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Location: Coquille, Oregon
Website: [email protected]

I am an elementary school teacher. I just moved to 2nd grade after 16 years in middle school. I have been working with wood for 30 years. I have worked in home construction and remodeling. I mostly do projects for my own home. In the past 3 years, I have returned to turning and like to use exotic wood to turn plates and bowls. I have begun to sell at craft shows in our local area. When I retire in 4 years, I plan to be found in my shop most of the time. I now put in about 20 hours a week there. I still love teaching, but woodworking gives me a different sense of accomplishment. I have been happily sucked into the world of box making. And I thought Turning was addictive. The great examples on LumberJocks keep me inspired.
A little update, 1/13/13 Put my lathe in storage and am now working on somewhere around my 500th box, plus about that many cutting boards. Graduated to ART shows and Galleries. I love going on wood buying trips or looking on the internet. One year to retire, but still enjoying the job.
Update 2/12/15 Retired last June. I have a new home and workshop in Coquille, Oregon.
Three times the space to work and some nice new tools. Life is good!! Getting ready to resume doing shows. Lots of new boxes, cutting boards, and tile trivets. More to do. Hopefully I will be on Lumberjocks more now that moving is done and the shop is complete.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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commented on Maple, Cherry and Lacewood Jewelry Box 10-04-2016 04:51 AM
commented on Zebrawood jewelry box 02-20-2016 11:11 PM
commented on Boxguy Gets Spacy 02-08-2016 06:34 PM
commented on Medicine cabinet 02-05-2016 05:16 AM
commented on Acoustic speaker box for Tablets 02-05-2016 05:08 AM
commented on Acoustic speaker box for Tablets 02-04-2016 08:16 AM
commented on another diversion from box making 02-04-2016 03:50 AM
commented on Acoustic speaker box for Tablets 02-03-2016 11:52 PM
added project Acoustic speaker box for Tablets 02-03-2016 09:02 PM
added project Table Saw outfeed table 02-03-2016 05:56 AM
added project another diversion from box making 02-03-2016 05:36 AM
commented on Myrtlewood Laundry Table. 02-01-2016 03:18 AM
added project Myrtlewood Laundry Table. 01-31-2016 11:38 PM
commented on Walnut Spice Cabinet 01-31-2016 11:00 PM
added project Walnut Spice Cabinet 01-31-2016 06:01 PM

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#1 posted 11-25-2009 08:24 AM

Welcome to LJs a place were there are great people,super projects and outstanding woodworkers.Enjoy


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Bob Kollman

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#2 posted 11-25-2009 09:48 AM

Welcome to LJ’s, look forward to seeing some of your turnings!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 11-25-2009 01:30 PM

Hello Robert,

Let me welcome 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 11-25-2009 04:07 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#5 posted 11-25-2009 07:55 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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#6 posted 11-25-2009 10:54 PM

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help you with your woodworking endeavors. Feel free to ask for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………LOL

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

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#7 posted 11-26-2009 10:07 AM

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

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#8 posted 12-03-2009 06:56 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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#9 posted 12-03-2009 08:20 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks!


-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.

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#10 posted 06-29-2010 02:57 PM

Great projects you have posted. Getting close to retiring and having something to look Fwd to is great! Enjoy!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 11-20-2010 01:18 AM

Imagine that! A year has almost gone by since you became a Lumber Jock. Congratulations on your anniversary! I look forward to your posts.

-- Gary D.

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#12 posted 11-20-2010 09:24 AM

One year…cool.

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#13 posted 06-06-2012 12:38 PM

Kudos for teaching our kids. Takes a lotta patience. You’ve got a lotta gr8 lookin projects. Look forward to seeing more. Work/Play safe. Keep making those fantastic boxes

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#14 posted 11-19-2012 12:49 AM

Hey—-great work! I have been teaching high school for 14 years but I am on a leave of absence this year to help take care of my mom…and after that I am not sure what my future will be…thanks for adding me as a buddy and look forward to seeing more of your work!


Ps—-I am actually now in Irvine…the move down to So-Cal has been a jolt…but we may end up back in Napa when this year is over…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#15 posted 06-03-2013 04:53 PM

Another beautiful box to add to your already impressive past projects. That wood is amazing.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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