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Location: Portland OR, West Hills

Hi I have been doing woodworking for 3 years. I started when I was 14 years old and I'm still doing it. I come from an engineering back round so I was around machinery my yonger ages of my childhood. My grandfather had some woodworking machinery in which he used. When my grandfather turned 82 he gave me the shop because of old age. That will be moment I will remember my whole life.

When I started I had the basic skill in woodworking, but not enough to create a great piece of furniture. Most of my skills I have today are skills I taught myself through the long path of woodworking. Being only in my mid teens I have a lot more skills to learn.

"If you try harder it will come"


I am Michael
I'm a woodworker
Table Saw
Drill Press
All come into view when I enter my shop
The smell of sawdust tells me I'm in my element.
The ring of the saw blade stings my ears as I cut
through the solid fibers of the wood.
As my skills grow, my thinking develops
and new techniques appear.
Wood is my blood as if I was
born as a tree.

-BY Michael Frey

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#1 posted 08-03-2010 06:04 AM

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


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#2 posted 08-03-2010 06:23 AM

Thank you for welcome me.

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#3 posted 08-03-2010 06:44 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks – The best woodworking community anywhere!

I look forward to seeing your posts and projects.

Share the Love ~ Share the Knowledge

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#4 posted 08-03-2010 07:04 AM

Well I should introduce myself. I’m 16 years old and have been doing woodworking for 3 years know. I come from an engineering back round so that helps a lot. My shop is not big but suites my needs. This year I have been noticed by local people of Portland OR and have done some costume woodwork. My recent project is building a chair out of a an amazing piece of cedar.
(Here are some pics of my shop and projects)









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#5 posted 08-03-2010 02:27 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#6 posted 08-03-2010 04:19 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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#7 posted 08-03-2010 06:46 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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#8 posted 08-04-2010 08:42 AM

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

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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#9 posted 08-04-2010 05:16 PM

Delta356, Welcome to LumberJocks!

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#10 posted 08-04-2010 09:47 PM

If you like working with wood, you’re in the right place. Welcome!

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#11 posted 08-05-2010 04:27 AM

Welcome to LJ’s…home of the world’s best Wood Workers.

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#12 posted 08-06-2010 03:31 PM

That’s a fine looking table. Keep up that learning. Thanks for posting these pictures and those of your shop as well.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#13 posted 08-13-2010 03:40 AM

You’ll like the LJ community. It’s a great place to learn. You already have a great start – keep those pics coming. Welcome!

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#14 posted 08-23-2010 04:37 AM

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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#15 posted 08-26-2010 03:55 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! It is great to have talented young people in our group. Nice pictures, great result.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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