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Location: MA
Website: www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts

Hi everyone. I am a 35 year old father of 2 (step father of 2 also). By day, I am an IT manager and engineer. By night and weekend, and am an amateur woodworker. My father is a fairly accomplished finish carpenter, but went into mechanical engineering to better support his family. I did some very light woodworking at an early age, but was consumed with all things technology shortly after. After being a professional in the IT business for the better part of 12 years, I want nothing to do with technology once the clock stops. It's true what they say about never making your hobby your career. In search of some low-tech activities, I came across woodworking. I'm not very good yet, but I really feel "I get it" I understand the basics, and some of the more advanced techniques, I just need practice. I really enjoy making things in general, as does my wife. I make my own beer and soft drinks, I can cook, I can sew. I build my own computers, do ALL the service work to our vehicles, so working with wood seemed like a natural progression. She is a tough one to keep up with as she easily excels at whatever she does with little effort; from making soap to plastering drywall. I look forward to posting my activity and projects, and reflecting on my progression over time. Hopefully I will get better, if not, that's ok also. My goal isn't to produce studio quality pieces, or make money on the things I make. I just want to spend a few hours after work decompressing in the garage and come inside covered in sawdust. As long as that keeps me challenged, it will keep me happy.

I am also very thick skinned and really appreciate tips/advice - even if they are sprinkled with some sarcasm.

-- www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts

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commented on The wooden comb business has been keeping me busy. 01-16-2015 08:02 PM
commented on Simplifying things - new workbench, moxon vise, and sawbench 01-07-2015 03:51 PM
commented on PHOENASIA 01-07-2015 05:06 AM
commented on Simplifying things - new workbench, moxon vise, and sawbench 01-07-2015 01:19 AM
added project Simplifying things - new workbench, moxon vise, and sawbench 01-06-2015 08:38 PM
commented on Precision Inlay Router 11-20-2014 10:22 PM
commented on First time working with metal, made a marking knife 11-05-2014 08:37 PM
commented on First time working with metal, made a marking knife 11-05-2014 02:29 PM
commented on First time working with metal, made a marking knife 11-05-2014 02:24 AM
added project First time working with metal, made a marking knife 11-05-2014 01:53 AM
commented on The freight train (Shooting plane and shooting board) 10-20-2014 09:06 PM
commented on The freight train (Shooting plane and shooting board) 10-20-2014 05:14 PM
commented on The freight train (Shooting plane and shooting board) 10-20-2014 04:47 PM
commented on The freight train (Shooting plane and shooting board) 10-20-2014 04:07 PM
added project The freight train (Shooting plane and shooting board) 10-20-2014 03:57 PM

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SnowyRiver

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#1 posted 03-30-2012 09:13 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 03-30-2012 09:31 PM

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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Max

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#3 posted 03-30-2012 10:28 PM

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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surfin2

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#4 posted 03-31-2012 02:36 AM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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Bob817

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#5 posted 05-16-2012 08:02 PM

Hi Joe, Welcome to LumberJocks where the people and projects are amazing! Good Luck! Where in Ma. are you?

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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Roger

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#6 posted 06-16-2012 11:27 PM

Welcome. This is thee place to be for any sorts of woodin that you’d like to share and or learn about. Looks like you’ve got some very nice projects under yer belt already. Work/play safe. Keep makin dust.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#7 posted 08-21-2012 03:03 AM

joe since you seem to be the expert on the irwin/marples blades around here i was wondering if you knew if they have a 7 1/4 circular saw blade out yet? I didn’t see one on their site and have always been a big fan of the freud 60 tooths, but after your glowing irwin recommendations I’d like to give it a shot. Thanks

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#8 posted 01-17-2013 06:54 AM

Joe, Too bad you are 30000 miles away. I’d loan you one to use for a while.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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