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Location: Kokomo IN
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I am getting back into serious woodworking after a hiatus of nearly 10 years. I went through a divorce and moved, losing my shop space. I then remarried and for the first time, acquired a family with three kids. I have enjoyed them immensely and spent most of my free time with them and my new wife. We have a home with a basement but SWMBO has asthma and it does not lend itself to powertool woodworking in the house. I have finally gotten back to doing some stuff and have my power tools on wheels in the garage. My hand tools and bench are in the basement. I have made Windsor chairs and Appalachian chairs and stools. Because of my heritage, I prefer the Appalachian and really enjoy time spent with a draw knife at my shave horse.

I also do some casework projects and have been heavily influenced by Maloof and by Marc Adams. I have taken several courses at his school.

For the most part, I do initial stock preparation with machines ( including most ripping) I do most all joinery by hand and do final stock prep by hand, including using a jointer plane for final edge joint preparation.

I thoroughly enjoy hand planes and chisels and try to keep them razor sharp. In fact, It has just dawned on me that I may be a little too anal about this after watching some giants in the craft at work.

Right now making an abacus out of cherry for my wife's secon grade classroom. Then nice large jewelry boxes for my daughters (in their very early twenties) and then a large standing jewelry chest for my sweetie.
All drawers hand dovetailed, etc.

Would like to get a group together from Central Indiana who are primarily interested in hand tool woodworking.

Been lurking at this site for a while and really enjoy it

I have a collection of spoke shaves and probably have 70 or so block planes.

I love Chas. Buck chisels.

Ron

-- roninkokomo

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surfin2

51278 posts in 1760 days


#1 posted 1296 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks, Good Luck…

-- Rick

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roninkokomo

14 posts in 1296 days


#2 posted 1296 days ago

Very interested in getting a bunch together from Central Indiana that would focus primarily on hand tool woodworking. Just posted profile. Been woodworking for 35 years or so.

-- roninkokomo

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SnowyRiver

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#3 posted 1296 days ago

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

Try posting your notice in one of the forums…you will get much more response there….good luck!!

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Splinterman

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#4 posted 1296 days ago

WELCOME to LJ’s…Enjoy the experience.

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Max

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#5 posted 1296 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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dbray45

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#6 posted 1295 days ago

Welcome -keeping planes and chisels sharp are a good thing.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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ShopTinker

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#7 posted 1295 days ago

Welcome to LJ. This is best place on the net to share and learn from a great bunch of friendly, talented, helpful woodworkers. I’ll warn you, it’s very addictive.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#8 posted 1099 days ago

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself just about 2 years ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…
I apologize for the late welcome but I am currently serving overseas and don’t have a lot of spare time on my hands.

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…

Wisty

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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