Adam Weis

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Location: Irvine, California

I am beginning as a studio furnituremaker and designer in Orange County, CA. My interest in making furniture was first sparked while studying fine art at the University of California, Santa Cruz. My intense interest in Chinese and Japanese art, which is not distinguished from craft, provided a basis to explore my interest in woodworking through the lens of an artist and a scholar. Although I was often frustrated at the University by what I felt was the closed-mindedness of the academic art world, the chance to study the the theoretical and historical origins of art in tandem with my development as a craftsman, left me with a broad aesthetic knowledge to draw from. After graduating from college I adjusted my studio to suit the needs of a more artisan style of furniture, and completed several pieces that reflect my ecclectic approach to design. The launching of my website is one of many ways I am seeking to broaden my horizons as an artist and craftsman.

-- Adam,

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Roger Strautman

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#1 posted 2657 days ago

Welcome aboard the LJ Express! You will find that things go pretty quick around here and answers to your questions will come very fast.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#2 posted 2657 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#3 posted 2656 days ago

Welcome. Enjoy the site.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#4 posted 2656 days ago

Welcome aboard Adam. I think you will find that this is one of the friendliest and most helpful Forums. Great looking sculpture.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 2656 days ago

Great to have you with us Adam.

-- Mark

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#6 posted 2655 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks! Let’s make something wonderful from wood!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#7 posted 2655 days ago

A big hardy welcome from the best place on earth to be…LumberJocks website. Thanks for joining us.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#8 posted 2650 days ago

Welcome aboard LJ. Hope you enjoy your visits as much as I do – they are all a great bunch on jocks and jockesses.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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#9 posted 2627 days ago

Welcome to LJls if you need anything just ask anyone jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 2627 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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#11 posted 2128 days ago

Really nice projects skillfully executed. Pleasure seeing your work. The display cabinet was cool. I liked the drawer pulls. They are all great.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#12 posted 1920 days ago

Congratulations on being a Lumber Jock for 2 years!

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#13 posted 1718 days ago

Adam, Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#14 posted 1707 days ago

I went back and looked through your projects. I like your style, we share interest in some of the same influences.

I find your personal story and experience with the academic art world interesting. Especially for the frustrations experienced, yet you managed to maintain clarity of finding the value and importance of what you were learning.

It sounds a bit like the academic world was trying to get you to think one way but you chose to think your way…isn’t that the purpose of higher education? To broaden the mind?

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#15 posted 1563 days ago

Well, another year has rolled by. It must have been a fun year because it seems like yesterday when I congratulated you on be a LJ for 2 years. Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary at Lumber Jocks. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit and happy anniversary!

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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