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Location: Seattle, WA.

I was turned onto this site from DamnHippie.

I've lived my life in Washington state. While I enjoyed taking Woodshop in Jr. High, I always lacked the space/time/resources to dedicate to woodworking after graduation. It took a backseat to my musical pursuits, and a career in Computer engineering.

I got back into woodworking as an excuse to increase my guitar collection by making a few custom instruments to add to my current herd. I found a huge chunk of Purple heart the size of a door, and carefully planned out several instruments from this piece. I had forgotten how engrossing woodworking is. Like music in many regards, I find myself getting lost in the details of working on a project to be completely relaxing. I enjoy learning new skills, and have been acquiring hand tools to give myself a foundation in the basics. Now, I'm looking forward to delving into inlay work as well as a daunting list of projects that should keep me busy for years.

My avatar is my old yellow lab Abby who passed away at the ripe old age of 15. since we lost her, we have added a baby daughter who is quickly approaching 3 years old now, and a Basenji mutt named Finnegan who is a rambunctious and constant companion to my daughter.

-- When my wife ask's what I have to show for my wood working hobby, I just show her the splinters.

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commented on Dust Collection For My Veritas Router Table 09-09-2013 01:02 AM
commented on LP Jr quilt top with Dragon inlay. 09-09-2013 12:59 AM
commented on One more for my upcomin shows 09-08-2013 02:46 PM
added project LP Jr quilt top with Dragon inlay. 09-08-2013 05:32 AM
commented on Guitar Generation #3. 08-12-2013 04:49 PM
commented on Guitar Generation #3. 08-08-2013 08:16 PM
commented on Guitar Generation #3. 08-08-2013 07:59 PM
commented on Guitar Generation #3. 08-08-2013 04:21 PM
commented on Black walnut, cherry Rustic Side board.. and a side table too.. 08-08-2013 04:07 PM
commented on Mr Crab...a crabby looking box.... 08-08-2013 04:03 PM
added project Guitar Generation #3. 08-08-2013 03:54 PM
commented on Guitars, and such. #2: more....more....more Guitars.. 08-09-2012 11:57 PM
commented on Guitars, and such. #2: more....more....more Guitars.. 07-26-2012 10:26 PM
added blog entry Guitars, and such. #2: more....more....more Guitars.. 07-22-2012 04:21 AM
commented on Project for Matt in PA #2: Grueby tiles and quartersawn white oak frames 07-21-2012 05:53 PM

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#1 posted 07-16-2008 06:25 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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#2 posted 07-16-2008 06:26 PM

Welcome, glad you’ve joined us!

-- Bill, Florida

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#3 posted 07-16-2008 06:27 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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#4 posted 07-16-2008 07:11 PM

Hello Chardt,

Welcome to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be an exciting and rewarding part of your woodworking adventure.

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

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#5 posted 07-16-2008 10:06 PM

Welcome to LJs!! Glad you have joined us!!

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#6 posted 07-16-2008 11:07 PM

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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#7 posted 07-17-2008 03:45 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks . 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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#8 posted 07-17-2008 04:38 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#9 posted 07-17-2008 01:04 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#10 posted 07-17-2008 07:23 PM

Welcome! Nice to see another fellow musician/recording engineer/producer that like wood working!


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#11 posted 07-17-2008 07:45 PM

Thanks everyone.

I’m sure I’ll find this an invaluable resource for information, and insights into whatever I try to tackle next!

(*Translation: I’m looking forward to asking a lot of newbie questions, and hopefully find someone to blame for any design flaws that I make.)

-- When my wife ask's what I have to show for my wood working hobby, I just show her the splinters.

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#12 posted 07-17-2008 11:02 PM

Welcome to lumberjocks. I hope you take advantage of all the possibilities LJ’s offers.

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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#13 posted 07-18-2008 08:46 PM

Welcome to lumberjocks.

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#14 posted 07-11-2009 08:53 AM

Congratulations on your upcoming 1st anniversary as a Lumber Jock! Thanks for helping make this site a great place to be!

-- Gary D.

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#15 posted 07-10-2010 04:03 AM

Another year has rolled by. We must be having too much fun, cause it seems like just yesterday when I congratulated you on 1 year. Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary at Lumber Jocks. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit and happy anniversary!

-- Gary D.

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