Ron Ford

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71 posts in 337 days

Location: West Friendship, MD

I have been a woodworker for many years, making a variety of items including small functional pieces (bookshelves, small furniture items, etc.) as well as wooden toys. I retired a little over two years ago and was re-bitten by the woodturning hobby which I had not done since high school many years ago.

When I am not working at my part time job in a local hardware store, I still make toys for my two small grandchildren but spend most of my free shop time at my Jet 1642 EVS lathe. I especially enjoy turning bowls from green wood (and have a large and growing supply in my garage) as well as pens, pepper mills, goblets, and platters. I am a member of the Baltimore Area Turners club and enjoy my time and learn quite a bit from the other members there. I have a lot to learn but really enjoy the hobby and plan to pursue it as long as possible.

-- Once in awhile I make something really great. Most days I just make sawdust.

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added project Lidded Bowl 63 days ago
started topic Mixing Alcohol Based Aniline Dye? 71 days ago
replied on CA pen finish cracking 97 days ago
replied on Some very specific questions about mentoring 108 days ago
started topic Spindle Dancer Jig - Alternative to a Duplicating Lathe 124 days ago
commented on new boxes 124 days ago
added project Segminated Bowl :-) 125 days ago
replied on Band Saw Blade advice 129 days ago
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replied on New Grizzly Jointer Condition - What would you do 129 days ago
commented on Trying Segmented Turning 129 days ago
added project Trying Segmented Turning 130 days ago
replied on water borne finishes and turning 131 days ago

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#1 posted 337 days ago

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy !
Because I often get asked questions by new members I’ve included the answers to the most( FAQ) along with my welcoming message to LJs.
You should know that posting questions or projects here (your profile page) will not get you very many responses’ just because it’s your profile page not part of a main forum. To post in a main forum read below.
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-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 336 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#3 posted 336 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- Todd

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#4 posted 125 days ago

Nice bowl Ron, good idea on the layout.

-- John, South Dakota

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