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Location: Nacogdoches, Texas
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Woodworking is (still) my one of my passions and my stress relief. But, praise God, I'm done with grad school and we're back in Texas. Nacogdoches to be exact, a nice little east Texas town of about 27,000. Still trying to get the house set up the way we want, but that's going to take some time cause we've still got boxes everywhere. We just moved in on December 29, 2008. I've got two churches I'm pastoring now, one here in Nac and the other one further east in the nice little town of Hemphill, about 15 minutes from the Louisiana border. I'll post more info as time allows.

God Bless ya'll,

~isaac

-- "Repetition is a leading cause of carelessness, and carelessness usually leads to injury"

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WayneC

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#1 posted 07-19-2007 10:03 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the site.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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woodchips

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#2 posted 07-19-2007 10:09 PM

Thanks, I just found this site a few days ago and I’ve been glued to it since (minus the time spent in the shop). This seems like one of the best resources I’ve ever discovered. I look forward to spending more time here and posting some of my projects as well as seeing everyone else’s.

~Isaac

-- "Repetition is a leading cause of carelessness, and carelessness usually leads to injury"

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WayneC

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#3 posted 07-19-2007 11:53 PM

Glad your here. Looking forward to seeing those projects and perhaps your workshop.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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oscorner

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#4 posted 07-19-2007 11:54 PM

Welcome to our community! I hope that you will stay a while and show us your magic!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Max

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#5 posted 07-20-2007 12:22 AM

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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#6 posted 07-20-2007 12:51 AM

Welcome to the one and the only LumberJocks web site. We hope you enjoy your stay with us. Ask any questions about any type of woodworking and somebody will have the answer for you.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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woodchips

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#7 posted 07-20-2007 05:41 AM

Wow, thanks for the warm welcome! I already feel at home here. I’m gonna start posting some pics of my latest project, but be forewarned, I’m a bit of a newbie at this custom woodworking. I learned to love building with wood about 7 years ago but it was in a small custom cabinet shop and we pretty much stuck with your basic red oak, ash and paint grade cabinets. Lately, even though I’m a bit nervous about it, I’ve embarked on some projects using reclaimed wood from various sources. This latest project is a coffee table using some very old red oak that, in its previous life, was part of a bumper pad system on a loading dock. It’s beauty rests in the many imperfections found in it, much like us humans. However this is a big step for me since for the first time since I picked up woodworking, I’m going to mix two different wood types. Now this doesn’t sound like that big a deal to most of you as I’ve seen many of your incredibly beautiful pieces, but for me this is a huge step, and I hope it turns out well.
As the project takes shape I’m sure I’ll have questions along the way, and I’ll post them here. As for seeing my shop, it’s a disaster area because it’s so small. I use half of my basement for my shop since that’s all I have currently, so maybe some time when it’s cleaner I’ll take some pics. For now there’s some pics of my current project in my projects area. All I’m currently using for a finish is tung oil as I’ve lately become infatuated with it. Hope this post isn’t too long.

-- "Repetition is a leading cause of carelessness, and carelessness usually leads to injury"

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woodchips

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#8 posted 07-20-2007 06:55 AM

Hello All,

Are bread boards always mortised into the table top or are there occasions where they are simply glued and doweled onto the end grain?

-- "Repetition is a leading cause of carelessness, and carelessness usually leads to injury"

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Greg Mitchell

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#9 posted 07-20-2007 07:30 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. This is a great website, and a great group of people. My wife is from Michigan, and still have relative in and around the Grand Rapids, Greenville area. Were do you call home? As for the breadboard ends. You should probably use mortis and tenons on the breadboards, and just glue the center tenon. The outside tenons will be cut smaller than the mortis. This will give the top room to expand or contract. You should put this question over in the forum section. You will get a lot of good feedback. Look forward to seeing some of your projects.

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell, AR--gdamitchell@sbcglobal.net

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Karson

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#10 posted 07-21-2007 04:29 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- 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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woodchips

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#11 posted 07-21-2007 04:55 AM

Greg, right now home is Berrien Springs MI, but my heart is still in Texas. I’m here for school but I’ll be finished up in Dec of 08 if all goes well and then we’ll be heading back to Texas, where I can finally get ahold of some mesquite and aromatic red cedar. I’m working on my MA degree right now and honestly it can’t end soon enough, but i have enjoyed the profusion of fresh fruit up here.

-- "Repetition is a leading cause of carelessness, and carelessness usually leads to injury"

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#12 posted 07-21-2007 08:18 PM

A Big Welcome to You.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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piper

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#13 posted 07-21-2007 08:22 PM

Welcome look forward to seeing your projects

-- piper

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jockmike2

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#14 posted 07-22-2007 10:21 AM

Welcome to LJs if you need anything just ask anyone. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Operaman

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#15 posted 11-15-2007 03:33 PM

Welcome, welcome. I am a newbie here myself to be honest, but the people are really great. We are fellow searchers, you and I: I have a PhD relating to Divinity. I would not recommend using dowels and a butt joint for breadboard ends. I can’t see a way you would be able to control cross-grain movement enough to keep the whole thing from coming apart.

-- Cheers!

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