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Location: Bellefonte, PA

I started woodworking at age 25 and continued independently until age 45. During those first 20 years, I created a large amount of woodworking projects that ended up as knot free totally finished fire wood. While reading wood working magazines, going to museums and visiting shops such as the one at Williamsburg, VA, I decided to take the plunge and get serious. That was the best decision I ever made. I've learned so much being instructed by people who know what they are doing. I could have never figured it out on my own. Just several of the skills I've been taught such as hand cutting dovetails, sharpening my own tools CORRECTLY, wood direction considerations when carving, the actual size and proportions of the piece I'm building to make sure it fits the Golden Rectangle were as foreign to me as building a nuclear submarine which isn't going to happen. Woodworking allows me to improve my skills, meet great new people, crank up the radio and work away all while having a tangible finished project in the end. To me, possessing the finished pieces I build is insignificant compared to the pleasure of actually building them. It's probably like being a mountain climber. The joy is climbing to the top of Mt. Everest, not owning Mt. Everest.

-- Rex, Bellefonte, PA

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added project Massachusetts Kneehole blockfront 01-11-2018 01:45 PM
commented on Massachusetts serpentine chest 11-03-2016 05:51 AM
added project Massachusetts serpentine chest 11-03-2016 02:19 AM
added project Newport corner chair 11-03-2016 02:15 AM
commented on Cherry Federal Table 02-04-2014 07:07 PM
commented on Walnut Linen Chest 02-04-2014 07:03 PM
commented on Cherry Federal Table 02-04-2014 04:10 AM
added project Walnut Corner Cupboard 02-04-2014 04:02 AM
added project Walnut Linen Chest 02-04-2014 03:52 AM
added project Walnut and Tiger maple Sideboard 02-04-2014 03:45 AM
added project Globe Stand 02-04-2014 03:41 AM
added project Cherry Federal Table 02-04-2014 02:51 AM
added project Curly Cherry Highboy 01-25-2014 04:57 PM
added project Walnut Block Front Chest 01-25-2014 04:29 PM
added project WALNUT SECRETARY DESK 01-25-2014 12:03 AM

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View a1Jim's profile


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#1 posted 01-23-2014 08:33 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.
Sending Private messages(PMs) to other members
Click on the word” home” next to the profile picture of the member you want to contact ,then click on “send message”
Need help with posting or other questions ?
Ms DebbieP AKA Debbie Pribele (Ljs community manager)
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 01-25-2014 01:00 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks….Awesome first project you have posted.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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