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John Fry

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2334 days ago

I’m a custom furniture builder in the rural town of Acton, California. I have been woodworking seriously for the last ten years, and in 2002 I started selling my work through a very high profile designer in the Los Angeles area. With her clients and along with a few long time clients of my own I’ve been able to stay very busy.

I see some familiar names here, so maybe I know some of you already. I hope to make some new friends too. Lumberjocks seems like a friendly place and I hope to share what I do know, and hopefully learn some of what I don’t. I love posting my projects so I will be doing that too.

Some of you have already welcomed me just from my signing up and filling out my profile….....

Amazing and Thank You.

-- John, Chisel and Bit Custom Crafted Furniture, www.chiselandbit.com


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dennis mitchell

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#1 posted 2334 days ago

Welcome. That is quite a body of work on your web site. Hope you make yourself at home here!

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SteveKorz

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#2 posted 2334 days ago

Welcome to LJs! The more you look into this site, the more addictive it becomes. There is some AMAZING talent and knowledge here, tap into it and enjoy it!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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Big_Bob

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#3 posted 2334 days ago

John: I to am a new member. I live in Palmdale, CA just a few miles down the 14 freeway. Anyway, welcome to Lumberjocks. I had had fun just in short time that I have been with the group. Also, I like your website.

-- Bob Clark, Tool Collector and Sawdust Maker

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Al Navas

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#4 posted 2334 days ago

Welcome, John! You will like Lumberjocks :-)

To the rest of the folks here: Be prepared for a REAL treat with all of John’s work. Truly amazing, instructional, inspiring, wonderful stuff. I have followed his work for several years; I learn a LOT from every new project he does.

-- Al Navas, Country Club, MO, http://sandal-woodsblog.com

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Chris

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#5 posted 2334 days ago

To Echo all the others: Welcome, I think you have found the best place on the net for woodworkers.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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CharlieM1958

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#6 posted 2334 days ago

Welcome. You have some beautiful furniture on your site. I’m sure we can learn from you.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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ND2ELK

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#7 posted 2334 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
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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CharlieD

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#8 posted 2334 days ago

Welcome, Welcome. Look forward to seeing your work posted.

-- Charlie - Texas

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Pretzel

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#9 posted 2334 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s

-- Pretzel L8agn

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alanealane

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#10 posted 2333 days ago

WOW, you are a force to be reckoned with….in the wood shop, that is. Can you send me some of your talent and experience in an e-mail??

Well, a guy can wish can’t he?

Keep up the fantastic work! Ya just can’t beat Custom designed furniture using exotic woods.

—And another hearty welcome to LJ.
Alex

-- Lane Custom Guitars and Basses

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John Fry

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#11 posted 2333 days ago

Thanks for the wonderful welcome everyone!

Hi Al, I knew I’d see some old friends here. Thanks for the kind words.

-- John, Chisel and Bit Custom Crafted Furniture, www.chiselandbit.com

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Joe Lyddon

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#12 posted 2232 days ago

Hi John,

It’s good to see that you have discovered this NICE & talented bunch of people!

Enjoy… & have fun,

Joe

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Napaman

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#13 posted 2232 days ago

welcome John…this is a great place to do just what you said…share what you know and learn from others what you dont know…well I am up THE FREEWAY (hwy 5) just a bit…ha ha…in Napa…look forward to seeing your work…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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FRITZ

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#14 posted 2232 days ago

I TO AM A NEW MEMBER FINDING THIS SITE VERY ENJOYABLE
RON

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John Gray

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#15 posted 2232 days ago

WELCOME!!!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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