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Workshop by Rev. Jim Paulson posted 07-04-2009 06:17 PM 1184 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Rev. Jim Paulson

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206 Earl North Drive
Haskins, OH 43525
United States

Hi Woodworking Friends,

A lot of things have changed in my life since January. Yeah we moved again. We moved to Haskins, Ohio, so I could serve as pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Previously, I served as pastor at St. John Lutheran Church, Hicksville, and before that I was a part-time pastor serving in rural Upstate New York. Now in Haskins we are closer to family and woodworking has been returned to me as being my escape from the challenges of serving in ministry.

My woodworking takes place in a basement workshop and I’ll do my best to provide some pictures in the near future.

God’s blessing,
Jim

www.chairsbypaulson.com
www.jdpaulsonfurnituremakers.com

-- www.chairsbypaulson.com


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PineInTheAsh

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#1 posted 07-04-2009 06:31 PM

I like the look and feel of this space.

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WhattheChuck

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#2 posted 07-04-2009 06:35 PM

Awesome, Jim!

Boy, I’m sure thinking about that carving horse as a way to set up the kids to carve spindles…

-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

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WhattheChuck

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#3 posted 07-04-2009 06:37 PM

BTW, really like your chairsbypaulson website!

-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

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Rev. Jim Paulson

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#4 posted 07-04-2009 06:37 PM

Thanks. A Funny thing about it, I didn’t realize it until later that I painted the walls the same color as at church. One of my parishioners said, pastor this is your sanctuary. Of course I agreed. We all need a space to forget other things. Working with wood has always been my escape.

Take care,
Jim

-- www.chairsbypaulson.com

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 07-04-2009 06:45 PM

Hey Rev Jim
This is one terrific shop with lots of great projects going on. Those chairs look wonderful have you made many and were did you learn to make them?
Jim

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 07-04-2009 07:00 PM

Hi Jim,

I saw your shop too and I marvelled at your whole layout. Pretty nice.

I got hooked on making Windsor chairs by taking a Sack Back chair class with Mike Dunbar at the Windsor Institute in 2007. I went pro making chairs and I’m working on building a customer base while I also care for people at my church. Best of both worlds actually. The chair in the background is a Philadelphia High Back chair. I’m building one now for my mom.

I have a pretty cool website now for my business.

Best wishes and thanks for looking,
Jim

-- www.chairsbypaulson.com

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 07-04-2009 07:12 PM

Hey Jim
I guess I missed that fine web site the first time through. I’ve always been a fan of Mike Dunbar and hoped to take his class some day. I hope your customer base grows quickly. Have a happy Fourth.

Jim

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#8 posted 07-04-2009 07:33 PM

Jim, you have a really nice shop in which to work. It does look like you have a lot going on in there but you have organized your shop pretty well. I like the cabinetry that you added to it. These are nice looking cabinets that are not only functional but look good as well. You have a wonderful collection of hand tools with which to work. I have always had a great deal of respect for those woodworkers who were capable of mastering a traditional approach to producing furniture. And you have a nice set of power tools as well!! You certainly have your hands in both woodworking disciplines.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed visiting with you.

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

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Rev. Jim Paulson

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#9 posted 07-04-2009 08:43 PM

Hey Scott,

Thanks for the kind words. I’ve been at it awhile, once I could crawl upon Dad’s workbench, I guess.

It can be an expensive hobby no doubt. I think I got more serious when I started going to flea markets and finding old tools. My advice is to pick an aspect that appeals to you the most so it is manageable. Taking classes is great. This forum is wonderful too.

Take care,
Jim

-- www.chairsbypaulson.com

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F Dudak

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#10 posted 07-05-2009 07:11 AM

Great Shop Jim!!

Nice to see you’ve found a place for that diploma!

-- Fred.... Poconos, PA ---- Chairwright in the making ----

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#11 posted 12-10-2009 05:30 AM

Jim, thats a nice workshop.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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