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Location: Ocean View, Hawaii

21st Century Traditional Woodworker

We live off the power generated by a mismatched family of solar panels and one noisy windmill. Solar and wind powers the lights in our home and those tools that need electricity. Although some of the most breathtaking wood available is found just a few feet from my doorstep, I prefer to work with those species that have been introduced to the islands here in Hawaii.

-- If knowledge is not shared, it is forgotten.

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commented on So I'm gonna be a grandpa 04-23-2009 06:22 PM
added project So I'm gonna be a grandpa 04-22-2009 06:44 PM
commented on Rustic(ish) Bench 03-28-2009 02:48 AM
commented on Killing or Preventing Wood Boring Beetles 03-21-2009 09:44 PM
commented on Ready to polish (carving shell) 01-06-2009 04:49 PM
commented on Fishing rod handles 01-05-2009 06:18 PM
commented on Carved painted bench 12-31-2008 06:38 PM
commented on Shop Skills #3: Sharpening Card Scrapers - The Lost Scene... 12-30-2008 08:14 PM
commented on Car spring plane irons??? 12-30-2008 07:22 PM
commented on Rocking Chair Summer Camp with Bill Kappel #7: Long overdue chair update 12-30-2008 07:00 PM
commented on Ebonized Oak Vase w/Copper Wire 12-19-2008 06:21 PM
replied on Are there any Traditional Woodworkers among us? 12-19-2008 06:14 PM
replied on Are there any Traditional Woodworkers among us? 12-18-2008 07:22 PM
replied on Spokeshave Why? 12-17-2008 06:06 PM
commented on Wrap Around Top 12-15-2008 07:01 PM

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#1 posted 11-13-2007 10:59 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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#2 posted 11-14-2007 01:24 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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Greg Mitchell

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#3 posted 11-14-2007 03:40 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell, [email protected]

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scott shangraw

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#4 posted 11-14-2007 06:36 AM

Welcome to lumber Jocks.I looked at your web page I like your woodwork

-- Scott NM,

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#5 posted 11-14-2007 01:49 PM

Glad you’re here. This is a wonderful community with a lot of positive energies. It gives me inspiration to improve my woodwork. Thanks for commenting on my door pulls. I like your website too. Nice design work.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#6 posted 11-14-2007 03:21 PM

We welcome you to the one and only LumberJocks. We hope that you enjoy your stay/visit each and every time you show up on our door step. If you should need any woodworking question answered, don’t hesitate to ask. Somebody’s gonna have a good answer for you.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#7 posted 11-14-2007 06:35 PM

Hey! Welcome to LJ!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#8 posted 11-14-2007 07:33 PM

I just consumed your entire site. I’m jealous. Your work is as inspiring as your philosophy. I was stationed in Hawai’i for 3 years and made a few trips to the Big Island. I would love nothing more than to move there and set up shop when I retire from the military.

So, if your son doesn’t take to woodworking, I’m making a standing offer right now that you can adopt me in 8 years (one catch, I come with a wife, two girls, and probably a couple of dogs).

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#9 posted 11-15-2007 01:53 AM

Welcome to LJ! I hope you like it here. You have some seriously creative talent and I am looking forward to seeing more projects.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#10 posted 11-15-2007 10:28 AM

Glad to have you on board. Great looking projects!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#11 posted 11-15-2007 11:01 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks, hope you enjoy the experience.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#12 posted 11-22-2007 02:55 AM

I was gonna post the shoulder plane construction pictures but I can’t figure it out, now I see that I wasn’t even on the right page, hmmm this may more difficult than i had first thought. Now I will focus on how to delete this comment.

-- If knowledge is not shared, it is forgotten.

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#13 posted 11-24-2007 11:14 PM

Thanks so much for your comments Harold. I usually have some pretty sour woodworker folks at the shows I do, but everyone here has been very kind and honest. My wife is a godsend. We are young (32), (25), with no kids yet, so it’s easier for us to pursue our passions together. She is a make-up artist here in L.A., but her mental support is what really turned the corner for me as an artist. I am re-tooling my website as we speak to make it easier for people to feel what I am about. I do it all on my own, so I figure out as I go what does and does not work. I am supremely blessed with my photo’s!! When I decided to do this as a living, I saw how important it was to have the best photo’s to compete with the high-end shops here. I went to craigslist to get a headshot photographer because they always give low prices to the actors here, and I found a guy who built my first website and still takes all my pictures. He is now my best friend, and I give him my older pieces in exchange for his expertise in lighting.We shoot everything in my living room. I have been very fortunate to have many things work out for me that has allowed me to get where I am. I will put you on my friends list and keep you posted on my new stuff I have coming. Take care.

-- motorhawg

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#14 posted 12-02-2007 02:48 PM

Love your website. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#15 posted 05-08-2008 12:05 AM

Thanks for the response to the AP1300 question. you are right on the mark. I never thought of loosening the screws out of the locked position. Duh. I guess you are never to old to be trumped. Let’s keep this quiet, OK? (just kidding) Thanks again and I’m looking forward to your future posts. bbqKing

-- bbqKing, Lawrenceville

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