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Location: Independence, Iowa

I am a self taught wood butcher. I love taking flat boards and making them do things that put pretty curves into them.

I built my first wood boat in the early 80's from a set of plans for an 18' Canoe from Handyman Magazine. The plan cost $8.00. At the time I wanted a canoe and I didn't have the $350 for an Aluminum one.

My total tool box consisted of a hammer and a pair of pliers that we received as a house warming gift from the local Community Welcome Wagon. A year later I had a canoe and a fair to middling collection of tools, power and hand.

Since then I have built 4 more wood boats and rehabilitated a 26' fiberglass sailboat.

Numerous pieces of all solid White Oak furniture in the mission style and White Oak Shaker Style kitchen cabinets for two kitchens.

I am now embarked on the construction (pole barn style) of a large addition to our cabin. Going from 1200' to just over 2000' with a vaulted ceiling, and up stairs loft sewing room/extra bed room with half bath. When it is done, then I am going to build my last greenhouse.

All comments are always received with thanks.


-- "Lord, keep your arm around my shoulders and your hand firmly over my mouth!!"

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#1 posted 06-27-2011 02:17 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 06-27-2011 05:04 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#3 posted 06-28-2011 09:03 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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