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Location: Trinity South, Newfoundland
I've been playing around with wood for as long as I remember. My father is still, at 75, no slouch with wood so I guess I just followed in his footsteps. I started out making small bits of furniture for my first house then graduated very quickly to building my second house (and I'm still doing something with that 25 yrs later. OH (Other Half, aka Da Missus) gave me a scroll saw for Christmas about 12 years ago and I was hooked right away. I'm not sure if I outgrew the Craftsman saw or wore it out, but OH came through again 2 years ago with the DeWalt 788, a wonderful piece of equipment. I also do a bit of turning, pens and the occasional bowl and anything else that da missus would like to have kicking around the house.
While general wood working provides a great passtime, scrolling is my passion. My biggest problem is getting a good variety of hardwoods. In Newfoundland, we have very few native species, birch being predominate, and the bit of wood that is brought in is rather expensive.
I've been looking around Lumberjocks for the last couple of days and I really like what I see. This group seems to be far ahead of other groups that I've seen. Hopefully I'll content myself to stick around for a while.
-- Scrollsawing - a hobby for those who can't cut a straight line.
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|commented on||(psssssst...wanna see what I made from a 2X4?)||02-01-2008 04:25 PM|
|commented on||Segmented Celtic Double Knot||01-29-2008 08:15 AM|
|commented on||scroll clocks||01-13-2008 06:28 PM|
|commented on||The Wave Pen||01-09-2008 03:12 PM|
|commented on||Black Forest Clocks||01-08-2008 06:29 PM|
|commented on||Black Forest Clocks||01-07-2008 05:25 AM|
|commented on||waterfall||01-07-2008 05:19 AM|
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|added workshop||joebloggins's Workshop||01-05-2008 12:06 PM|
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|commented on||Making Music||01-03-2008 04:44 PM|
|commented on||Dragon clock without the clock||01-03-2008 04:21 PM|
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|commented on||Imperial Towers||01-03-2008 12:19 PM|
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