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Location: Loudon, NH
Website: http://thenickedfinger.wordpress.com/

Woodworking for me started as the "unskilled" help in home improvement projects done with family and friends. We would get together 2 or 3 times a year (6 to 8 of us) and do something to somebody's house.

Slowly I gained some general carpentry skills, and also got some inspiration from watching one of my brothers who is pretty talented in the wood working area.

Now I have a shop of my own (dedicated building) and am starting to produce pieces (some of which are of my own design). 2010 looks to be a break out year, hopefully taking my skills "to the next level".

-- Kerry Drake, Loudon NH, http://thenickedfinger.wordpress.com/

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Max

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#1 posted 02-17-2010 07:47 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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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 02-17-2010 08:36 PM

Kerry,

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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SnowyRiver

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#3 posted 02-17-2010 09:10 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 02-18-2010 12:32 AM

Welcome to Ljs a place were there great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Bureaucrat

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#5 posted 02-18-2010 03:04 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 look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

To get the most feedback on your projects, it’s best to only post 1 or 2 at a time. This way you will get feedback over several days and from a wide variety of members.

Please enjoy your membership.

-- Gary

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#6 posted 02-18-2010 07:48 AM

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself a few months ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…

Wisty

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

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Splinterman

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#7 posted 02-18-2010 08:10 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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#8 posted 02-19-2010 06:28 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks – The best woodworking community anywhere!

I look forward to seeing your posts and projects.

Share the Love ~ Share the Knowledge

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

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ND2ELK

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#9 posted 02-23-2010 03:24 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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#10 posted 02-24-2010 04:28 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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DocSavage45

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#11 posted 08-19-2011 04:38 PM

Kerry,
Looked at your projects. Seeing your skill develop. Keep up the good work! How big is your dedicated shop? I live in an equally. maybe colder place, MN. Iv’e lived on East coast and had a friend in New Hampshire. I thought about a wood burner as a way of managing scrap and heating the shop. Mine has four seperat rooms. Was a skeloton from a small animal barn, when I started. Decided to install a furnace instead for insurance purposes. Hoping to finish my maintenance and carpentry by this winter, and start my waiting list of projects.

Oh yeah, welcome to LJ’s

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Kerry Drake

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#12 posted 08-19-2011 07:27 PM

My shop is 16×24 and is currently heated with a wood stove. I am considering upgrading to a natural gas heater so I can keep the shop above Freezing all winter. We will have to see how much $$ that is going to be.

-- Kerry Drake, Loudon NH, http://thenickedfinger.wordpress.com/

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DocSavage45

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#13 posted 08-19-2011 10:52 PM

Thanks, fyi. my friend has a garage heater for his shop. The problem with it is the dust lighting on it and burning giving off gases.. He does not have an air filiering system for dust that is not picked up by collector. Mine is a hose furnace with vent dampers to control where the heat goes.
I addition to furnace filters, I have a grizzly air filtration system sitting in the rafters of my primary shop space.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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