Cliff De Witt

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Location: Dallas TX

Learning to turn and turning to learn.

My total involvement in woodworking growing up was cleaning us after my father made something, and putting stuff back where it belongs. That is why my shop is mostly composed by piles, but I know what is in every pile.

Use to ride Bicycles on Centuries 100 Miles at a time, but when I could not even keep up with my buddies girlfriends any more, I gave it up for a while. Of course the buddies and their girlfriends were both young enough to be my grandkids, still did not set with my ego. The wife also suggested that maybe it might be nice if I was home a little more not on the road for 20 to 30 hours a week.

I use to throw pottery, but got frustrated when taking the pot off the wheel was the first of many steps that HAD to be done. I like spinning stuff so the lathe was a great replacement, now when I take something off the machine is can be finished if I want to say so.

One of these days I will get a box with a lid that fits right, this is my current goal.

-- Trying to find an answer to my son’s question: “…and forming organic cellulose by spinning it on its axis is interesting, why?”

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#1 posted 01-11-2011 05:54 PM

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 01-12-2011 12:08 AM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 01-12-2011 03:52 AM

“WELCOME to LJ’s” ….Enjoy the experience.

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#4 posted 01-12-2011 04:28 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! I hope you enjoy your membership as much as I do. This is a great place to get, or give, advice and the projects are truly inspirational.

Take care.

-- Gary D.

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#5 posted 01-12-2011 05:46 PM

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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#6 posted 01-12-2011 06:49 PM

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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#7 posted 02-03-2011 07:41 PM

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself a little over 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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#8 posted 05-04-2011 03:04 AM

Hi Cliff,

Clever. The only way for you to put that together was to have read the description of the Camper table/arm rest project. Thanks for the comment.

73’s Dennis, N8ERF

-- Best Regards, Dennis

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