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Location: Memphis, TN
Website: www.pfconrey.com

I am an avid hobby woodworker looking to start my own business someday. For now, I make my living programming computers. I love making traditional, 18th century style furniture, particularly Queen Anne, Chippendale and Shaker. I long to try my hand at several other styles, including Federal and Hepplewhite. However, I'm not particularly fond of Mission (Arts & Crafts).

My favorite aspect of woodworking is carving and hand-shaping furniture elements. I like turning project parts, but I'm not much into turning just for the sake of turning. I particularly HATE hand sanding, but it's a necessary evil for all projects, so I'm trying to overcome my disdain.

I taught myself pretty much everything I know about this craft. I truly enjoy doing it, and look for excuses to make new stuff. Each time I start a new project, I try to incorporate a new technique into each design so that I can stretch my skill set further.

Some things I have yet to try, but would like to:
- Marquetry/Inlay
- Veneering
- Steam Bending

-- Being nice gets you stuff!

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commented on Zebrawood bow front vanity 01-10-2009 12:34 AM
replied on IS RIDGID ALL THAT GOOD OR JUST OUT THERE IN YOUR FACE 03-24-2008 09:13 PM
replied on Beginning carving thoughts and suggestions 02-22-2008 11:35 PM
commented on My work place,,,,"Come on in." 02-18-2008 11:52 PM
commented on Cherry Kitchen with hand carvings 02-12-2008 05:59 PM
commented on Carved Mahogany Dining Table 02-04-2008 06:31 PM
commented on Veneered Buffet Cabinet 02-01-2008 11:51 PM
commented on Walnut Mantel with carved panels 02-01-2008 05:24 PM
commented on Cheval Mirror 02-01-2008 05:21 PM
replied on Complimentary Woods - Jewelry Box. 02-01-2008 04:12 AM
replied on your most influential woodworkers? 01-31-2008 05:34 PM
commented on Not just any box.....(It's all about the inside) 01-30-2008 04:40 PM
added project Shaker School Desks 01-30-2008 01:09 AM
added project Bed of Roses 01-30-2008 01:06 AM
added project Walnut Hall Tree 01-30-2008 01:01 AM

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 01-30-2008 12:59 AM

Welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be an interesting experience. I don’t think that many woodworkers do enjoy sanding although it is one of those activities with which you can put the brain on autopilot and plan other activities. Just realizing that it is an integral part of producing a beautiful end product should help relieve the tedium.

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

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Les Hastings

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#2 posted 01-30-2008 01:10 AM

Welcome Peter,,,glad you could join us!!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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Max

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#3 posted 01-30-2008 01:37 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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Karson

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#4 posted 01-30-2008 01:53 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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#5 posted 01-30-2008 02:03 AM

Hey pf

Im sure you will find lots of folks to help you out with
- Marquetry/Inlay
- Veneering
- Steam Bending

Enjoy the site.

-- BLOG - http://www.colorfulcanary.com/search/label/Zuki

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cajunpen

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#6 posted 01-30-2008 03:24 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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gene

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#7 posted 01-30-2008 06:18 AM

Welcome to the wonderful world of LJ’s (Enjoy) Step on in, The water’s fine, fine, fine.
You can ask, show, teach, learn, and Share woodworking experiences.
There’s something here for anyone that likes working with wood.
Plus new friends
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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rikkor

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#8 posted 01-30-2008 11:14 AM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#9 posted 01-23-2010 04:25 AM

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

-- Gary

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