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Location: Nova Scotia, Canada

At present, I make small boxes with figurative wood and small pieces of furniture. However, in the past year, I have built a cedar strip cosine wherry, row boat. "Acadian Roots - Wood Studio" is my workshop, (four feet from my house), surrounded by old growth hemlocks, on a large lake, and makes reference to my location in Nova Scotia (the Acadian Coast) and to my heritage. My formal education was in visual design, mostly digital. Now, I'm happy using a key board, only as a means to share my 3D wood creations.

I have spent much of my life in forested environments, (I also teach "wilderness/remote skills") and working with wood is simply another means by which to explore those places.

Much thanks to Lumbejocks for the technical support and encouragement.

-- SM

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commented on Cedar strip, cosine wherry, row boat #1: Not a Box . . . 09-25-2011 06:09 AM
commented on Cedar strip, cosine wherry, row boat #1: Not a Box . . . 09-24-2011 12:50 AM
added blog entry Cedar strip, cosine wherry, row boat #1: Not a Box . . . 09-23-2011 05:39 PM
commented on A productive summer of 09: more boxes! 01-17-2010 11:36 PM
commented on Little round boxes with the bandsaw. 01-16-2010 11:55 PM
commented on Little round boxes with the bandsaw. 01-16-2010 02:26 AM
added project Little round boxes with the bandsaw. 01-16-2010 02:09 AM
added project A productive summer of 09: more boxes! 01-16-2010 01:44 AM
commented on Not idle: Boxes 01-06/2009 01-16-2010 01:03 AM
added project Not idle: Boxes 01-06/2009 01-15-2010 11:45 PM
commented on A new shop in the making #18: Cedar scalloped siding on and light hooked up 08-27-2008 05:53 PM
replied on band saw blade, how much play is acceptable 06-10-2008 04:20 AM
commented on A new shop in the making #7: The Eagle has landed! -We are beginning to frame 06-04-2008 04:05 AM
commented on Kiersten's Profile 05-26-2008 10:39 PM
commented on Trees 05-23-2008 03:02 AM

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#1 posted 04-13-2008 04:01 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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#2 posted 04-13-2008 04:08 PM

Mr. Desperado,
Wow! Your fast!
I haven’t even finished my profile yet.
Thanks for the greeting.
I like your handle.
SM (Short for, “Sarah-Marie”)

-- SM

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 04-13-2008 04:24 PM

Hello Sarah-Marie,

Let me welcome you to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be a rewarding and exciting part of your woodworking journey.

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

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#4 posted 04-13-2008 04:44 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! Enjoy yourself.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 04-13-2008 09:57 PM


That is a handle that my wife gave that picture, as you can see it was in my younger day’s. You are more than welcome for the welcome. We all will be looking forward to seeing some of your box’s being posted here on Lumberjocks.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#6 posted 04-13-2008 11:45 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#7 posted 04-14-2008 12:30 AM

If you like working with wood, you’re in the right place. Welcome.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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Paul D

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#8 posted 04-14-2008 01:41 AM

Welcome to LJs !! Glad you have joined us !!

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#9 posted 04-14-2008 01:53 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks Sarah-Marie. 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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#10 posted 04-14-2008 05:09 AM

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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#11 posted 04-14-2008 05:40 AM

Now that you are here, post often, post everything, post anything. We LJ’s are addicted to this media of woodworking. Like fuel to a fire. Also do you have a link to your life’s work? WE would love to see more of this fine work you posted.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#12 posted 04-14-2008 06:25 AM

You guys are a pretty infectious welcoming committee. Thanks for the comments. I will get pictures of other work up in a day or so. Yes, the aspen was a surprise. I was told that particular stock would not be attractive and I would want to “paint it”. P-A-I-N-T is not in my vocabulary, so it is lucky that I have a magic thickness planer.
Thanks to all for the enthusiasm.
It is late my time so I must sign off.

-- SM

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#13 posted 04-14-2008 10:56 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#14 posted 04-14-2008 04:03 PM

Welcome to LJ! It’s the best woodworking community anywhere!

I look forward to your projects and postings.

Looks like some great country up there, maybe as nice as Montana!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#15 posted 04-14-2008 06:28 PM

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.

Sounds like your are a busy girl. I was a volunteer fireman myself for five years when I lived in CA. Looking forward to seeing your postings.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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