LumberJocks

Olaf Gradin

  • Advertise with us
View Olaf Gradin's:homeworkshopprojects (9)blog (14)reviews (0)forum topics (7)buddies (5)favorites (2)activity logWatch

73 posts in 3301 days

Location: Gainesville, GA
Website: http://www.gradin.com/

I'm a professional, father, friend, husband, and eccentric in an expanded community in northeast Georgia where I live, work, and play. Woodworking is but one of my hobbies, though probably the one I've put the most money into.

I worked with my step-dad into my late teens in his garage shop. He maintained his own woodworking business and was fairly successful in the venture. I cut my teeth on Red Oak because that was all he ever used.

From my experience as his apprentice, I have learned to have an unusual dislike for Red Oak, and I have realized that I like the process of the craft even better than the results.

I am a fan of the Arts & Crafts movement; especially so of the American artisans that popularized the movement here, and who's timeless designs still inspire craftsmen today. I have a fondness for hand tools, but also recognize where a machine tool is just smarter! Between Tage Frid's practical approach and the inefficient wonders that grace magazines such as Fine Woodworking and Woodworking Magazine, I am seeking to balance my designs with function, form, and frugality!

-- It takes a viking to raze a village. &mdash Blog'r: http://www.gradin.com

Latest Activity | view all »

commented on Table Saw Accessorizing 01-04-2016 02:30 PM
commented on Refinishing: Dining Room Table 01-04-2016 02:25 PM
commented on Composter 01-04-2016 02:22 PM
commented on Ikea Bunk Bed Hack 01-04-2016 02:15 PM
added project Ikea Bunk Bed Hack 01-13-2014 04:21 AM
commented on Djembe Meticulous 04-10-2013 12:35 PM
added project Djembe Meticulous 04-10-2013 03:31 AM
added project Pinewood Derby Trophies! 04-10-2013 03:06 AM
replied on Drum Making....tried it? 03-19-2010 07:25 PM
commented on Spoon Carving 03-19-2010 07:14 PM
commented on Shop Flooring 03-19-2010 07:10 PM
commented on Eye Candy 01-31-2010 06:39 PM
commented on Composter 02-10-2009 07:29 PM
commented on "Thunder Head" Djembe Drum 12-17-2008 04:35 PM
added project "Thunder Head" Djembe Drum 12-16-2008 06:34 AM

Latest Projects | view all 9 »

Latest Blog Entries | view all 14 »

Workshop | view details »


Grab widget

11 comments so far

View Max's profile

Max

55996 posts in 3735 days


#1 posted 11-21-2007 10:34 PM

Glad to see that you have made Lumberjocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome…

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

View Olaf Gradin's profile

Olaf Gradin

73 posts in 3301 days


#2 posted 11-21-2007 11:41 PM

I’ve been “lurking” for a while, but finally decided to join after reading a highly discussed topic on hand planes.

-- It takes a viking to raze a village. &mdash Blog'r: http://www.gradin.com

View Greg Mitchell's profile

Greg Mitchell

1381 posts in 3531 days


#3 posted 11-22-2007 01:00 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell, AR--gdamitchell@sbcglobal.net

View Todd A. Clippinger's profile

Todd A. Clippinger

8901 posts in 3561 days


#4 posted 11-22-2007 01:19 AM

Welcome to LJ! I am looking forward to seeing your work. This is such a great community and I hope you enjoy it.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

View Karson's profile

Karson

35035 posts in 3862 days


#5 posted 11-22-2007 08:30 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 karsonwm@gmail.com †

View Douglas Bordner's profile

Douglas Bordner

4012 posts in 3526 days


#6 posted 11-22-2007 02:38 PM

Happy Thanksgiving to you, and welcome!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

View mot's profile

mot

4911 posts in 3498 days


#7 posted 11-22-2007 04:53 PM

Hey! Welcome to LJ! I’m enjoying reading your bench blog!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

View TomFran's profile

TomFran

2954 posts in 3456 days


#8 posted 11-29-2007 04:03 AM

We’re glad your here! Welcome!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

View Bureaucrat's profile

Bureaucrat

18337 posts in 3114 days


#9 posted 11-14-2009 04:22 AM

Congratulations on your upcoming 2 year anniversary being a Lumber Jock. Thanks for your posts and participation.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

View cabinetmaster's profile

cabinetmaster

10874 posts in 3020 days


#10 posted 11-14-2009 06:42 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

View Bureaucrat's profile

Bureaucrat

18337 posts in 3114 days


#11 posted 11-20-2010 12:36 AM

Well, another year has rolled by. It must have been a really fun year because it seems like yesterday when I congratulated you on being a LJ for 2 years. Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary at Lumber Jocks. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit and happy anniversary!

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com