Tom "BUG" Janos

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Location: Stacy, Minnesota

I create custom designed firewood.

I belong to the Lakes Area Woodcarving Club in Forest Lake Minnesota, the Viking Woodcarving Club in Bloomington Minnesota, and the Minnesota Woodcarvers North Metro Club in Blaine Minnesota.

I do commission carvings for some clients so if your interested in a carving let me know and we can work something out. Some of the carvings here are also For Sale.

Looking for a great gift or wood carving? Visit my Etsy Store at for current carvings that are for sale. I also have my oil paintings, watercolor paintings, and acrylic paintings for sale there too. You can also purchase prints of my paintings and get them framed and in other formats at

I currently have a few different projects going and will post them once they are completed, but until then you can see a few of my unfinished projects in my workshop photo's.

I often have people ask about my nickname of BUG. It stands for "Big Ugly Guy". It is my nickname some of the guys I ride with gave me.

I am married to a great lady and we have 5 children, all of which are grown (Thank God) and six grand children.


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-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006

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#1 posted 11-14-2008 11:54 PM

Hello Tom,

Welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be an exciting and rewarding part of your woodworking experience.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 11-15-2008 12:19 AM

Thanks Scott

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006

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#3 posted 11-15-2008 12:34 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks.
You will like it here.

-- Not my woodworking

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#4 posted 11-15-2008 12:38 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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#5 posted 11-15-2008 02:08 AM

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#6 posted 11-15-2008 02:19 AM

Welome BUG. You have some pretty nice carvings.

-- BLOG -

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Tom "BUG" Janos

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#7 posted 11-15-2008 02:42 AM

Thanks everyone. There is a lot of talent on this website.

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006

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#8 posted 11-15-2008 03:06 AM

Welcome to the shop. I look forward to seeing your projects and I hope you enjoy the site. There is alot of good information available from both professionals and amateurs who are willing to share their craft. God Bless!

Your carvings look real good. Hard to believe you’re a beginner.

-- Rusty

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#9 posted 11-15-2008 05:04 AM

thanks bigdogs

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006

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#10 posted 11-15-2008 06:30 AM

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 use pushsticks.

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

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#11 posted 11-15-2008 06:57 AM

Welcome “BUG”.

I was never in the service, but I had a cousin was a SeaBee in WWII. He was a sailor on the great lakes as a civilian,

& when he got in the service, they gave him a hammer, & told him he was a carpenter. LOL

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#12 posted 11-15-2008 07:42 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

Take care and work safe.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#13 posted 11-15-2008 02:14 PM

Welcome to LJs if you need anything just ask anyone.

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

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#14 posted 11-15-2008 02:34 PM

Welcome to LJ from a fellow Minnesotan. You will like it here.

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#15 posted 11-16-2008 01:20 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks Tom. This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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