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Blog entry by JimArnoldChess posted 03-15-2010 04:04 PM 1859 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello Everybody,

Just joined here and wanted to introduce myself. Just moved to the NC area recently. Spent years on boats in many places around the US, and still enjoy sailing and scuba diving when I get the opportunity. At one point, did lots of interior design and installation of woodwork on boats, especially OLD ones. I often carved mermaids and pirates and skulls on boat tillers and wheels which kind of led me into carving full time. For the last 18 years I have focused on creating hand carved wooden chess sets pretty much full time, my own designs and custom sets based on customer ideas.

Came upon the Lumberjock website and enjoyed browsing through the gallery. Because I carve for a living, it sometimes turns into a ‘daily grind’, seeing other people’s woodwork, listening to questions and asking questions myself from my peers is not only inspiring but brings back a lot of the fun that I sometimes miss.

I look forward to meeting you folks and I hope I can be an active member in your community.




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#1 posted 03-15-2010 04:13 PM

Welcome to LJs. As you’ve seen, there is an amazing variety of talents here. Looking around becomes a never-ending addiction but the quality of work here never ceases to inspire. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

-- Robert - Haven Wood Crafts

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#2 posted 03-15-2010 04:30 PM

Welcome Jim.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 03-15-2010 06:03 PM

Welcome. And the Scottish War Chess set you posted is amazing. I’m sure we’re all looking forward to seeing more of your amazing work here.

-- Matt -

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#4 posted 03-15-2010 06:06 PM

The more carvers we have the better…..Welcome to LJ’s
I have enjoyed carving for 3 years now and it has become an everyday practice. Hopefully someday I will be a master carver.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#5 posted 03-15-2010 06:06 PM

Jim, Welcome to Lumberjocks! We are sailors, too, but now belong to the expanding group of CLODS (cruisers living on dirt) here in Southern AZ

-- -Gerry, Hereford, AZ ” A really good woodworker knows how the hide his / her mistakes.”

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#6 posted 03-15-2010 06:33 PM

Thanks you guys…

Glad to be here!



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#7 posted 03-15-2010 07:07 PM

It is good to have you on board, Jim.

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

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#8 posted 03-19-2010 10:27 PM

Of course you’ll be welcome here! This is the finest and friendliest site on the net. Your projects are wonderful and eye candy for beginner – advance wood worker/carver. Speaking of eye candy, if you have a chance, find Andy’s box of chocolates or a list of the winners of the winter YinYang contest..


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#9 posted 03-19-2010 10:30 PM

Welcome, we can only strive to do our best

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#10 posted 03-27-2010 04:49 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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#11 posted 06-10-2010 03:45 AM

Welcome to the community! I too live in NC, but at the opposite end. We should connect some time and do some sailing.

-- If you're over 100 years old there's an 80% chance you're a woman.

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#12 posted 06-10-2010 04:02 AM

Welcome to LJ Jim. You’ll love it here but it can be addictive. You’ve been warned! LOL

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#13 posted 06-12-2010 03:32 PM

Hey your still getting your feet wet in here. I hope you like it, there are a lot of good people with a wealth of information and ideas in here. I have taken a look at your posts, you do good work!


-- Robin Renee'

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