Ron Ford

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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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#1 posted 358 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.
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-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 358 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#3 posted 357 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- Todd

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#4 posted 146 days ago

Nice bowl Ron, good idea on the layout.

-- John, South Dakota

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