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114 posts in 1899 days

Location: Simpsonville, SC
Website: www.swirlsandburls.com

Been pursuing artistry in wood for 3 years or so. I love the variety, surprises, and challenges this brings, not to mention the sheer beauty of the wood. God puts it in there, and lets me uncover it! Turning is my passion, and I enjoy combining it with the artistic blending of stone and mineral inlay. Who knew how much fun it could be?

-- patience is a virtue ... in woodworking, cooking, and life in general

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added project Civil War Pen and Ammo Box 223 days ago
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added project Pecan Bowl 434 days ago
commented on A Box For a Handle of a Rusty Old Knife 560 days ago
replied on Finishing Walnut?????? 609 days ago
commented on Burl Bowl with Stone Inlay 717 days ago
commented on Ancient Stump #2 Stone Inlay 717 days ago
added project Ancient Stump #2 Stone Inlay 945 days ago
commented on Natural Edged Maple Burl Bowl 956 days ago
commented on "Ancient Stump #1" Stone Inlay in Cherry Crotch 965 days ago
added project "Ancient Stump #1" Stone Inlay in Cherry Crotch 966 days ago
commented on Stone Inlay, Birches #2 on Walnut 990 days ago
commented on Arts & Crafts Clock 991 days ago
commented on box elder bowl 992 days ago
commented on Stone Inlay, Birches #2 on Walnut 992 days ago

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Scott Bryan

27251 posts in 2324 days


#1 posted 1899 days ago

Hello John,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be both a rewarding and an inspirational part of your woodworking journey.

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

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Todd Thomas

4969 posts in 1951 days


#2 posted 1899 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks….It will be a great resource for you and your projects. There are a bunch of great people here willing to help……have fun….Looking forward to your projects and posts….. WARNING: Visiting LumberJocks has proven to be addictive.

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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HallTree

5661 posts in 2270 days


#3 posted 1899 days ago

Welcome John. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see more of your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and don’t forget to use pushsticks.

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

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Max

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#4 posted 1899 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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Bigdogs117

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#5 posted 1899 days ago

Welcome to the shop. I look forward to seeing your projects and I hope you enjoy the site. There is alot of good information available from both professionals and amateurs who are willing to share their craft. God Bless!

-- Rusty

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Karson

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#6 posted 1899 days ago

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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gjd

18326 posts in 2155 days


#7 posted 1899 days ago

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! I have the forums to be a great place to get and give advice about woodworking and I often gain new insights on the project posts. I find you project post to be most unusual and interesting. I hope you find this site as enjoyable and useful as I do.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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trifern

8132 posts in 2270 days


#8 posted 1898 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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woodworm

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#9 posted 1898 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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rikkor

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#10 posted 1898 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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Grumpy

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#11 posted 1898 days ago

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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gjd

18326 posts in 2155 days


#12 posted 1534 days ago

Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary as a Lumber Jock! I look forward to more of your posts.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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robert triplett

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#13 posted 1259 days ago

That looks great. I just finished a purpleheart plate that I think will now become a frisbbe. LOL I love to see people take the next step to make art out of a craft. I don’t have the Artist’s inspiration to do that, but I appreciate seeing it. Thanks for the Blog.
Robert

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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DAWG

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#14 posted 1251 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks, I hope you enjoy this site as much as I do, I’m sure you will.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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rayn

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#15 posted 992 days ago

Welcome to L.J. !..... Good work on the inlay. I saw something similar at the recent AAW in St. Paul and want to try if for myself . Where do you get the calcite etc. Is that native to you area?

-- Ray,Iowa

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