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Location: Kona Hawaii

Unabashed tool and wood freak,,, design and build furniture from local woods here in Hawaii. Been getting REALLY interested in metals too. Full time pro, and my two sons have come into it with me. Guitar, Travel, and the great outdoors all work into the routine here. Life's pretty full!

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commented on once in a lifetime, mango dining table 843 days ago
commented on Moxon double-screw vise (for around ten bucks) 903 days ago
commented on Board Jack for “The Woodworker’s Mistress” 918 days ago
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commented on The Strempel table (Out of the wood1) 1094 days ago
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#1 posted 1478 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 1478 days ago

“WELCOME to LJ’s” ….the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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#3 posted 1477 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 1477 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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#5 posted 1477 days ago

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 1477 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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#7 posted 1477 days ago

Thanks for the warm welcome all! Just wrapping up a number of projects right now, all going out on Monday, so i’ll have some time to post pics soon,,,, soon as i figure all that out.

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#8 posted 1477 days ago

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself a few months 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…

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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#9 posted 1470 days ago

Welcome. Hope you enjoy it here. Everyone is friendly and helpful. Plus you got some great skills and I know can help some of us less experienced woodworkers. Also, I came across some pieces of Koa and am still deciding what to use then for. Any tips or advice on finishing Koa or working it? Mahalo!

-- Matt -

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#10 posted 1470 days ago

Hey Matt

Lot’s of tips on working Koa,, trouble is , the advice can change depending on the actual wood you have. it varies in color, density, and figure a LOT. Generally though, go slowly, with sharp tools. Sand perfectly as the shimmer in the grain will show every scratch and defect. Oils tend to keep darkening and will obscure the grain after a while. We shoot pre-cat lacquers and conversion varnish here. Koa does not like direct sunshine as it bleaches the grain so it’s not a good chioce where exposure is a consideration. Take nothing for granted , the beauty of the grain comes from it’s wild arrangement and it can blow out at every turn. Once the piece is done though, It’s stable and holds up well. Good luck and I guess we’ll see what you come up with at some point ALoah Tai

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