Dwayne Sneed

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Location: Lubbock, Texas

I started making what I called “junk” when I got out of high school. I would see something that I thought was “cool”, and I would try to make it. Sometimes it would turn out OK, most of the time you could find a certain amount of my #1 woodworking tool: wood filler. For a while when I would complete a project, the family would inspect it to find my “trademark”. Thankfully, I have progressed to the point, thirty-three years later, that a can of wood filler lasts a lot longer, and my trademark has become my signature.

I am basically self taught, but I have always been a sponge when it comes to learning about something I am really interested in. I am a petroleum landman by trade, but my true passion lies in woodworking. I have read a lot of articles, watched basically every New Yankee Workshop episode, and countless how-to videos. About 2 ½ years ago, I stumbled upon LJ, there has not been one day since that I have not had this site up on my computer.

I have been so completely humbled by so many of the projects that I have seen on this website that I have not joined until this point, I did not believe that I could possibly have anything to offer such a diverse group of talented individuals. However, most of my inspiration in the last 2 ½ years has come from this site.

Shortly after Kent Shepherd and his son-in-law opened their tool store I met them, and we quickly became friends; I really bribed them with the money I spent in their store. Seriously, the whole family are great people, and my wife and I are blessed to have become a part of their lives. Kent has encouraged me on several occasions to formally become a member of LJ, but I chose to remain in the shadows until recently. Now, I figure if I can relate some of my thirty-three years of what NOT to do, maybe that could be beneficial to someone here and I should share that to give back some of what I have taken.

There are many of you that have become mentors to me, not only by the brilliant projects and blogs that you have posted, but by the giving and sharing spirit in which you participate in this site, and I am honored to become a part of that spirit.

-- Dwayne Sneed – Pursuing the passion.

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#1 posted 12-03-2009 04:30 AM

Dwayne, Welcome to LumberJocks, you have come to the right place.

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#2 posted 12-03-2009 04:33 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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#3 posted 12-03-2009 04:34 AM

Welcome aboard. Nice to have you join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 12-03-2009 04:50 AM

Hello Dwayne,

Let me welcome you to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be an interesting, as well as exciting, experience. Have fun and enjoy.

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

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#5 posted 12-03-2009 05:27 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.

To get the most feedback on your projects, it’s best only post 1 or 2 at a time. This way you will get feedback over several days and from a wide variety of members.

Please enjoy your membership.

-- Gary D.

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#6 posted 12-03-2009 06:14 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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#7 posted 12-03-2009 07:12 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks!


-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.

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#8 posted 12-03-2009 08:25 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#9 posted 12-03-2009 09:32 AM

WELCOME to LJ’s ….the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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#10 posted 12-03-2009 05:39 PM


You will find to be helpful, supportive, inspiring and informative.

I bring A long list of experience creating, Furniture, Custom Furniture, Chairs, Occasional Chair, Dining Chair, Upholstered Rocking Chair, Wood Seat Rocker, Wood Seat Rocking Chair, Custom Rocker, Handcrafted Rocker, Personalized Rocker, Tables, Coffee Table, End Table, Side Table, Accent Table, Dining Table, Entry Table, Bistro Table, Bar Stool, Stools, and the list goes on.

I will keep an eye out and try to help you when I can as my time is limited. I check my In box on a regular basis and I will respond when I have the time.

-- Best Regards With Personalized Rocking Chairs And Furniture On My Mind,

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Kent Shepherd

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#11 posted 12-04-2009 12:16 AM

Wow! I can’t believe you actually joined!!!!!. It is amazing that Dwayne is the one who told me about LJs
Now I can give you a hard time online, as well as in person. Now I expect to see more of your great work here—no excuses.



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#12 posted 12-04-2009 02:10 AM

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help you with your woodworking endeavors. Feel free to ask for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Dwayne Sneed

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#13 posted 12-04-2009 04:07 AM

Thank you all for the warm welcome. I have been enjoying this site for such a long time, I do not feel like the new guy. I realize that you guys do not know me, but hopefully I will have enough time to be on here to fix that.

-- Dwayne Sneed – Pursuing the passion.

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#14 posted 12-04-2009 04:13 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 12-05-2009 07:33 PM

Welcome to LJs were we have great people , super projects,fantastic woodworkers. Enjoy.


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