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Location: Alqueidão, Tomar , Portugal

The Dutchman from Alqueidão,

just started with the natural grey hair period of his life. The meandering paths away from that straight highway, leading to the unavoidable coffin, made him see the most breathtaking views, pass the dark corners of society and brought numerous kinds of unexpected encounters with the good and the bad. A, not always understood, but inexhaustible and relentless creativity made ​​him enthusiastic for 12 trades, resulting in 13 accidents before realizing that one doesn't need to travel on ready made roads.

​The rock 'n' roll hair is cut, the bandanna's dropped in the big bin of rags, blue suede shoes exchanged for steel nosed boots. A 300 year old ruined building was transformed into a workshop, the garden into an open air stage and the little cottage on that lonely hill in the vicinity of rural Portugal, turned into a home. Doors are open, clock's don't count hours and food is cooked instead of brightened up by micro waves. Old things become new things just by treating them with a little passion, some 12 trade tricks and compassion for that little paradisiac spot on the planet.

Not Just Sawdust, Não Só Serradura, because it isn't just that. It's the evidence reflecting the relentless urge to create​, the proverbial blood of that beautiful material nature provides us with. It's the sharp teeth that cut, the subdued mind that finds out what a piece of wood harbors in itself.

-- Não só Serradura, Tomar, Portugal

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added project Toy Car based on a 3-wheel Lomax 07-30-2021 10:14 PM
commented on Dining Room Wall Art 07-30-2021 10:02 PM
added project A spice-rack extension out of reclaimed oak 03-31-2021 11:10 AM
added project Bedside drawer cabinets with wavy fronts 03-31-2021 10:54 AM
added project Kitchen unit out of 250 pieces of scrap wood. 07-09-2020 09:55 PM
added project A pair of bed frames 07-09-2020 09:46 PM
added project A 2-string bass 06-13-2020 11:12 AM
added project A classic dining table with round legs 04-08-2020 12:49 AM
commented on Teardrop fiddle build #11: Stain 03-28-2020 05:27 PM
commented on Teardrop fiddle build #6: Holes and Bars 03-24-2020 08:28 PM
commented on Teardrop fiddle build #4: The Plates 03-22-2020 02:30 PM
commented on Teardrop fiddle build #1: Getting moldy 03-21-2020 12:11 AM
added project a series of 5 willow tables 01-25-2020 09:24 AM
added project 80 cents frame saws, with reclaimed, recycled wood 01-18-2020 10:47 AM
commented on Big Contact Wheel for Belt Grinder 01-18-2020 10:37 AM

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#1 posted 01-29-2013 04:10 PM


-- Rick

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#2 posted 01-29-2013 04:40 PM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy !
Because I often get asked questions by new members I’ve included the answers to the most( FAQ) along with my welcoming message to LJs.
You should know that posting questions or projects here (your profile page) will not get you very many responses’ just because it’s your profile page not part of a main forum. To post in a main forum read below.
Want to know how to post something?
See the drop-down box underneath my Lumberjocks in the upper right hand corner. Click on the arrow and select which type of posting you want to make (Project, Blog entry, Forum topic). This will take you to the appropriate page and you just fill in the form.
Sending Private messages(PMs) to other members
Click on the word” home” next to the profile picture of the member you want to contact ,then click on “send message”
Need help with posting or other questions ?
Martin SojKa ( LJs founder)
Ms DebbieP AKA Debbie Pribele (Ljs community manager)

Just for the record even though I have a large number of post I’m not involved with LJs management ,I’m just another member.


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#3 posted 01-29-2013 11:33 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 02-23-2013 04:05 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. This is a great group of woodworkers from all over the globe. We are glad to add you this this list and look forward to your posts.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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