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Location: Iowa, USA

Though I do have a bit of stain in the cabinet, I rarely use it. My montra is, if you want a different color of wood, buy a different color of wood! Trying to make Red Oak look like Walnut is crazy.

My start was when I was very small. My grandfather, Howard Ruble, owned and operated Ruble Clocks here in Iowa. He built grandfather clocks for many years and I grew up with the comfort-smell of Walnut dust in my nose!

My style is somewhere Arts & Crafts with a healthy dose of contemporary art. Perhaps even a dash of Art Nouveau. Friends have suggested the term "Neo Craftsman".

If you're wondering, I love the idea of the phrase Herman Melville put into Captain Ahab's litany; "I shant be swerved".

-- Dave

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#1 posted 09-28-2010 11:55 PM

/photo.php?pid=30267070&id=1391163313&ref=fbx_album(Livingroom table)!

-- Dave

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#2 posted 09-29-2010 12:32 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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#3 posted 09-29-2010 12:33 AM

-- Dave

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#4 posted 09-29-2010 12:38 AM

This is in Black Walnut, Black Cherry, Am. Holly and E. Red Cedar liner. BTW…how the && do you create a project gallery!?

-- Dave

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#5 posted 09-29-2010 02:59 AM

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


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#6 posted 09-29-2010 03:55 AM

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

-- Gary D.

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#7 posted 09-29-2010 06:58 AM

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

About adding Projects: Go to your homepage and above your picture it say’s add new project; just follow instructions from there.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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#8 posted 09-29-2010 09:09 AM

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

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#9 posted 09-29-2010 05:28 PM

Welcome, You will love it here….

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#11 posted 09-29-2010 06:35 PM

You are a great talent.

Checked out your website…nice job….don’t see how you can sell your cabinet handles so cheap, those are sweet.

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#12 posted 09-30-2010 01:11 AM

Whatever your style is called, I dig it!!!! Welcome aboard captain

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#13 posted 09-30-2010 04:12 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks. You will enjoy it and we will enjoy more of your projects.

-- Duane, Iowa

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#14 posted 09-30-2010 11:00 AM

Welcome to LJs.
Your work is fantastic, always thinking a little outside the box. I love it.

-- Theresa,

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#15 posted 09-30-2010 05:34 PM

This is a great site. It’s good to see your work. I’ll be looking for more.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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