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Forum topic by PhilosopherSteve posted 03-20-2007 07:49 PM 978 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-20-2007 07:49 PM

I just read Barb’s post as I was getting ready to make my own introduction. I heard about this board reading Pop Woodworking’s blog about the competition. I saw the link to LumberJocks and came over for a looksie. Lots of good topics and information here. I’m normally over at WoodCentral, but I like to talk about woodworking so the more the merrier. I’m a mid 30’s computer type by day who’d much rather be making sawdust. I prefer to work with hand tools but by no means do I have no power tools in the shop. I make pretty much whatever comes along, and I do some commission work for friends and co-workers. I’d say I’m probably still at the amateur level, but some of my friends tell me I’m too modest. My current project is a good workbench for a friend who wanted something more personally done, so I spec’ed out a nice mortise/tenon base with drawbolt construction, solid core door for a top and some drawers. Two things I learned on this project: 1) If you’re wife uses the tools too, check the setup when you’ve been out of the shop a few days (oops, short tenons) and 2) When using fir 2x material leave at least a good inch at the end of a leg before starting a mortise.

Oh, I’m a PA boy who’s a little north of Philadelphia. As for why the Philosopher in my handle, well, that’s what my degree is actually in.

Hope I didn’t prattle on too long.


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#1 posted 03-20-2007 08:10 PM

too long?? have you read some of the blogs on here??? This is a Reader’s Digest version :)

From philosophy to computers.. yah.. I can see the connection! ?? Isn’t it interesting how we grow over the years?

And now – a big welcome to LJ.

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#2 posted 03-20-2007 08:48 PM

Welcome Steve

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#3 posted 03-20-2007 09:58 PM

Well, if it’s a dissertation you want, then I can certainly meet the need. Carrying a degree in philosophy is like my free ticket to expound ad nauseum at will.

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#4 posted 03-20-2007 11:06 PM

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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#5 posted 03-21-2007 12:04 AM

bring it on Steve.. bring it on
For those who are rolling their eyes, they can just read the short version!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#6 posted 03-21-2007 12:38 AM

Thanks for the welcome folks.
I might be the only true lumber(Jock), seeing as I am a Scot!
But I live in the English part of the UK now…
Shhhh.. Don’t spread that about.

John…

-- Working fast helps you to arrive at your mistakes in spectacular fashion. (Me 2009!)

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#7 posted 03-21-2007 12:53 AM

Maybe I should intro myself better.
I am 68, and I spent 10 years in the British Navy from 1954 to 1964. 15 and a half when I enlisted. I learned most of my woodwork there but really began in school at age 11.
In 1964 I worked in the Joinery trade, making high class bank counters and other types of shop-fitting projects.

I decided to become a Police Officer in 1965 and then used woodwork as a hobby, and illegal moonlighting!

I have written articles for ‘Good Woodworking’, ‘The Woodworker’, ‘Traditional Woodworking’, and other similar magazines in the UK.

I love my Leigh jig, which I bought when a spinal injury prevented me from stooping over a vice, to cut dovetails. I tried raising up the bench, but it didn’t suit me, so I went the machine route completely.

Now I just finish off most jobs by hand tools. Of course I will hand-cut dovetails when it’s necessary, but it takes me forever! I am never happier than when I am knee deep in Douglas Fir, English Oak, or Ash shavings. I concentrate on small stuff now such as writing slopes, hope chests, and kiddie-chairs. I am looking forward to starting my first rocking horse. By Christmas. The year to be decided!

So that’s me folks, and thanks again for the welcome.

John (UK)

-- Working fast helps you to arrive at your mistakes in spectacular fashion. (Me 2009!)

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#8 posted 03-21-2007 01:25 AM

I guess I don’t understand the Jock joke there John… technically I’m a Scott too! (and yes, if you go back far enough, there is some real Scot mixed in)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#9 posted 03-21-2007 01:31 AM

Hi Scott,

A native of Scotland is known as ‘Jock’ (Males usually). You must have heard of Jock McTavish! Lol!
A Welshman would be called Taff, because of their big river. And an Irishman is called Paddy.

But I hasten to add, in these PC times, we don’t use the terms anymore, so it’s all historical really!
And of course, Scotch is a drink, a Scot is a native of Scotland! What a wonderful language we have over here…

John (UK)

-- Working fast helps you to arrive at your mistakes in spectacular fashion. (Me 2009!)

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#10 posted 03-21-2007 01:37 AM

Thanks for that John… helps to add a little color and perspective. Yes, language sure can be fun to play with ;) No worries on the PC bit.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#11 posted 03-21-2007 02:22 AM

Hey there PhilospherSteve welcome.

-- Straight grains & sharp blades

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#12 posted 03-21-2007 02:39 PM

Thanks for the welcomes, and let me also give a welcome to Woodwayze.

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#13 posted 03-21-2007 03:28 PM

you just never know what you’ll learn here at L.J.

Keep those cultural terms alive!!

I’m a Canuck… not sure if there is a male/female distinguisher :)

(and “haha” re: Christmas, year unknown)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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