Ron Harper

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Location: Kokomo, In

I am a newly retired guy who has returned to making furniture after a ten year hiatus. However, I have gone from a fully equipped power tool shop to almost exclusively hand tool wood working. I made this change for several reasons, but the first five are " because I love it". It has taken a while for me to gain confidence with my hand saws, but I have gotten to the place that I can rip a straight line that requires only a little clean up with a plane. I have spent the last couple of months setting up a shop in my basement. I have also done a few projects for my wife and stepdaughters. I will post photos over on m log as soon as it gets up and running. I have signed up for the Paul Sellers on- line classes and I find them wonderful. Some of the stuff, I already know how to do, but I find it to be a wonderful refresher. I also think he is a marvelous teacher. I recently got to meet him at a Woodworking Show, and I find him to be. Very nice and thoughtful man. I would be very interested in an Indiana Hand Tools guild, ifvthere are other kindred spirits out there.

I find that I resonate very strongly with Christopher Schwarz , and Pul Sellers who teach that you really can build a lot of beautiful things with very few tools. I am finding this to be true, even though I must confess to having way more tools than I need.

Thanks for stopping by. Now go build something.

-- Ron in Kokomo

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#1 posted 02-25-2013 04:05 PM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy !
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#2 posted 02-25-2013 04:17 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#3 posted 02-25-2013 07:39 PM

Welcome aboard. It’s great that you could join us on Lumberjocks

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 02-28-2013 08:54 PM

Hello Ron. Welcome to LJs!


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