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Location: Marshfield, WI


My woodworking story so far:

The summer of 2008 I needed a file cabinet to store a bunch of papers. I went to an office supply store, bought the nicest wood file cabinet they had, which had to be assembled. I put it together and then realized how cheaply store-boughten furniture could be. Wood cracks, finish splits, "factory made", extremely cheap. I vowed then to get into woodworking and make a file cabinet.

The winter of 2008/2009 my dads shop became more available. He had his own business building airplane wings for about 10 years and wanted to do something different. I took this opportunity to start my adventure in woodworking. I poured into the field. Subscribed to 3 woodworking magazines, purchased books, scoured the internet for everything I could find. As I was researching I found almost every peice that I enjoyed focused around the Arts & Crafts or mission style. I didnt realize it at first, but after making a couple of beginner projects, I realized that this is the style that I love. "Simple" designs (not simple to construct though!), straight lines, lack of "decorations", and the such.

Starting with a couple smaller projects that first winter (mirror frames, coat racks), I eventually worked my way up to larger construction the following winter (bookcases, tables, dresser, & bedframe). When summer comes my desire for woodworking drops way down as there are many many things to do outside in Wisconsin summers.

Every project I've built has been an adventure. I've learned many, many things from my "mistakes" and turned that into great knowledge. I hope to continue this for years, and make furniture that will last generations!

I did get that file cabinet completed the first winter as well! It is a real peice of furniture!

-- Jeremy - Marshfield, WI

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#1 posted 03-23-2010 08:03 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 03-23-2010 09:04 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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#3 posted 03-23-2010 10:59 PM


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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#4 posted 03-24-2010 01:43 AM

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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#5 posted 03-24-2010 02:07 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 03-24-2010 03:03 AM

“Welcome to LJ’s” …....the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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#7 posted 03-24-2010 03:39 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks, one of the friendliest woodworking sites on the web. Get or give advice to others. Learn tricks and tips. Enjoy your membership.

Always a pleasure to welcome another Wisconsinite to LJs.

-- Gary D.

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#8 posted 03-24-2010 06:14 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 03-24-2010 07:18 AM

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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#10 posted 03-25-2010 03:23 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks!

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#11 posted 03-25-2010 04:14 AM

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


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#12 posted 04-20-2010 02:48 PM

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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#13 posted 05-17-2010 05:04 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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#14 posted 04-30-2011 08:54 PM

Welcome liked reading you bio on getting into woodworking. Keep it up your doing well. I’m in avaition as well like your pops. Have fun.

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

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