Adam Weis

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Location: Irvine, California

I am beginning as a studio furnituremaker and designer in Orange County, CA. My interest in making furniture was first sparked while studying fine art at the University of California, Santa Cruz. My intense interest in Chinese and Japanese art, which is not distinguished from craft, provided a basis to explore my interest in woodworking through the lens of an artist and a scholar. Although I was often frustrated at the University by what I felt was the closed-mindedness of the academic art world, the chance to study the the theoretical and historical origins of art in tandem with my development as a craftsman, left me with a broad aesthetic knowledge to draw from. After graduating from college I adjusted my studio to suit the needs of a more artisan style of furniture, and completed several pieces that reflect my ecclectic approach to design. The launching of my website is one of many ways I am seeking to broaden my horizons as an artist and craftsman.

-- Adam,

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commented on Pretty little writing desk in oak 02-08-2011 08:10 PM
started topic marine varnish over varathane? 10-26-2010 10:00 PM
started topic Where to get interesting wood near Eugene, OR??? 07-11-2010 05:32 AM
started topic Need some advice on wood filler....don't cringe! 05-25-2010 08:07 PM
replied on ANGLED Sliding Dovetails. 02-17-2010 12:24 AM
added blog entry Novel Bookshelf- drawing in sketchup 02-17-2010 12:21 AM
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started topic ANGLED Sliding Dovetails. 02-16-2010 08:02 PM
commented on Contemporary Table and Chairs 12-17-2009 11:12 PM
added project Ash Stair Rail 12-17-2009 11:03 PM
added project Jatoba Writing Desk 12-17-2009 10:49 PM
replied on Looking to identify antique leg style 09-11-2009 02:02 AM
added blog entry philosophy of woodworking #1: Some Principles of Zen Aesthetics 07-09-2009 11:28 PM
commented on Coffee table with Vt river stones 03-06-2009 03:23 AM
commented on oak toy chest 12-27-2008 06:03 PM

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Roger Strautman

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#1 posted 05-24-2007 09:12 PM

Welcome aboard the LJ Express! You will find that things go pretty quick around here and answers to your questions will come very fast.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#2 posted 05-24-2007 09:19 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- 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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#3 posted 05-25-2007 07:02 AM

Welcome. Enjoy the site.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#4 posted 05-25-2007 08:17 AM

Welcome aboard Adam. I think you will find that this is one of the friendliest and most helpful Forums. Great looking sculpture.

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

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#5 posted 05-25-2007 02:38 PM

Great to have you with us Adam.

-- Mark

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#6 posted 05-26-2007 04:20 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks! Let’s make something wonderful from wood!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#7 posted 05-26-2007 05:30 AM

A big hardy welcome from the best place on earth to be…LumberJocks website. Thanks for joining us.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#8 posted 05-31-2007 06:38 AM

Welcome aboard LJ. Hope you enjoy your visits as much as I do – they are all a great bunch on jocks and jockesses.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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#9 posted 06-23-2007 06:07 AM

Welcome to LJls if you need anything just ask anyone jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 06-23-2007 09:49 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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#11 posted 11-03-2008 06:54 PM

Really nice projects skillfully executed. Pleasure seeing your work. The display cabinet was cool. I liked the drawer pulls. They are all great.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#12 posted 05-30-2009 02:49 AM

Congratulations on being a Lumber Jock for 2 years!

-- Gary D.

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#13 posted 12-18-2009 05:50 AM

Adam, Welcome to LumberJocks!

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#14 posted 12-29-2009 06:22 AM

I went back and looked through your projects. I like your style, we share interest in some of the same influences.

I find your personal story and experience with the academic art world interesting. Especially for the frustrations experienced, yet you managed to maintain clarity of finding the value and importance of what you were learning.

It sounds a bit like the academic world was trying to get you to think one way but you chose to think your way…isn’t that the purpose of higher education? To broaden the mind?

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#15 posted 05-22-2010 05:16 AM

Well, another year has rolled by. It must have been a fun year because it seems like yesterday when I congratulated you on be a LJ for 2 years. Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary at Lumber Jocks. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit and happy anniversary!

-- Gary D.

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