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My name is Jeremy and I am a woodholic. I currently live in VA and am a disabled Navy vet at 37 years old. Just about 2 months ago I started with a 1/2hp Craftsman router. ..and have moved on from there. Here is a pic of my first caddy I made for my daughter and my first set of hand carved dovetails….so be gentle! Most of all it is an honor to be here!

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#1 posted 550 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks, Jeremy! Those dovetails look pretty good for your first attempt. I’ve been at this a while, and I haven’t even attempted any yet.

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

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#2 posted 550 days ago

Jeremy, it’s an honor to have you here. We love vets… Of course, some of us are a little biased..being vets ourselves. Great start on those dovetails. Like Charlie, I haven’t had the guts to try yet….

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#3 posted 550 days ago

Welcome to Ljs
This is very nice work. Thank you for your service to our country and your personal sacrifice in serving us all .

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 550 days ago

Welcome Jeremy! I have seen worse dove tails made by master craftsmen, who shall go un-named to protect the innocent!

Thank you for your service and thank you for allowing us to join you!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#5 posted 550 days ago

Welcome aboard. Good first project

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#6 posted 550 days ago

Welcome aboard, Jeremy. Those dovetails don’t look bad at all. Keep up the good work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 550 days ago

Thanks guys for the warm welcome! The dovetails aren’t that hard actually. Just gotta measure em off and make clean cuts. Ok…I’ll admit. ..they were a little pain in the arse. I’m currently working on a coffee table for the wife so ill post pics of that in my projects section.

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#8 posted 550 days ago

Welcome, Jeremy! Very nice dovetails. I’m too afraid to hand cut them, so I use machines!

-- jay,

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#9 posted 550 days ago

Not bad….....for a sailor ;)

Ted- USMC.

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#10 posted 550 days ago

Welcome. Great project!

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#11 posted 550 days ago

Haha Ted…how’s them wood pistols comin along? Oorah DD

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#12 posted 550 days ago

I still don’t do dovetails. Good job.

Welcome to LJ’s

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#13 posted 550 days ago

Not bad.

-- Loyd, San Angelo, TX

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