALDER DOORS 1489 days ago
added project Mesquite Patio End Table 1490 days ago
added project Mesquite Stools 1517 days ago
added project Mesquite Bench with Forged Iron Legs 1544 days ago
commented on Wooden Bucket, Pine 1573 days ago
added project Wooden Bucket, Pine 1579 days ago
commented on Mesquite Sofa 1580 days ago
added project Mesquite Sofa 1581 days ago
commented on Two Of Two Traveling To San Diego, CA 1582 days ago
added project Roycroft Armchair Reproduction 1583 days ago
added project Mesquite Coffee Table 1583 days ago
commented on Mesquite Buckets 1584 days ago
commented on Mesquite Buckets 1607 days ago
commented on John Millikin's Profile 1608 days ago
added project Mesquite Buckets 1608 days ago

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#1 posted 1608 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 1608 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks. The projects are an inspiration, the information is priceless and the people are supportive. The only problem is, the site can get addictive.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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John Millikin

15 posts in 1608 days

#3 posted 1608 days ago

Thanks for your comments. This is a great website, hard to believe that I didn’t find it long ago. Yes, the hoops and bail are all hand forged. Coopering and blacksmithing are like bread and butter. jack

-- Jack

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#4 posted 1608 days ago

Welcome to Lumber Jocks, one of the friendliest woodworking sites on the web. Get or give advice to others. Learn tricks and tips. Enjoy your membership.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#5 posted 1608 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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#6 posted 1608 days ago

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

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#7 posted 1608 days ago

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

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 1608 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…


-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#9 posted 1608 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#10 posted 1607 days ago

Welcome. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and don’t forget to use pushsticks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#11 posted 1607 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,

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#12 posted 1596 days ago

This is a great site, its good to see you here. I look forward to seeing more of your work. I have a shaving horse that I like to use and have thought about your type of work but have no skills or experience in this area, would like to learn some day.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#13 posted 1572 days ago

John, Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#14 posted 1562 days ago

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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