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Blog entry by Michael posted 04-30-2012 01:35 PM 967 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My woodworking journey began with my father.
He built houses for a living when I was growing up. I worked with him often and decided that wasn’t what I wanted to do for a living. I joined the Navy.
As he got older he transitioned to custom cabinet work and furniture.
I worked with him whenever I was home on his new occupation and discovered I enjoyed it much more than construction.
While stationed near home for a short time I began my own projects. I built a couple; an entertainment center, desk and some cabinets for myself, a coffee table for a cousin. I also worked with him on several of his projects at the time.
After leaving the Navy and settling into a new home and job I began to aquire my own tools. This was to work on my house (using those original constructioin skills) and to put together a small shop to start small projects.
I am currently installing walnut trim (made in my Father’s shop) in a few rooms of my house.
I will be tearing the roof off my house and replacing it this summer (some leak problems, flat roof).
If I have time I will start building a walnut end table for my wife and some Adirondack chairs.

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#1 posted 04-30-2012 01:39 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks, Michael.


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 04-30-2012 01:51 PM

Welcome a Board
Looking forward to seeing your projects.

-- Better looking at it than for it....

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#3 posted 04-30-2012 09:13 PM


Welcome to LumberJocks , a world of advise, opinions, and experiences, all shared without judgement.

Work Safe and have Fun. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#4 posted 05-02-2012 03:57 AM

welcome to the best site.hope to see some of your creations down the road.

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#5 posted 05-02-2012 04:12 AM

Micheal – welcome! Hope you enjoy your time here and make some friends… it’s pretty easy to do. Looking forward to seeing you around.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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