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Location: Goldsboro, NC

I've loved building things with wood as far back as I can remember but I didn't start seriously learning woodworking until 2003. My first project was an "heirloom cradle" that I saw online offered with plans, spindles and hardware (I made it for a friend who was having a baby...and finished it just in time for her baby shower). This started me on my downward spiral of purchasing many tools beginning with a "jobsite" tablesaw that folded up when I wasn't using it This was followed up by a planer, jointer, Miter Saw, Drill Press, a 3 section tool chest and "tons" of smaller tools that filled UP that tool chest. I soon found Marc Spagnuolo's site and one of the first (and most important to me), things I learned was that it's OK to make a mistake. It doesn't mean the project is ruined...adjust and keep going! This gave me the courage to step outside of my comfort zone and really learn some new things. In 2009 I purchased several DVDs from Charles Neil and after about 5 minutes or so of watching the first one, I knew this guy knew what he was talking about. I met Charles in person in March 2010 and have been back to his shop several times in the last year and a half. I consider him to be a very good friend and also my woodworking mentor. With the exception of my cutting boards, every piece I build has been (and still is), influenced by Charles Neil in one way or another.

-- North Carolina Woodworker

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replied on Finishing basics 05-12-2015 10:03 PM
replied on End Grain Cutting Board using General Finishes Salad Bowl Finish 02-18-2015 10:13 AM
replied on Need advice from Finish Experts 08-20-2013 08:40 PM
replied on Charles Neil's on line finishing Class 06-05-2013 09:00 PM
commented on Live Edge Table 04-29-2013 09:30 PM
commented on Live Edge Table 04-28-2013 11:35 PM
posted review Live Edge Table 04-28-2013 04:40 PM
commented on Charles Neil Finishing Workshop 04-28-2013 03:44 PM
replied on A New Stumpy ... Can Ya Believe it ? ( aka Swamp Art) 04-24-2013 06:16 PM
started topic Finishing Nightmares 02-07-2012 08:29 PM
commented on Maloof Rocker and Lowback Chair classes 02-06-2012 11:58 PM
added project Maloof Rocker 02-06-2012 11:55 PM
replied on The Finest of Eye Candy 01-29-2012 07:16 AM

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#1 posted 07-16-2009 11:52 AM

Wellcome to LJs.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 07-16-2009 12:32 PM

Hello Justin,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be both a rewarding and an inspirational part of your woodworking adventure.

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

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#3 posted 07-16-2009 02:39 PM

Welcome to the shop. I look forward to seeing your projects and I hope you enjoy the site. There is alot of good information available from both professionals and amateurs who are willing to share their craft. God Bless!

-- Rusty

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#4 posted 07-16-2009 02:40 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 07-16-2009 03:22 PM

Welcome aboard. Glad to have you on Lumberjocks !

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#6 posted 07-16-2009 05:34 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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#7 posted 07-16-2009 11:44 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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#8 posted 07-17-2009 02:32 AM

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

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#9 posted 07-17-2009 05:29 AM

Welcome to LJs were there are great people.super projects and outstanding woodworkers.Enjoy.


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#10 posted 07-17-2009 01:15 PM

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

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#11 posted 07-18-2009 08:05 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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