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Mark Jerde


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Location: Bowie MD USA

Feb. 12, 2010. I have been slapping together ugly-but-useful items occasionally since the 1970's. "Serious" hobby woodworker since about 2000. I have made several items that I proud of because they look like "normal woodworking projects." They are finished nicely, look like they came from a plan even if they didn't, and most people would not object to having them in their homes if they had the need for them.

HOWEVER!!! ;-) Most of my projects are not in your "normal woodworking projects" class, if most of the woodworkers on the web are telling the truth about what they work on. ;-) I *love* to build something I need:
- as fast as possible,
- stronger than necessary,
- using only the materials I have on hand. It's a bonus to use materials most folks would throw away, or in some cases DID throw away.

The two two-drawer pedestals from a discarded office desk became my wheeled, small, tall "workbench" with 4-drawer storage. A few days ago our best snow shovel was starting to break but a couple minutes with the drill, riveter and a piece shelving bracket had the shovel back in the fight against Mother Nature's three feet of white laughter on the Washington DC area. ;-)

I like building nice looking things, and I *really* enjoy "Make-Do Engineering."

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commented on Computer Desktop Replacement (c. 2002) 02-22-2010 11:31 PM
commented on Computer Desktop Replacement (c. 2002) 02-19-2010 11:41 PM
commented on Mark Jerde's Profile 02-19-2010 06:03 PM
added project Computer Desktop Replacement (c. 2002) 02-12-2010 03:27 PM
added project HP LaserJet 3P Stand (2004) 02-12-2010 02:15 PM
added workshop Mark Jerde's Workshop 02-12-2010 01:06 PM
signed up Mark Jerde's Profile 02-12-2010 10:56 AM

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#1 posted 02-12-2010 11:19 AM

WELCOME to LJ’s ….the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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#2 posted 02-12-2010 02:16 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 02-12-2010 02:31 PM

Let me welcome you to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be an interesting, as well as exciting, experience. Have fun and enjoy.

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

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#4 posted 02-12-2010 04:52 PM

Hey – Welcome to Lumberjocks ! Lots of great ideas, info, inspiration, and support here (as many will tell ya – the site is quite addictive).. Enjoy…

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#5 posted 02-12-2010 05:57 PM

Welcome look forward when you have some projects listed,


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#6 posted 02-12-2010 06:08 PM

Welcome aboard. Nice to have you join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#7 posted 02-12-2010 07:02 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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#8 posted 02-12-2010 11:16 PM

Mark, Welcome to LumberJocks!

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#9 posted 02-13-2010 06:20 AM

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself a few months ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…

PS: Watch out for that a1Jim guy, he’s probably one of the nicest guys on this site…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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Mark Jerde

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#10 posted 02-19-2010 06:03 PM

Sorry I’ve been “gone” for a week. ;-) I intend to be active here, not a one-time “drive by.” This blog hasn’t been updated yet either to show how I got rid of some of the gutter ice… ;-)

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#11 posted 02-26-2010 04:56 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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#12 posted 03-05-2010 09:07 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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