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Location: Grand Junction, CO

I am fairly new to woodworking, having started about 5 years ago. It all startted after 22 years in the military and almost 10 years with a software company that I felt the need to do more through a hobby. It seemed that the more I thought about finding a hobby, the further away I was from finding one. Then, one Saturday morning, I sat watching the DIY program on TV, and watched David Marks on WoodWorks, making a three-panel screen from mohagany, hardboard, Japan paint, copper leaf sheets, and some chemicals for patinizing the copper. I was amazed at the beauty of the item and just "how simple" it seemed to make, with the right tools. I was "snagged"! I had the "fever". From that point on I was driven to build stuff.

My first projects were centered around just trying to mimic what David Marks did with the copper sheets--I made wood-framed "art" with panels that I had painted and patinized. I took Woodworking 101 at the local Woodcraft store, and then made some furniture pieces for the home. I changed jobs and had to move, which caused me to lose about 1 1/2 years of woodworking, but I finally was able to get back at it.
My time in the shop is usually on the weekends (like many, I suspect). so it takes a while to build things.

-- Odus

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added project My First Mantel Clocks 1087 days ago
commented on Problem Child 1289 days ago
added project Checkers Table 1289 days ago
added project Large Patinized Copper Panel Art 1289 days ago
added project Fireplace Mantel Shelf 1296 days ago
added project Cornice Boards 1296 days ago
added project Keybox 1296 days ago
added project Cherry Sofa Table 1296 days ago
added project Wine Cabinet or Recycle Center 1296 days ago
added project Patinized Copper Panel 1297 days ago
signed up novowood's Profile 1297 days ago

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#1 posted 1297 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks, Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#2 posted 1297 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 1297 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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#4 posted 1295 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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#5 posted 1100 days ago

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself just about 2 years 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…
I apologize for the late welcome but I am currently serving overseas and don’t have a lot of spare time on my hands.

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…


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