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Location: Prince Frederick, MD
Website: jbswearingen on IG

About my ww'ing experience...In the eighth grade, when all the other rednecks were making the same football helmet and guitar shaped wall clocks, I made mine in the shape of a rooster. I got picked on by the others, but at the end of the semester course, when our work was on display, most of the buzz was on my clock. It hung in my parents' house for the next twenty years. After I bought my first home a few years ago, they mailed it to me, and it now hangs proudly in my kitchen, flaws and all.

There was a long gap before my next project, Rockler's 3-in-1 crib plan for my first daughter. She slept in it until she was about six. Now my second daughter, at two, sleeps in the same bed.

Then there was a long gap after that project, caused by a divorce. In the past three years I've been amassing tools in my garage from CL and garage sales, and now have a decent shop. I will soon finish my first project in a decade, a blanket chest from a recent issue of Wood magazine for my fiance. I'm really proud of it, flaws and all, and now have a list of honey-do projects for the house, including a pantry/hutch for the kitchen, a curio cabinet for the living room, and a loft bed for the younger daughter. I'd also like to build myself a humidor. I rarely smoke cigars, but I've wanted a humidor for years.

I'm also an amateur turner that occasionally sells a pen here and there to help pay for the addiction. I don't turn much faceplate stuff, but mainly because I can't dedicate the time to really learning how to do it efficiently, so each new bowl is a new start, which gets frustrating.

When I'm not in the garage (which is about 99% of my time), I'm an electrical technician at NASA (I build satellites), the father of two beautiful little girls, the lucky soon-to-be husband of a long suffering woman, an annoyance to three annoying dogs, a struggling part time engineering student, and a rabid, passionate motorcyclist. Riding is probably the only thing I enjoy more than woodworking, and is probably just as dangerous.

Thanks to BinghamtonEd for pointing me here. I'm hoping to learn a lot from you guys.

-- Semper fi, Brad

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commented on Crescent moon cradle 07-19-2019 12:22 PM
commented on Crescent moon cradle 06-24-2019 03:09 PM
added project Crescent moon cradle 06-24-2019 01:58 PM
replied on Dust Right 4" hose equivalent? 05-16-2019 03:12 PM
started topic Dust Right 4" hose equivalent? 05-16-2019 11:57 AM
added blog entry Woodsmith Jewelry Box in Padauk #2: Rough milled lumber 05-13-2019 12:50 AM
added blog entry Woodsmith Jewelry Box in Padauk #1: Getting started 05-10-2019 03:23 AM
commented on Dovetail spline jig 04-28-2019 02:25 PM
commented on jbswearingen's Profile 04-25-2019 11:42 AM
added project Easter egg display box 04-23-2019 10:50 PM
commented on Dovetail spline jig 04-19-2019 11:36 AM
commented on Late 1800's 12" Frank H. Clement jointer #7: It's running and passes the nickel test! 04-18-2019 06:20 PM
commented on Late 1800's 12" Frank H. Clement jointer #7: It's running and passes the nickel test! 04-18-2019 02:12 PM
added project Dovetail spline jig 04-18-2019 01:59 PM
added blog entry Late 1800's 12" Frank H. Clement jointer #7: It's running and passes the nickel test! 04-18-2019 01:54 PM

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#1 posted 06-27-2012 03:39 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#2 posted 06-27-2012 03:52 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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#3 posted 06-27-2012 04:09 PM

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

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#4 posted 06-27-2012 07:16 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#5 posted 06-28-2012 01:25 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. You’ll find this to be a great site for picking up pointers and exchanging ideas on all things wood and even some that aren’t.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#6 posted 06-29-2012 12:25 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks!

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#7 posted 04-25-2019 02:58 AM

Just noticed you are from my wife’s old neighborhood.
My mother and farther in law lived in the (New) Bowie development before they moved to Croften way back in the 70.
They had a house at 13549 Youngwood turn.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#8 posted 04-25-2019 11:42 AM



Just noticed you are from my wife s old neighborhood.
My mother and farther in law lived in the (New) Bowie development before they moved to Croften way back in the 70.
They had a house at 13549 Youngwood turn.

- woodshaver Tony C

This just reminded me to update my profile. Two years ago we moved down to Prince Frederick!

-- Semper fi, Brad

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