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Location: Sulphur Springs, Tx
Website: havenwoodcrafts.weebly.com

I love to spend time out in my shop (2-car garage) working on projects. I have spent my adult life working with wood in one form or another. Interiors for corporate jets, residential cabinets, even some framing and re-modeling.

I work in a cabinet shop, doing the mundane stuff (cabinet doors) as well as the custom arch moldings, turnings and other one-off pieces for the shop.

At home I build projects for my home (read- wife), gifts, and some to sell. I go back and forth about working for myself but am real hesitant about getting stuck with deadlines and dealing with customers all the time. I get enough of that at work and like MY shop to be the place I go to relax. The people I build furniture for now know that I'm not in any hurry to meet deadlines and I will turn out work worth waiting on.

I like to take on new projects that catch my attention. I've made game boards for myself and friends, routed bowls, furniture for my house, etc. I finally bought a lathe this past spring and am practicing with it as time allows and the mood strikes.

Fall through spring are my best times to get out in the shop as the middle of summer in East Texas can be a killer and the last thing I want to do after working in the heat all day is sweat out in the garage.

-- Robert - Haven Wood Crafts

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commented on Joker Board #5 04-25-2011 01:27 AM
added project Wahoo Board 04-25-2011 01:15 AM
added project Joker Board #5 04-25-2011 12:53 AM
commented on Finally! I Have A Super Sled! (With A Few Attachments) 02-25-2011 04:55 AM
added project Valentine's Day Candy Dispenser 02-15-2011 04:17 AM
commented on Decent Sander for the Price (using Coupon) 01-16-2011 05:11 PM

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woodworm

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#1 posted 01-26-2010 04:30 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 01-26-2010 04:32 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 01-26-2010 07:15 PM

Welcome to LJs a place were there are great people,super projects and outstanding woodworkers.Enjoy

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Max

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#4 posted 01-26-2010 07:16 PM

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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#5 posted 01-26-2010 08:41 PM

Hello Rsmith71,

Let me welcome you to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be an interesting, as well as exciting, experience. Have fun and enjoy.

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

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#6 posted 01-27-2010 06:02 AM

Hi there,
I too am somewhat new to LumberJocks and would like to welcome you to the site. The folks here are great and the projects will absolutely blow your mind. There are some very talented people out there…
Sit back, enjoy the ride and be careful, this site is extremely addictive…
Welcome to LJ
Wisty

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

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woodchic

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#7 posted 01-27-2010 02:53 PM

Hello….....Welcome to lj’s

AKA…............Woodchic

-- Robin Renee'

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ND2ELK

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#8 posted 01-27-2010 03:56 PM

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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Splinterman

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#9 posted 01-28-2010 10:49 AM

WELCOME to LJ’s ….the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#10 posted 01-28-2010 05:07 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks – The best woodworking community anywhere!
You are off to quite a start at LJ and I look forward to seeing more of your posts and projects.

Share the Love ~ Share the Knowledge

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#11 posted 01-30-2010 05:38 AM

I got to make me a cool video like Todd did. Till then… I will have to go with an old fashion… “Welcome to Lumber Jocks”

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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Karson

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#12 posted 01-31-2010 09:51 PM

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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Beginningwoodworker

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#13 posted 02-01-2010 05:55 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Roger

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#14 posted 10-24-2010 01:46 AM

You’ve got some great lookin projects there Robert. Awesome stuff.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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