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Location: Central Texas

I have been building custom furniture and cabinets, off and on for over thirty years.
For years I worked in the automobile industry and pursued my woodworking hobby part time. Well a few years back I had the chance to move the hobby to a full time vocation. Things were going good, had more cabinet jobs then furniture, but was making it work. I was stricly doing the remodel area and only working with the direct public.
Then the recession hit. The housing industry ground to a halt, and the cabinet builders who were servicing them had to look in other areas, or close their doors.
So as it turned out, they branched out in to the area I was servicing, and you know you can only divide the pie up so many ways. They started underbidding jobs just so they could try to stay busy and, even tho I was a one man shop, I could not stay afloat.
I took a "at home job", as a customer care rep, terrible job, hated it. Got an opportunity to get back in with a car dealership, and that lasted till January of 2014.
So now I am back to building furniture till something else appears. I have rented a space at an antique mall, and will be selling some of my Stickly, Shaker, and other reproduction pieces there.

My favorite woods are WhiteOak, Mesquite, Cherry and Walnut. My absolute favorite is Hawaian Koa, but it's rare and hard to obtain. I am set up to do veneering, and have an abundance veneer in many varieties.
I am always ready to share my knowledge, so if you are in the central Texas area feel free to come by for a visit.

-- Living the american dream in central Texas !

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#1 posted 04-09-2014 07:38 PM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy !
Because I often get asked questions by new members I’ve included the answers to the most( FAQ) along with my welcoming message to LJs.
You should know that posting questions or projects here (your profile page) will not get you very many responses’ just because it’s your profile page not part of a main forum. To post in a main forum read below.
Want to know how to post something?
See the drop-down box underneath my Lumberjocks in the upper right hand corner. Click on the arrow and select which type of posting you want to make (Project, Blog entry, Forum topic). This will take you to the appropriate page and you just fill in the form.
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Just for the record even though I have a large number of post I’m not involved with LJs management ,I’m just another member.


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#2 posted 06-18-2015 10:56 AM

Need help,,

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