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Location: Illinios
Website: www.wooddesignsbyeric.com & www.handcraftedwoodenfurniture.com

I have been working with wood all my life except for a while when I was in the military. I specialize in making custom furniture from Red and White Oak also Cherry, Pine. My happiness is watching someone face after they know they can get what they want and then when they see the finished project.
In 1996 I started this business and after having some success with sharpening service giving my blades the edge they need and will last. Especially going through hard wood. I bought my own sharpeners for planer & jointer blades, chisels gouges, and other lathe tools. Also for saw blades and other knives. I went to the expense to get the better wheel for the carbide blades. The nice thing is I can test the blades out before and after I sharpen them and see the difference. This has proven to be a big help for me and several others I know that need there blades sharpened. Learning this took time and a lot of trial and error on my old blades to fine the right grind to get the cut I wanted. If you need help on your project or blades feel free to contact me.

-- Eric, Illinois, www.wooddesignsbyeric.com

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#1 posted 10-09-2009 05:13 PM

Hello Eric,

Let me welcome 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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#2 posted 10-09-2009 05:23 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 10-09-2009 06:38 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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#4 posted 10-09-2009 06:45 PM

Welcome aboard. Nice to have you join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#5 posted 10-10-2009 12:50 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! This is a great place to get – or give – advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are a wonderful source of new ideas. I love this site, I hope you will enjoy it too.

Look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

-- Gary

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#6 posted 10-10-2009 01:49 AM

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help you with your woodworking endeavors. Feel free to ask for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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thecraftsman

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#7 posted 10-10-2009 03:59 PM

Thank you all for such a warm welcome to this forum. In the short time I have looked around and seen some very interesting different projects some of you have worked on. I look forward to being a member of lumberjock. Feel free to ask for advice.

-- Eric, Illinois, www.wooddesignsbyeric.com

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#8 posted 10-11-2009 01:33 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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#9 posted 10-11-2009 03:37 AM

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

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#10 posted 10-11-2009 04:13 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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#11 posted 10-11-2009 05:17 AM

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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#12 posted 10-11-2009 02:38 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks. It is a GREAT place to get ideas for your projects and help when you get stuck. There is a ton of information to help you along the way.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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