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Location: Missouri

Love to experiment with things that have been forgotten over time...obscure inventions and such. Lot of amazing things that people think are new inventions are hundreds of years old.

I also fly a powered parachute, mess with old cars and trucks, grew up playing bluegrass with my dad, I TRY to play bagpipes, dulcimer, tin whistle, hurdy gurdy....I enjoy being outside, camping with our old Airstream, going to festivals.

When I'm not trying to think of things to build and clutter up our house even more, my day job is doing renderings and artwork for children's footwear.

-- Jon

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replied on please help with advice before I spend my money? 09-05-2013 08:23 PM
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commented on Toy Safety - Legal requirements - Read 12-29-2011 06:57 PM
commented on 4' long 'Steampunk' Digital Clock 10-02-2011 03:56 AM
commented on A few more things 06-08-2011 06:59 PM
commented on A few more things 06-08-2011 03:24 PM
commented on A new dining room set for my wife! #37: Let the pressing begin! 06-08-2011 03:12 PM
commented on A new dining room set for my wife! #27: The seat backs. Finally all the woodworking is done! 05-27-2011 10:44 PM
commented on A new dining room set for my wife! #27: The seat backs. Finally all the woodworking is done! 05-27-2011 05:39 PM
commented on A new dining room set for my wife! #26: Corners done and bottoms up next. 05-26-2011 05:03 PM
commented on I needed therefore I made 05-06-2011 07:47 PM
commented on Stereoscope-for someone special 03-14-2011 10:01 PM
added project Stereoscope-for someone special 03-14-2011 07:56 PM
replied on Custom Stringed Instrument project 02-24-2011 10:21 PM
commented on KOA / Western Red Cedar Acoustic Guitar 01-14-2011 01:11 AM

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#1 posted 11-21-2007 12:33 AM

welcome to LumberJocks

-- bryano

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#2 posted 11-21-2007 12:38 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 11-21-2007 01:24 AM

Sounds like you are a man of many interests and talents! It’s great to have you here. We look forward to seeing some of your creations. This first one is very cool!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#4 posted 11-21-2007 01:31 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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#5 posted 11-21-2007 01:32 AM

Welcome JonJ, You have landed with a big splash. That is a magnificent instrument you have devised there. I can’t wait to see further work of yours.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#6 posted 11-21-2007 06:22 AM

Jon your not to far away from were I’m located. Welcome to Lumberjocks! Enjoy

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell, [email protected]

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#7 posted 11-21-2007 08:10 AM

Hey everyone,
thanks for the kind comments…you guys seem to have an awesome group here; I actually stumbled on it by accident while searching for ways to bend a hapsichord side. I saw Gary’s blog on the harpsichord he built, and yes, I would really like to talk to him- I’ll probably pester him so much he’ll wanna block me in a few weeks.

Dadoo…you asked about blueprints; this was sort of “made up as I went”. I did rough sketches and then just started building- from the wheel out. I actually used a tape measure very little. There were a lot of thin strips of wood with pencil marks on them when i was done though!

As for the electric motor, yes it would work, but I like to keep things “unplugged”. To me, interacting with the instrument is part of it’s charm. I also find the concept of treadles, flywheels, weights, pulleys and so on fun to make, and watch when they’re working.

I’ll try to post more info on how this thing works later. I had to jack up a sagging beam under the house tonight…not really fun woodworking, but it had to be done.

Once again, you guys have a great group. It’s such a relief to find an online forum without all the bickering. I think I’ll learn a lot here and make some good friends!

-- Jon

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#8 posted 11-21-2007 09:12 PM

We welcome you to the one and the 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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Todd A. Clippinger

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#9 posted 11-22-2007 05:30 PM

Wahoo! You just joined the best woodworking club around, welcome to LJ!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#10 posted 11-28-2007 04:12 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#11 posted 12-27-2007 01:45 AM

Just checked out your projects and you have some cool stuff. This is a great site, I’ll be looking for more of your work.

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

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#13 posted 01-11-2008 07:18 PM

Hi Jon,

Wow, you’ve got some really nice projects on here. As for me, I work for Boll Weevil Eradication in Northeast Arkansas and up until the past year, it has been really demanding. It is starting to ease up now and decided to pick up the tools I have collected plus add some and get started again. As far as liking tables, I just saved a few to try and get an idea of one I want to build for my wife. My current project is a kitchen secretary ( My dad lives up at Millersville…if I remember right, that’s not too awful far from you. Anyway, good to talk to you…


-- --Jack D - Southeast Missouri --

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#14 posted 01-12-2008 08:06 AM

Sorry Jon,

The address should be


-- --Jack D - Southeast Missouri --

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#15 posted 11-14-2009 04:24 AM

Congratulations on your upcoming 2 year anniversary being a Lumber Jock. Thanks for your posts and participation.

-- Gary D.

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