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Location: Knoxville, TN

I am a craftsman at a local theme park (13 years). At the park, I've been a blacksmith, potter, glass-blower, foundryman, wainwright, wheelwright, and dulcimer maker. I'm currently working in the carriage shop at the park.
I've been a life-long woodworker and grew up in rural Hamilton County, TN (Chattanooga area).
I have a masters of education degree from UT, and taught for five years in the Tennessee public school system.
I've been married 24+ years.
I also have a small collection of Gravely walk-behind tractors.

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#1 posted 635 days ago

Hello! I’ve just joined the group. I’m currently working on setting up a wheelwright business specializing in small 12” o 24” traditional wheels. I learned how to build wheels many years ago in the Chattanooga,TN area, and worked with the late Judd Nelson of Sugar Valley, GA, who was the subject of one of the Foxfire books (#9).
While I know a good deal about wheels, I’m always looking for more information. If I can help anyone, I will, and I hope to glean a lot from this forum.
Steve (Wheelweaver)

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#2 posted 634 days ago

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy
Most folks will not see your post under your profile page Steve ,try posting it in a main forum.Just click on the arrow below “my Lumberjocks” in the upper right corner and select a category.

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#3 posted 634 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

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#4 posted 634 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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#5 posted 634 days ago

Welcome. Always glad to see another woodworker on board. One question. What exactly is a dulcimer?

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#6 posted 634 days ago

Thanks guys! I hope to learn and offer a lot of experience here.
Ben, a dulcimer is a stringed instrument developed in the Appalachian mountains. I build the mountain dulcimer (usually four strings with one course doubled for more volume). There is also a hammered dulcimer that has a string for each note, and is played with “hammers” (actually small mallets often shaped like spoons). However, my real passion is wheel and wagon building!

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