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Location: Rochester, NY

Good day,

Woodworking is one of my passions in life (among many), I believe it to be a very calming, meditative activity despite the inevitable loud noises and messes it creates.

I started tinkering with wood when I was little, whittling sticks to a point with a knife. In my early to late teens, I dabbled a bit more and churned out a few projects. It wasn't until my early 20's that I began to really get into this craft and expand my skills. Now in my late 20's, I have found my skill invaluable being a husband, father, and homeowner.

My work tends to be a bit more utilitarian than ornate, leaning towards a more natural look. I really love natural edges, bold lines, antique looks, and rustic touches. My style is reflected in that statement with my work coming from whatever a piece of wood or object is portraying. Woodworking can be a very spiritual experience in the way your emotions, experiences, etc. can sway the direction of a piece. Much like everything, woodworking should come from the heart, and not be forced out from an angle of frustration or anger. If I am having trouble with a piece or experiencing "woodworkers block", I will simply put it down and come back to it. I have restarted so many projects that just weren't working that I could have forced into creation; a few pieces have even been destroyed after they were forced out.

I love to connect with fellow woodworkers and people alike. If you'd like to chat, or share anything we me, please feel free to contact we.

As we are made from the dust, we shall create dust.

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#1 posted 05-21-2012 12:57 AM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck

-- Rick

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#2 posted 05-21-2012 02:04 AM

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 05-21-2012 02:29 AM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy!


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#4 posted 05-21-2012 03:26 AM

Welcome Brian. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and don’t forget to use pushsticks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#5 posted 05-21-2012 03:29 AM

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 05-21-2012 04:23 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 05-22-2012 02:29 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks Brian, where the People and Projects are Amazing! Good Luck!

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#8 posted 05-23-2012 11:42 AM

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help one another with woodworking. Feel free to ask members for advise. But Be aware…This site can be very addictive…………LOL

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

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#9 posted 03-31-2014 01:27 AM

Nice bench! I am working on a pair like that from walnut!

-- Ted, TX or PA

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