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Location: South Africa

I am a craftsman working from a small workshop in Knysna, South Africa, where I produce, by hand, exclusive and elegant jewellery packaging and presentation boxes from the finest quality local and exotic woods. Each item is individually crafted to reflect the beauty of the wood, as well as meeting the requirements set by the client. I love working with the various woods, and the passion I have is hopefully self-evident in the pieces I make.

-- Johan, South Africa,

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#1 posted 10-15-2008 11:43 PM

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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#2 posted 10-15-2008 11:58 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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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 10-16-2008 12:15 AM

Hello Johan,

Welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be a rewarding and an enriching aspect of your woodworking adventure.

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

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#4 posted 10-16-2008 03:30 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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#5 posted 10-16-2008 01:26 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#6 posted 10-17-2008 01:26 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks Johan. 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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#7 posted 10-20-2008 09:10 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

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 11-25-2008 09:22 PM

Man, I was just looking at your work, and you have some great stuff! Very good work on everything! Keep it up!

-- christopheralan

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#9 posted 11-30-2008 06:28 PM

Johan you do some AMAZING work! I am very jealous of the beautiful wood species available to you-I especially like your Blackwood perfume box but the ring box is a real incentive for me. Thanks for the post!
Vancouver Island
British Columbia

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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#10 posted 11-30-2008 07:04 PM

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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#11 posted 12-17-2008 12:56 AM

Here’s a late welcome to LJ,s. This is a great site, I’m glade to see your work. You have some spectacular projects. Must be great to be around such cool wood and trees.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#12 posted 10-10-2009 01:14 AM

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

-- Gary D.

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#13 posted 10-16-2009 03:54 PM

Happy 1st year anniversary at LJs!
Take care, I hope you doing very well.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#14 posted 10-17-2009 01:01 AM

Happy Anniversary.

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

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Dave Owen

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#15 posted 01-29-2010 12:46 AM

Johan – I just stumbled across your projects today. Your boxes are beautiful and you obviously have a real ‘eye’ for the beauty of the woods and how they can best be combined into beautiful designs. It must be nice to have such a tremendous number of beautiful species readily available.

-- Dave O.

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