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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 08-30-2011 05:23 AM
commented on Problem Child 02-09-2011 07:41 AM
added project Checkers Table 02-09-2011 07:33 AM
added project Large Patinized Copper Panel Art 02-09-2011 07:15 AM
added project Fireplace Mantel Shelf 02-02-2011 03:07 PM
added project Cornice Boards 02-02-2011 02:54 PM
added project Keybox 02-02-2011 02:42 PM
added project Cherry Sofa Table 02-02-2011 02:32 PM
added project Wine Cabinet or Recycle Center 02-02-2011 02:25 PM
added project Patinized Copper Panel 02-01-2011 03:43 PM
signed up novowood's Profile 02-01-2011 04:31 AM

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#1 posted 02-01-2011 04:40 AM

Welcome To LumberJocks, Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#2 posted 02-01-2011 06:24 AM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 02-01-2011 07:29 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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#4 posted 02-03-2011 05:02 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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#5 posted 08-16-2011 07:09 PM

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…


-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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