Chris McDowell

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Location: Canton, GA

I have worked in the tire industry since 2006 and have been a musician my whole life. For years I thought being a musician would turn into a career, but it never worked out, so now I just play random gigs here and there for friends.

Woodworking for me was a life-saver. I was a new dad, work was stressing me out and I felt like I was gonna snap. It has been such a great way for me to just escape for a little while. I can just focus on the task at hand and forget everything else for a moment in time. I find it to be very fulfilling and I never want to give it up.

I also make woodworking videos on YouTube. My channel is at


-- Chris, , FACEBOOK: , Proverbs 16:9

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#1 posted 07-04-2012 03:39 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#2 posted 07-04-2012 03:59 PM

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


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#3 posted 07-04-2012 05:33 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 07-04-2012 11:17 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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#5 posted 03-11-2014 11:31 PM

Looks like you’ve got a grand start. Lotsa nice projects going on there. Look forward to seeing more. Work/Play safe. Keep makin dust.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#6 posted 03-12-2014 12:31 AM

Thanks a lot Roger. I plan on making much much more!

-- Chris, , FACEBOOK: , Proverbs 16:9

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#7 posted 09-18-2015 02:59 PM

This table does look fine, but I would never build a table with bad plans and joinery and material because the customer said “not to change a thing”. These online plans are made by people who may have a great design sense but know nothing about woodworking or wood movement. To me making something with the idea that if my incorrect choice of joinery does not work out “I’ll build another one” is a waste of time and money for more material. I know saying this seems like I’m picking on you,but I’m disagreeing with this type of build and joinery,not you personly. If others follow this way of building furniture I feel they will become very disappointed when their beautiful projects starts cupping and blowing up because of short cut joinery. Sorry to not be more complamentry on your project.


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#8 posted 09-18-2015 04:20 PM

Thanks for your insight, a1Jim. I respect your viewpoint on the matter and will consider your advice for future projects.

-- Chris, , FACEBOOK: , Proverbs 16:9

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