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Location: Aloha, OR Near Portland

Woodworker- toy maker----

I will happily share/ help with patterns! I make or modify almost all that I use!

Especially like making rocking horses-- I make at least 4 different sizes, even a "super heavy duty" to support 200+ lbs. (Tester admitted to 330)

-writer- free-lance about vintage real and toy vehicles to national magazines

Grew up on a ND farm. Have done everything from custodial, to trucking, to sales, metal fabrication, plastics manufacturing, retail, and boiler operation, etc. (EVEN STUCK IN A SUIT FOR ALMOST A DECADE!) Have made wooden things for 60+ years

My pictures of some of my items

Here is the link to my Photobucket splash-- A little of everything!

Interests in everything

Comments/questions on anything are appreciated and I will try to answer.

-- just rjR

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#1 posted 03-12-2012 07:57 PM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 03-12-2012 08:17 PM

Hi Everyone,

I will happily share ideas and any of my own made up patterns from my website, that you will want. I Always like new ideas and usually manage to make my own patterns up. I can help and scan/email to anyone.

The icon is “Tanader” a relative of the famous one. This is a 6-1/2 foot long toy box.
Please checkout my wbesite at

Any suggestions or questions are very welcome.

-- just rjR

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#3 posted 03-13-2012 12:30 AM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 03-13-2012 03:57 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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#5 posted 03-13-2012 03:40 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#6 posted 02-14-2014 12:09 PM

I’d be happy to join your buddy list. You sound like me, just an old fart enjoying the sunset of our lives. I will add you to my list which is kinda selective….you are #2. Have a blessed day.

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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#7 posted 10-23-2014 08:55 PM

Hi engine was treated to a fast road cam, new pistons, bearings, a complete rebuild and my first ever brand new carb! It only took 4 years and 4 different engine builders and £1k! I will be painting it tomorrow in robin’s egg blue.

I love your toyboxes especially the pickup truck, I wish I’d thought of that, I make toyboxes and soapboxes just couldn’t see the connection… DUH!

-- If at first you do succeed try not to look surprised

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