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Location: Howell, Michigan

Well I finally have a permanent shop...and it’s HEATED!
Every machine I own has a story behind it!!
Seems like most of my nice pieces go away as gifts but I do enjoy seeing others appreciate my creations!
Woodworking is one of many (too many?) hobbies...
Cycling (the pedal kind) photography, hunting, fishing, two daughters....the list goes on!!
I tend to be somewhat of a purist in that I generally will not stain a wood to a different color. If I need a dark wood....I use a dark wood....need a light wood....use a light wood etc...
I will do what I need to do in order to make a particular species like curly maple or QSWO grain "pop" as much as possible but I really enjoy using contrasting woods together on a project, and let the woods speak for themselves.

-- Semper Fi

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added project Humidor, a retirement gift. 02-11-2021 04:29 PM
added project Antique buffet restoration 01-23-2021 07:55 PM
added project Rustic solid walnut coffee table 01-20-2019 11:12 PM
added project Small jewelry chest 12-03-2018 02:38 AM
added project Sideboard for Tea 07-05-2016 12:51 PM
commented on Mission Style Blanket Chest 03-13-2016 05:17 PM
added project Mission Style Blanket Chest 03-12-2016 05:41 AM
added project Mission Style Mantle Clock 10-05-2015 02:19 PM
added project Jewelry box 03-30-2015 08:19 PM
commented on HighPointWW's Workshop 02-01-2015 05:24 PM
commented on HighPointWW's Workshop 02-01-2015 05:20 PM
commented on 2 flag shadow box 01-01-2015 01:49 AM
commented on 2 flag shadow box 01-01-2015 01:48 AM
added project Cabinet for my daughters powder room 12-28-2014 02:41 AM
replied on Milwaukee M12 Drill/Driver Combo 12-02-2014 05:17 AM

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#1 posted 03-07-2011 02:59 AM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#2 posted 03-07-2011 04:26 AM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 03-07-2011 05:36 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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#4 posted 03-07-2011 08:36 AM

“WELCOME to LJ’s” …Enjoy the experience.

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#5 posted 03-08-2011 07:23 PM

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

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 03-12-2011 12:05 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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#7 posted 10-09-2012 04:16 AM

ok you just made this beauriful chest and i come here to learn more of the person who has made this, and there is nothing…no info, no shop… nothing….........with that kind of name, you have to be an interesting person…....were all pretty much normal here…so dont be afraid we might come and steel your cat…share with us…come on…well i just made you mu buddy, now you have to tell me…lol…....please

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#8 posted 10-09-2012 06:45 AM

I followed grizzman here. Want more information. If your chest is an indication of what you’re building, you sincerely need to post more!

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#9 posted 10-09-2012 04:10 PM

thanks for the update, sounds like a good life, lots of great hobbies and a family to care for, i look forward to seeing your works as we go along here…i loved the chest…grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#10 posted 05-12-2014 10:48 AM

The table looks fantastic. Your comment about the contrast of the sapwood, is one I can agree with. Having looked at a couple other projects of yours, I can see you are talented, and have an eye for scale and design.

Here’s what I really must know: Is your name really Jean Valjean? I have claimed that name in song a time or two. ;-)

I’m thinking I’ll change my screen name to 24601.

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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#11 posted 05-12-2014 01:02 PM

Good Morning Buckethead….nice name!!!
No that is not my real name…..Jean Valjean is a character from the movie/Musical Les Miserables….as you must be aware since you referenced his prisoner number..
I have always thought of him as a man of character and honor so I have no problem taking his name as a screen name….

What must really be interesting though is the story behind the name “Buckethead”!!!

-- Semper Fi

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#12 posted 05-12-2014 02:04 PM

Thanks for the response!

My name… Well… I have this head… It is (apparently) somewhat shaped/sized like a bucket. My friends gave the name to me many moons ago. I adopted it to prove that my feelings weren’t hurt. (Very manly of me)

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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