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Location: Vancouver Island, Canada

I do woodworking mostly because I find a lot of beauty in wooden objects and I like making things and working with tools. I wouldn't mind being a professional woodworker if more people responded to quality work the way people on this forum do. I have built a few things on commission but have found most people are so conditioned by the Walmart mentality that they expect to get it for next to nothing. I like to say "the people with money have no taste and the people with taste have no money". Not always the case but it is true way too often. I give away a lot of stuff rather than suffer the (often unintended) insult of a Walmart price. When I do get paid, my price is based on how muich the client appears to value one-off pieces and their ability to pay. So far, getting rich at this seems a long way off (not that I am too worried about it, but, as many here must also feel, it is nice to be recognized if a piece turns out well).

I like dark woods and use mostly Claro and American Black Walnut in furniture pieces. I also turn local woods like big leaf maple, alder, western red cedar, yellow cedar and anything else that looks like it would make a nice bowl.

I use a combination of hand and power tools. I admire the skill developed by those who practice traditional methods but confess that expediency often results in my using a power tool. I am slowly trying to develop better hand tool skills.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#1 posted 05-29-2012 05:29 PM

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


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#2 posted 05-29-2012 06:30 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 05-29-2012 11:27 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 05-30-2012 05:46 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#5 posted 06-13-2012 04:59 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks where the People and Projects are Amazing! Good Luck!

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#6 posted 08-25-2012 04:26 PM

Always nice to see another LJ from Western Canada – welcome!

Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#7 posted 09-02-2012 09:21 PM

Thanks for your comment on my Polor Bear. He is carved with power tool(dremel) from aspen then coated with gesso with streeks of antique white.the finish is acrylic matte. I don’recomend the aspen for power carving ,however it seems to have come out OK.

-- chipsawturn

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Hal Taylor

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#8 posted 10-15-2012 02:02 PM

Hello MC, Very nice work indeed! I like your signature but I thought it was suppose to be:

Do We Cheat ‘em and How! ;-)

-- Hal, VA,

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