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Location: Conover,WI

I started my own woodshop, Launch date of Dec 15th, 2013. Mine is a full tilt shop, every thing from small and intricate to full bedroom sets. I have started working with local sawmills to take some of the end cut scrap they can use and machine it out for my use. My main tool is a Shopsmith Mark V with bandsaw, jig, and jointer attachments.

Heirloom Woodshop is my shop name, as everything that I have has been inherited, My Grandfather taught me the older ways of wood working, and my father in law left behind the Shopsmith and must have seen me coming. I also want to produce pieces that become heirlooms to whoever buys them. So between three generations it has come to this.

My Mother in Law is a big part of this as well, after a few months of discussion our family decided to move under one roof. MIL is a weaver using manual hand looms, and as we started talking about moving in, I found the Shopsmith I now own, our house is family of artisans. MY wife makes jewlery, and even my sister who is blind is going to learn weaving. So the 1st floor of the house is going to become a working gallery with 3 studios.

I was a truck driver for 21 years, it was time to come home and stay home. It is a pain in the butt to find a job after that, it seems to me that except for self employment, no one would make sure I stayed busy and worked hard, not to mention I am used to the fact of you reap what you sow type of work.

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added project Northern Butterfly House 12-12-2015 11:06 PM
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commented on Best friend toy box 04-17-2014 12:13 PM
added project Chocolate coat racks 04-16-2014 05:57 PM
added project Best friend toy box 04-16-2014 05:43 PM
commented on Custom full bed frame 02-10-2014 02:04 AM
added project Custom full bed frame 02-09-2014 11:00 PM
commented on Small Cedar Hope Chest 12-26-2013 12:40 PM
added project Small Cedar Hope Chest 12-25-2013 11:51 PM
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started topic Shopsmith Saw guard 12-10-2013 04:39 PM
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replied on Selling it all---all wood working tools---- 11-26-2013 01:26 PM
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#1 posted 11-21-2013 03:16 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.
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