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Location: Illinois

Part time woodworking for fun and profit. Love working with reclaimed materials and upcycling. Also enjoy building affordable caskets, coffins, and urns for those looking for lower cost and alternative funeral options.


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commented on Cherry Coffin Lock Box 09-27-2015 12:21 AM
commented on Cherry Coffin Lock Box 09-27-2015 12:20 AM
added project Cherry Coffin Lock Box 09-26-2015 12:59 PM
commented on Reclaimed White Oak Beam Bench 09-18-2015 03:42 PM
added project Reclaimed White Oak Beam Bench 09-17-2015 03:05 PM
added project Repurposed Paneled Door Bench 08-09-2015 12:50 AM
added project Repurposed Doors Computer Desk 08-09-2015 12:47 AM
commented on Simple Pine Casket 07-11-2015 07:42 PM
commented on Simple Pine Casket 07-11-2015 01:22 PM
commented on Simple Pine Casket 07-10-2015 11:03 PM
added project Simple Pine Casket 07-10-2015 04:44 PM
added project Reclaimed Barn Wood Entry Table 06-19-2015 04:51 PM
commented on Hope/Toy Chest in Cherry with CNC Inlay 06-04-2015 03:52 PM
added project Bible Box 06-04-2015 03:47 PM
commented on Oak Urn 06-01-2015 01:16 PM

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#1 posted 12-11-2008 01:52 AM

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 soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 12-11-2008 02:40 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks Michael. This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 12-11-2008 03:11 AM

Hello Michael,

Welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be an exciting and rewarding part of your woodworking journey.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 12-11-2008 03:52 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

Take care and work safely.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 12-11-2008 05:34 AM

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#6 posted 12-11-2008 06:59 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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#7 posted 12-11-2008 05:16 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#8 posted 12-14-2008 09:42 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks – The best woodworking community anywhere!
I look forward to seeing your posts and projects.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#9 posted 12-20-2008 04:25 AM

Thank you all for the warm welcome. I look forward to learning and sharing with fellow woodworkers.


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#10 posted 12-20-2008 06:15 AM

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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matt garcia

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#11 posted 12-22-2008 04:35 AM

Welcome to LJ’s. You’ll really like our community!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#12 posted 12-27-2008 06:57 PM

Michael, welcome to LumberJocks.

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#13 posted 12-05-2009 03:30 AM

Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary as a Lumber Jock! I look forward to more of your posts.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#14 posted 12-05-2009 04:23 PM

Congratulations on your Anniversary. Hope you have many more on LumberJocks. We appreciate your posts and projects.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#15 posted 12-11-2010 12:22 AM

Another year has rolled by. We must be having too much fun, cause it seems like just yesterday when I congratulated you on 1 year. Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary at Lumber Jocks. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit and happy anniversary!

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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