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Location: Huntsville,Al
Website: http://www.firstdesignwoodworking.com/

Welcome to my Page everyone! I'm glad you stopped by for a visit. Since you more than likely don't know me , it's always best to let you know a little about who I am and what my likes and dislikes are ( did I say dislikes? There aren't any really ) . I'm Northern born ( Minnesota ) to Danish and Norwegian decent and migrate to the Alabama area in the early 60's. My education in woodworking evolved through my Dad and my imagination to pursue anything associated with the Arts. My Grandfathers trades were in Blacksmithing and Wagon and Wheelwrights so I guess some of that has passed along to me.
I also was introduced to the art of music at an early age and am an accomplished pianist, which I've later found woodworking and being a musician don't mix but that's a story for later!
I'm married to a wonderful Southern Girl and will celebrate 38 years this coming June.
I have one son who is married and they are raising my first Grandson. Boy do I see my reflection of myself in him, all boy and going 90MPH non stop. Can you tell I'm Proud?
As for my woodworking , I enjoy designing and building most anything but my biggest pleasure is Period Furniture. I'm an avid antique buff so our home is filled with them. My shop is a free standing Gambrel style building 24' x 28' and fully equipped with the necessary machines and tools along with my collection of antique planes, yea I'm a Neanderthal too!
Well enough about me how about yourself? Drop me a line, I always enjoy talking woodworking!
Have a Good One,
Smitty

-- Smitty, Alabama, http://www.firstdesignwoodworking.com/

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Max

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#1 posted 04-10-2008 03:14 AM

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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Paul D

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#2 posted 04-10-2008 03:15 AM

Welcome to LJs !! Glad you have joined us !!

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#3 posted 04-10-2008 03:46 AM

Hello Smitty1,

Let me welcome you to LJs. I hope you will find this to be an exciting and rewarding part of your woodworking journey.

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

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scrollsaw

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#4 posted 04-10-2008 04:01 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! Glad your here.

-- Todd

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GaryK

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#5 posted 04-10-2008 04:04 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! Enjoy yourself.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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HallTree

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#6 posted 04-10-2008 06:06 AM

Welcome Smitty. That is quite a web site you have. You should be a great help to those here that are just starting as a woodworker. Looking forward to your comments

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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Grumpy

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#7 posted 04-10-2008 10:53 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks . This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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smitty1

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#8 posted 04-10-2008 11:40 AM

I what to thank everyone for the warm welcome. Hopefully I can offer some of what I’ve learned in my woodworking experiences and I’m always up for learning a new challenge myself. This site has many new avenues to explore so bear with me in getting used to it, looks like I ‘ve got a lot of exploring to do.
Thank again everyone, Have a Good One
Smitty

-- Smitty, Alabama, http://www.firstdesignwoodworking.com/

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tenontim

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#9 posted 04-10-2008 07:29 PM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks, Smitty. Real nice furniture you’re making. Enjoy yourself and join in! I really like that truck!

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rikkor

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#10 posted 04-11-2008 07:44 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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cajunpen

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#11 posted 04-12-2008 11:28 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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ND2ELK

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#12 posted 04-21-2008 03:32 AM

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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Karson

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#13 posted 04-21-2008 04:18 AM

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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Bureaucrat

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#14 posted 04-04-2009 03:56 AM

Hey Smitty: Congratulations! In a few days you will have been a Lumber Jock for 1 year! Thanks for your participation.

-- Gary

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Monty Queen

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#15 posted 07-20-2009 04:47 AM

Smitty: I really like your shop especially your assortment of chisels and planes. You do really good work, thanks for posting it.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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