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This blog is written by sgmdwk | 9 entries so far
  • Child's Table and Chairs - 06-28-2014 05:20 PM | 5 comments

    It has been quite a while since I posted anything on LJ. My time has been filled with more physic...

  • Cutting board from builders' samples - 03-01-2014 08:24 PM | 4 comments

    When some friends from church learned I was a wood worker they brought me a box of samples they h...

  • New Band Saw Setup - 01-20-2014 04:46 AM | 7 comments

    Last week I picked up a new Grizzly G0555LANV Band Saw. This was the result of a lot of considera...

  • Small projects - 01-04-2014 11:44 PM | 2 comments

    I enjoy time in my shop, even when I don’t have a real project to work on. Yesterday, I tol...

  • Blanket chest / Toy box - 12-25-2013 07:10 AM | 6 comments

    I made this chest for my granddaughter, who is 4 months old. The idea was to give her something f...

  • First Chess Board - 12-23-2013 02:35 AM | 5 comments

    Last spring my son and daughter-in-law wondered whether I could make them a larger chess board th...

  • Homemade knife - 07-25-2013 05:16 AM | 2 comments

    After hurting my arthritic fingers using an old folding knife, I decided to try making something ...

  • Spoon fixation - 07-25-2013 12:41 AM | 1 comment

    Ok, so a few weeks ago I had to prune a limb off one of our flowering cherry trees, rather than t...

  • File this - 05-14-2013 05:40 AM | 0 comments

    I love to work wood and part of that is caring for the tools I use. I have been watching videos o...

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There are many real artisans on Lumberjocks. I marvel at the work they produce. I am one of the other 90 percent of woodworkers. I love working with wood. I love spending time in my shop. But my skills are basic and my budget limited. No imported hardwoods, for me; no tools that cost more than my first car. But I love making something with my own hands and draw joy from the process.

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