Kerry Drake

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163 posts in 1646 days

Location: Loudon, NH

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,

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commented on Wood lathe's. #1: What wood lathe is the best bang for your buck? 111 days ago
added project Indoor Planter via WWGOA 150 days ago
commented on Miter Saw Station #1: Project start 155 days ago
commented on Hey, the floor IS made of wood.... 192 days ago
added project Hey, the floor IS made of wood.... 193 days ago
posted review I like I-Box 230 days ago
added project Side table inspired by a picture. 234 days ago
commented on KREG 2 x 4 Workbench / Outfeed Table 343 days ago
added project KREG 2 x 4 Workbench / Outfeed Table 343 days ago
added project Snowman Bandsaw Box 345 days ago
commented on Curved Corner Serving Tray 347 days ago
added project Curved Corner Serving Tray 347 days ago
added project Wheel Chair Accessible Picnic Table 482 days ago
commented on New England Events #3: Springfield, MA Woodworking Show 2013 597 days ago
added project Table Saw Miter Sled 713 days ago

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#1 posted 1646 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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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 1646 days ago


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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#3 posted 1646 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 1646 days ago

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

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 1645 days ago

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.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#6 posted 1645 days ago

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…


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

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#7 posted 1645 days ago

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 1644 days ago

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,

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#9 posted 1640 days ago

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

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 1639 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 †

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#11 posted 1098 days ago

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 1098 days ago

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,

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#13 posted 1098 days ago

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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