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Location: Central Illinois

I'm a self taught woodworker and enjoy building anything out of wood. I've learned a lot from this site, woodworking magazines, woodworking shows and other fellow woodworkers. I find myself drawn to Craftsman and Greene & Greene style furniture. Shaker furniture is also at the top of my list.

I live in Central, Illinois with my wife and four children.

-- Todd C, Central Illinois

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#1 posted 03-14-2008 01:59 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks! Enjoy yourself.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 03-14-2008 02:16 AM

This is my first posting on the Lumberjocks website. I apologize I do not have any project pictures yet,but I will post a few when I get some time. I really enjoy woodworking, but I also like looking at all the other projects and reading the other posts. There are some very talented craftsman posting to this website and I hope to learn as much as I can. I live in a 100 year old house and most of our furnishings are Craftsman style. Craftsman and Greene and Greene furniture interest me the most,with Shaker coming in a close second. I am just now getting my shop put together. This year I purchased a table saw, band saw and a few routers. I also built a router table cabinet and a crosscut sled for my TS. My next project will be a sturdy workbench. I also enjoy refurbishing old hand tools, planes mainly. There is nothing like rescuing a tool from the grave and making it a usable addition to my shop. I have three kids with one on the way, so time in the shop is at a premium these days, but my wife lets me out of the house on occasion.

I’ll write more later and also post a few photos of recent projects.


-- Todd C, Central Illinois

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#3 posted 03-14-2008 02:24 AM

Welcome to the wonderful world of LJ’s (Enjoy) Come on in, The water’s fine, fine, fine. Happy, that you have chosen to join the family.
You can ask, show, teach, learn, and Share woodworking experiences.
There’s something here for anyone that likes working with wood.
Plus new friends
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#4 posted 03-14-2008 02:27 AM

Thanks Gary and Gene. I’ve actually visited this site over 100 times in the past few months and I’m just now getting myself signed in.

-- Todd C, Central Illinois

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#5 posted 03-14-2008 02:34 AM

OK, time for my first question. I’m looking for a good finish combination for Craftsman furniture (QSWO). In the past I’ve done some experimenting with different stains and oils, but I can never get “that color”. I know you can fume pieces, but I want to stay away from that if I can. I don’t mind doing several coats if it will give me what I’m looking for.

Any ideas?

-- Todd C, Central Illinois

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#6 posted 03-14-2008 02:49 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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Scott Bryan

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#7 posted 03-14-2008 04:16 AM

Let me welcome you to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be an interesting and exciting part of your woodworking journey.


You would do better to post this question as a forum topic. It will get more views there.

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

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#8 posted 03-14-2008 05:16 AM

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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#9 posted 03-14-2008 10:16 AM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#10 posted 03-14-2008 10:31 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 03-14-2008 06:57 PM

Thanks Scott. Still trying to learn how to navigate the site. I’ll post my question on a forum.

Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome.

-- Todd C, Central Illinois

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Tim Pursell

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#12 posted 03-15-2008 12:20 PM

Welcome Todd. Glad to see another Chicago area Jock,and another A&C fan. Lots of examples on here of A&C style woodworking. No shortage of very helpfull people here.


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#13 posted 03-15-2008 07:18 PM

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 03-17-2008 01:20 AM

Thanks for all the recommendations guys.

Tim, I’ve been looking at your work for some time now. I think you and I have the same taste in furniture design and the color of your pieces is what I was looking for. I’d really like some more information on how you made the the lamp shades. I’m sure it was pretty involved.

I hope to post some pics once I get our new digital camera. Our old camera broke.

Thanks again to everyone for the tips!!

-- Todd C, Central Illinois

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#15 posted 04-09-2008 01:50 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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