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Location: Förslöv Sweden
Website: http://picasaweb.google.com/RDLAURANCE

Born & raised in the drier hinterlands of eastern Oregon, I have found myself living and loving life in the south of Sweden.

With an education focus on sculpture in the realms of glass and metal, I've ventured further away into the areas of wood and soon ceramics as well. Drawing and a bit of painting also fills in the time for some of my creative needs.

Since July 2007, I've been renovating a late 1800's adobe house here in Sweden and it has taken most of my time away from my art, though I am being creative in my renovating as some of my pictures may show. I'll hopefully be finished with the house by mid-2011 and will begin on converting the large barn to a sculpture studio. Can't wait for that to be!

-- Rick, south Sweden

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Todd Thomas

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#1 posted 1945 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks….It will be a great resource for you and your projects. There are a bunch of great people here willing to help……have fun….Looking forward to your projects and posts….. WARNING: Visiting LumberJocks has proven to be addictive.

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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woodworm

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#2 posted 1945 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 1945 days ago

Hello Rdlaurance,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be both a rewarding and an inspirational part of your woodworking adventure.

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

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wpreman

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#4 posted 1945 days ago

Welcome, glad you’ve joined us!

-- Bill, Florida

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cabinetmaster

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#5 posted 1945 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help you with your woodworking endeavors. Feel free to ask for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………..LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Max

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#6 posted 1945 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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gjd

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#7 posted 1945 days ago

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! This is a great place to get – or give – advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are a wonderful source of new ideas. I love this site, I hope you will enjoy it too.

Look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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rdlaurance

361 posts in 1945 days


#8 posted 1945 days ago

Thank y’all for your warm words of welcome. I’ve worked with wood and wood working tools/equipment one way or another since I was about 12 y.o., so I guess my arteries are a bit clogged with sawdust. It feels good to back in the dust again. Hope I can inspire others on this site as I’ve noted there is great inspiration for me as well.

-- Rick, south Sweden

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whitedog

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#9 posted 1945 days ago

good to have you here… i’ll be watching for your things

-- Paul , Calfornia

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Grumpy

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#10 posted 1944 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks . This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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HallTree

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#11 posted 1944 days ago

Welcome Rick. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see more of your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and don’t forget to use pushsticks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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Karson

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#12 posted 1944 days ago

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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rodb

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#13 posted 1942 days ago

Hi and welcome.
I went a nd checked out your website. Very interesting.
I am also a sculpture, I will follow your journey here with great interest.
Once again welcome.
Have fun.
Rod

-- R

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ND2ELK

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#14 posted 1942 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
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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a1Jim

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#15 posted 1941 days ago

Hey Rick Welcome to LJs there’s lots of talented folks here and now there’s one more

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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