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Location: Mosselbay, South Africa
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I am a woodworker living at the bottom end of Africa. My workshop is out in the countryside, about 30km from the nearest town. I live for wood and make a living out of working wood. I have to be real versatile to do that, so my work ranges from art furniture and sculpture to finish carpentry and site commissions. Whatever I can get, as long as it’s wood! If I don’t get any work, I do spec pieces for a few galleries and hope they sell! (Mostly they do).
I also run a home built sawmill and cut most of my timber myself. The area I live in is known as The Garden Route and has many forests and timber plantations. I sometimes harvest trees myself; heavy, dangerous work but worth the effort in the end.

I am passionate about wood and working it in many different ways. I’ve been at it for over 20 years and I hope I can get another 20! There is so much to learn and one can never know it all. I guess you have to be passionate about wood if you want to make a living out of it. It ain’t always easy but always satisfying in the end. That’s why we do it!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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Max

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#1 posted 1537 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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gjd

18326 posts in 2249 days


#2 posted 1537 days ago

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! This is a great place to get – or give – advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are a wonderful source of new ideas. I look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

To get the most feedback on your projects, it’s best to only post 1 or 2 at a time. This way you will get feedback over several days and from a wide variety of members.

Please enjoy your membership.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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a1Jim

111999 posts in 2174 days


#3 posted 1537 days ago

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

11908 posts in 1754 days


#4 posted 1537 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…

Wisty

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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Div

1653 posts in 1537 days


#5 posted 1537 days ago

Thanks for the welcome guys, It seems I am involving myself with a friendly bunch!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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toxicoval56

148 posts in 2100 days


#6 posted 1536 days ago

Welcome. I have learned a great deal from the discussions that happen here. It is a great place to become inspired.

-- The view only changes for the leading dog.

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pommy

1697 posts in 2288 days


#7 posted 1536 days ago

welcome to LJ’s boet good to have you on board

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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Splinterman

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#8 posted 1536 days ago

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

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SnowyRiver

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#9 posted 1536 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Eagle1

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#10 posted 1536 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks:

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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ND2ELK

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#11 posted 1534 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
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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hannes

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#12 posted 1534 days ago

Welkom Div Hoop jy geniet die site. Baie om te leer en te sien. Cheers

-- Hannes, Cape Town, South Africa

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Cher

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#13 posted 1533 days ago

Hi Div, Rustenburg has changed you wouldn’t recognize it. It is considered the fastest growing town in SA. Dit is nie meer ‘n dorp nie dit is nou ‘n stad.

I checked your website out it is awesome and very interesting.

-- When you know better you do better.

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mpmitche

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#14 posted 1532 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s it is always great to see new members. I love the plane you posted as well.

-- Mike, Western New York

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Karson

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#15 posted 1527 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard. †

It’s a pleasure to have you on this site.

-- 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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