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Location: Johns MS

My name is David Bardin I hale from Jackson Mississippi. As a teenager I had the privilege to do a lot of remodeling. And I have worked on some homes that are on the national register for historical reasons. We would hand mill our materials to try to match all the trim, rosettes and any of the woodwork that was in the home. I saved my money and went to college. I got a degree in communications. And have worked in some field of electronics or IT ever since.
Now I am married and have bought myself a shop I have started woodworking as a hobby. I found myself leaning toward the hybrid woodworking. I love the hand tools and the warmness it gives the piece. I still don’t mind using power tools to get the rough work done.
I work in education now and it’s not for the money. But I love my job and its 40 hours a week and I get to go home. That’s when my lovely wife lets me spend hours in the shop playing, in her words "'dave's cave".
I have found I will buy some lumber and start a poor sketch of what I want and just start building. Most of the time it turns in 3 or 4 different directions and a new project comes out.

I want to thank you people for being one of the greatest online communities. The friends I have made here are a blessing. I have met people in my own state and hope to meet more of you guys. Please continue being a wonderful group and helping each other.

I need you guys to go and give my new blog a read. WWW.CHISELANDFORGE.COM. Subscribe, leave a comment.
Thank you!

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#1 posted 1467 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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#2 posted 1467 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 1467 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.

Please enjoy your membership.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#4 posted 1467 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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#5 posted 1467 days ago

Welcome. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and don’t forget to use pushsticks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#6 posted 1467 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks. I hope you enjoy this great site like I have. It’s become a place to learn a lot about woodworking and the talented people doing it.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#7 posted 1467 days ago

If you like working with wood, you’re in the right place. Welcome!

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#8 posted 1463 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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#9 posted 1463 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks I hope you enjoy this site as much as I do, I’m sure you will.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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#10 posted 1463 days ago

thank everyone i am happy to be here to learn

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#11 posted 1462 days ago

Welcome to LJ and have fun

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#12 posted 1462 days ago

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

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#13 posted 1454 days ago

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself almost a year 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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#14 posted 1326 days ago

Hi Dave, and thanks for your nice comment on my box. In fact, I haven’t been online so much lately so i have missed a lot of projects. Nowadays I see a lot of great projects that I don’t comment on because there are just so many of them.

I liked your projects, which I’ve now seen. they reflect good craftsmanship and they all looked unique to me. The one that stands out in my mind is the picture frame with the sailor. I really love that frame, and I don’t usually get all that excited about picture frames.

I don’t really know the first thing about design, so I just let my heart decide. In spite of that, I, like others, place more value on original work, and so I am always hoping to do something a little different. Of course, this is a hit and miss process. Design is not necessarily proportional to the work put into a project.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 1019 days ago

Hi Dave. Many thanks for the compliment on my yarn swift. I guess good minds work in similar ways. My approach to building a lot of the projects I have done is the same as yours. Indeed, sometimes they do go off into directions that were not planned. It is my belief that this aides in the working with what you have. In my case, I mill and dry my own lumber so come up with some truly unique stock sometimes. That is what make hand craftsmanship unique.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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