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Location: Issaquah, Washington

After a number of years in classic woodworking as a hobby, I'm now retired and find woodcarving fits my lifestyle. Being fairly new to carving, I carve small stuff, love spoons, small animals, and small relief carvings. I started making a few I'm slowly learning how to carve wizards using carving books and youtube tutorials. I'd appreciate any advice form you experienced carvers, and am open to adding carving buddies. If anyone wants to communicate with me, I thank you. I'm married, with grown children and have a 3 year old golden retriever. On a clear day, I can see Mt. Rainier. On a winter day, I can see my mailbox. LOL

-- Jim, Seattle, where every day is paradise (unless it rains)

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commented on TAKING A LITTLE BREAK FROM CARVING 07-20-2009 07:16 AM
added blog entry TAKING A LITTLE BREAK FROM CARVING 07-19-2009 04:35 AM
commented on jgrim's Profile 06-10-2009 01:46 PM
commented on My Exchange Spoons 06-10-2009 02:57 AM
added project Rose For Debbie Relief 2006 06-09-2009 05:21 AM
added project My Exchange Spoons 06-09-2009 05:03 AM
commented on my deer antler mushrooms 06-09-2009 04:13 AM
commented on Spoons 06-09-2009 03:52 AM
added project Chip Carved Love Spoon and Napkin Holder 06-08-2009 05:31 AM
commented on First Serious Carvings - Late 2006 01-28-2009 08:14 AM
commented on A Carved Scene on a Large Moose Antler 01-27-2009 05:03 AM
added project Relief Carvings 2007 01-27-2009 04:25 AM
added project First Serious Carvings - Late 2006 01-27-2009 04:09 AM
signed up jgrim's Profile 11-18-2008 03:01 AM

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#1 posted 11-18-2008 03:34 AM

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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#2 posted 11-18-2008 04:23 AM

Hello Jim,

Welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be an exciting and rewarding part of your woodworking experience.

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

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#3 posted 11-18-2008 04:54 AM

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.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 11-18-2008 07:45 AM

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 11-18-2008 10:33 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

Take care and work safely.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 11-18-2008 12:21 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#7 posted 11-19-2008 04:10 AM

Welcome to the shop. I look forward to seeing your projects and I hope you enjoy the site. There is alot of good information available from both professionals and amateurs who are willing to share their craft. God Bless!

-- Rusty

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#8 posted 12-04-2008 04:29 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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#9 posted 06-10-2009 01:40 PM

Thanks! It’s amazing how many uses a person can come up with for deer antler, isn’t it. I never would have thought of using it to burnish…that’s really cool!

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#10 posted 06-10-2009 01:46 PM

Try it – If you carve softer wood like I do, deer horn will knock down those obstinate hairs always trying to pop up by forcing them back into the wood. It will also put a sheen on the wood.

-- Jim, Seattle, where every day is paradise (unless it rains)

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#11 posted 11-14-2009 04:12 AM

Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary as a Lumber Jock! I look forward to more of your posts.

-- Gary D.

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#12 posted 11-14-2009 06:46 PM

Congratulations on your Anniversary. Hope you have many more on LumberJocks. We appreciate your posts and projects

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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