Samel A. Livingstone

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Location: Watertown, New York

I am a fairly busy medical examiner for east end of Lake Ontario, Thousand Island and St. Lawrence River. I cover several counties all of which have abundant lake effect snow.Season snow totals average 18 feet.

I have a 15 x 59 shop which great for handling long boards which I chop up into kindling and a small amount into furniture. Local hardwood dealer gets PA. cherry which is gorgeous wood. Darkens into pleasant reddish brown. Also lots of maple both straight grained and curley. The curley is usually not as tight as the boards on the internet. Lots of wide red oak and wide yellow poplaravailable which make great secondary woods.

I like Shaker style furniture with the easier to cut straight lines.

I have a new Martin jointer with a Byrd head (best jointer I ever had, many steps up from 4-inch table top delta planer in 1973) and a Cassedi planerwith spiral knives almost as good in surface quality. My oldest tool is a "circi 1935" Crescent mortiser which weighs half a ton. It does great work but cannot move it around. A Powermatic model 66 table saw and PM 20- inch bandsaw, PM drillpress, PM shaper, delta radial arm saw and finally Oneida Vacuum system. The Oneida was my latest edition as jointer will only work with a vacuum. After saving and and gradually upgrading since 1972, I now have a well equiped shop in my opinion. I will try to get a few pics taken.

Sam Livingstone

-- Sam, upstate

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#1 posted 07-27-2008 04:36 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. The projects are an inspiration, the information is priceless and the people are supportive. The only problem is, the site can get addictive.
God Bless

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#2 posted 07-27-2008 04:56 AM

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#3 posted 07-27-2008 05:10 AM

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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#4 posted 07-27-2008 06:29 AM

Glad to see that you have made Lumberjocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

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#5 posted 07-27-2008 07:34 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks – enjoy the Community.

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#6 posted 07-27-2008 10:22 AM

Welcome to lumberjocks

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#7 posted 07-27-2008 02:08 PM

Hello Farmboy,

Welcome to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be an rewarding and informational aspect of your woodworking adventure.

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

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#8 posted 07-27-2008 02:39 PM

Welcome to LJs !! Glad you have joined us !!

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#9 posted 07-27-2008 06:05 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#10 posted 07-27-2008 09:41 PM

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.

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#11 posted 07-27-2008 11:27 PM

Welcome to LJs. If you need anything just ask anyone.

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#12 posted 07-28-2008 04:59 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! It’s a great place with great people, and, oh yeah, there’s the woodworking! Have fun and keep safe! :)

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#13 posted 07-25-2009 02:15 AM

Congratulations on your upcoming 1st anniversary as a Lumber Jock! Thanks for helping make this site a great place to be a part of.

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#14 posted 07-24-2010 01:41 AM

Another year has rolled by. We must be having too much fun, cause it seems like just yesterday when I congratulated you on 1 year. Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary at Lumber Jocks. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit and happy anniversary!

-- Gary D.

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