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Location: Elizabeth Illinois
Website: Coming Soon!

I have a small woodworking shop located in the Galena hill country, close to Elizabeth, Illinois. I have forty years of woodworking experience and have learned from every one of my mistakes.

Woodwizard is kind of like my alter-ego. He plagues my work with mistakes, rusts my tools, injures me when I'm in a hurry, and causes all kinds of frusteration when I'm trying to get something cool done. But what are you gonna do? I guess I'll just hit him in the head with a hammer, then take a couple of aspirins.

I have a wonderful wife, "Barb" and two great kids, a boy and a girl. Emily and Aaron. A dog, Nikki.

My major shop-tool, is a Legacy Ornamental Mill, model 1800. It's a router-based work center that can turn up to 11 inch diameter columns(8 feet long). Right and left hand twists and adjustible taper. I've had the machine for about three years now and have created numerous attachments for it. It's a complicated machine and I've learned a-lot over three years of ownsership.

So if your contemplating adding this piece of machinary to your shop, I may be able to share my experience with you.

Happy woodworking!

-- Tim B. Sweely Elizabeth, Illinois, -------- My potential is limited only by my emagination.

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#1 posted 1197 days ago

“WELCOME to LJ’s” ….Enjoy the experience.

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#2 posted 1197 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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#3 posted 1197 days ago

Just waiting for my pictures to be revued for acceptance,Wondering how long it takes?

-- Tim B. Sweely Elizabeth, Illinois, -------- My potential is limited only by my emagination.

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#4 posted 1197 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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#5 posted 1197 days ago

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#6 posted 1196 days ago

Welcome to LJs

-- Who can I block now???????????????????????

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#7 posted 1196 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks, good luck…

-- Rick

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#8 posted 1195 days ago

Love, love, love my massive jewelry case that you made me for Christmas!!!!!

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#9 posted 1193 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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#10 posted 1131 days ago

Hi Tim, thanks for the PM, I’ll check out the newel post when you post some more. In the meantime here’s something you might like to see. It’s how to make a sliding dovtail jig.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#11 posted 1130 days ago

Better late than never, Welcome aboard. I like your projects.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#12 posted 1104 days ago

Welcome Mate!! You live near my old stopping grounds I grew up in Dubuque,IA but spent many days In and around Galena doing many different things. Other than It being a huge tourist draw of Chicago folks the architecture of the old building is magnificent. I like the stair project reminds me of a book I read once called the Phantom Tollbooth.

-- "If the Universe is Infinite, Then all dreams are real."

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#13 posted 985 days ago

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself just about 2 years 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…
I apologize for the late welcome but I am currently serving overseas and don’t have a lot of spare time on my hands.

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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