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Location: Netherland

Hi, I'm a woodworkster from Holland.
When I was young I already made all kind of things of wood.
My love for wood is still big. Now I like to make things of reclamed wood and other meterials I can get or find.
I work as a teacher on a school for teenagers with learning problems.
The lessons I give are general technics. What means that they learn in the first and second grade the basics skills for working with wood and metal. n the 3th grade the choose the final direction. In the 3th grade they learn skills how to work on projects and with machines like a planer, tablesaw, bandsaw,skillsaw,beltsander, router etc.We also make projects in order for somebody.

I make the most project out of pallet wood or wood I get from a floorspecialist.
When you use reclamed wood you can see how you can make beautifull things out of useless meterial. Sometimes there's a lot of beautifull wood on these pallets.
Hope you injoy the projects

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#1 posted 04-07-2010 06:27 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 04-07-2010 06:54 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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#3 posted 04-07-2010 08:02 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 04-07-2010 03:34 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#5 posted 04-07-2010 06:14 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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#6 posted 04-08-2010 02:15 AM

‘Welcome to LJ’s”…the place to enhance your wood working skills and knowledge.

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#7 posted 04-08-2010 02:42 PM

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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#8 posted 04-09-2010 06:09 AM

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself a few months ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…


-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#9 posted 04-14-2010 06:17 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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#10 posted 05-08-2010 08:17 AM

Hi, thanks for adding me as your buddy! I hope we can see each others projects from now on, exchange ideas, comments and so on. Holland is one of the countries I always wanted to visit, so it’s great to see some views from your photos too!

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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#11 posted 05-10-2010 05:00 PM

Houtje, I think all your projects are great. I also use almost exclusively reclaimed materials in the things I create so your projects and ideas are extra special to me. A bee hotel; how cool is that?

If you come up with an idea of what to use a bunch of old demolished pianos for, let me know. My garage is overflowing with all the bits & pieces.

-- Dragonsrite, Minnesota

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#12 posted 05-19-2010 05:36 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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#13 posted 05-31-2010 05:06 PM

This is a great site, good to see your work here. Saving wood from the waste pile is an art in itself. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#14 posted 11-13-2014 02:00 AM

Came across your projects made almost exclusively reclaimed materials that you have turned into beautiful and useful items. Gained a lot of ideas from your site, thanks for sharing.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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