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Location: Haarlem, The Netherlands

15 years I had the privilege to teach young children to work with wood as a craftsteacher in a Waldorf school. And they teached me.
I have tried to show them the beauty of wood. From the most beautyfull wood, that is stil part of a living tree, to the wood in their hands as we made bowls and spoons or used our knives to find animals in the wood.
This is the most basic woodwork in which you touch the wood every second.
In my workshop I normaly use Birch plywood and light machinery. Still quite basic and it is a chalange to work as precise as I want.
Last year a friend invited me in the world of mechanical wood processing and CNC. This is amazing! The speed and the accuracy! I love to be a much invated guest in this world but it is not mine. I want to 'see' the wood with my hands while I am working.
As soon as my kids have showed me how to post I gladly show you my projects.

-- Douwe

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#1 posted 02-22-2012 03:01 PM

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

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#2 posted 02-22-2012 03:26 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#3 posted 02-22-2012 03:43 PM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks ! This is a great place to get and give advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are full of new ideas.

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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#4 posted 02-22-2012 03:43 PM

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


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#5 posted 02-22-2012 05:12 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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#6 posted 02-26-2012 09:56 AM

Thank you all for this warm welcome! I realy appreciate it.
After many years of woodworking it is good to find a community like LumberJocks.
I’ve seen great projects, so for inspiration this realy is the right adress.
When I have found out how to do it I will post some of my projects.

Douwe Visser, The Netherlands

-- Douwe

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#7 posted 07-04-2012 09:04 AM

I’am happy to see another woodaholic from Europe. :)
I like the way you talk about wood(working).
I’m looking forward to seeing your projects and your workshop too. I’m really interested in that snorkel thing. :)
Best wishes,

-- What are those few hours of mine compared to those decades Mother Nature has put in it!

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