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Dan'um Style

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2026 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: humor question carving milling shaping turning finishing refurbishing scrollworking veneering joining sanding sharpening woodburning arts and crafts rustic victorian greene and greene shaker modern traditional bandsaw carving tool drill-driver lathe planer scroll saw biscuit joiner chisel drill press miter saw router spray gun blade clamp jointer plane sander tablesaw

Woodworker, cabinet maker, carpenter or artist … or all of the above

... what am I ?
... what are you ?
... is there a difference ?
... does anyone really know or care ?

added 1/13/2009

... artisan or craftsman is another label to ponder

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain


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Karson

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#1 posted 2026 days ago

I give up what are you?

-- 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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Dan'um Style

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#2 posted 2026 days ago

I’m a LUMBERJOCK !!!

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Karson

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#3 posted 2026 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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Karson

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#4 posted 2026 days ago

I just had to do that Dan, you are a LumberJock superb.

-- 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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JimKing201

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#5 posted 2026 days ago

I have a sickness.
You have it also.
We are different from lumber-challenged people.
WE care.

Nuff said.
(how’s that?)

-- Got Wood?

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trifern

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#6 posted 2026 days ago

You are an artist.
I want to be an artist.
I’m not sure of the difference.
I really don’t care if anyone else cares.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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gjd

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#7 posted 2026 days ago

I was watching PBS Antiques Road Show and heard a distinction that I had not heard before. A chest of drawers was called a “carpenter’s piece” as opposed to a “cabinet maker’s piece.” Their distinction was that the carpenter builds his drawers with nails where a cabinet maker would use dovetails. Interesting, irrelevant but interesting.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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Douglas Bordner

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#8 posted 2026 days ago

Hammers. We don’t need no stinkin’ hammers (Mallets and persuaders, maybe).
Without a doubt, Dan you are an artist and a lumberjock superb

And I’m pretty (99.9%) sure Joe is too.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Dan'um Style

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#9 posted 2026 days ago

Hey Gary
The show inspired me to write this topic. A bit thought provoking.

Nails ?
Only recently have I used nails in some of my projects.

Used to be a oak peg purest … guess I’m a carpenter sometimes.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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doyoulikegumwood

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#10 posted 2026 days ago

can we really be the judge of what we are? or is that for other to decide i always say im a wood butcher with some really nice tools

-- I buy tools so i can make more money,so ican buy more tools so I can work more, to make more money, so I can buy more tool, so I can work more

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mmh

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#11 posted 2026 days ago

Frustrated termite.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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NY_Rocking_Chairs

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#12 posted 2026 days ago

Why are we always trying to label and catagorize everything? Just be yourself and who cares whether you are an artist, ant farmer or a dust collector with a woodworking problem.

-- Rich, WNY, www.nyrockingchairs.com

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Dan'um Style

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#13 posted 2025 days ago

a lumberjock is, what a lumberjock does

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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CharlieM1958

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#14 posted 2025 days ago

Here is the difference between a carpenter, a woodworker, and an artist:

A carpenter wouldn’t be caught dead at a chick flick.

A woodworker will go with his wife, but he’ll spend most of the time thinking about the project he could be working on instead of watching this dumb movie.

An artist not only goes to see the chick flick with his wife, but ends up crying harder than she does at the ending.

Don’t ask me how I know this.

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

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dennis mitchell

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#15 posted 2025 days ago

You are the “Master Tile Framer Dude”

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