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John Fry

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04-09-2008 03:24 AM

I’m a custom furniture builder in the rural town of Acton, California. I have been woodworking seriously for the last ten years, and in 2002 I started selling my work through a very high profile designer in the Los Angeles area. With her clients and along with a few long time clients of my own I’ve been able to stay very busy.

I see some familiar names here, so maybe I know some of you already. I hope to make some new friends too. Lumberjocks seems like a friendly place and I hope to share what I do know, and hopefully learn some of what I don’t. I love posting my projects so I will be doing that too.

Some of you have already welcomed me just from my signing up and filling out my profile….....

Amazing and Thank You.

-- John, Chisel and Bit Custom Crafted Furniture,

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dennis mitchell

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#1 posted 04-09-2008 03:34 AM

Welcome. That is quite a body of work on your web site. Hope you make yourself at home here!

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#2 posted 04-09-2008 03:39 AM

Welcome to LJs! The more you look into this site, the more addictive it becomes. There is some AMAZING talent and knowledge here, tap into it and enjoy it!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#3 posted 04-09-2008 04:15 AM

John: I to am a new member. I live in Palmdale, CA just a few miles down the 14 freeway. Anyway, welcome to Lumberjocks. I had had fun just in short time that I have been with the group. Also, I like your website.

-- Bob Clark, Tool Collector and Sawdust Maker

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Al Navas

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#4 posted 04-09-2008 04:22 AM

Welcome, John! You will like Lumberjocks :-)

To the rest of the folks here: Be prepared for a REAL treat with all of John’s work. Truly amazing, instructional, inspiring, wonderful stuff. I have followed his work for several years; I learn a LOT from every new project he does.

-- Al Navas, Country Club, MO,

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#5 posted 04-09-2008 04:27 AM

To Echo all the others: Welcome, I think you have found the best place on the net for woodworkers.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#6 posted 04-09-2008 04:31 AM

Welcome. You have some beautiful furniture on your site. I’m sure we can learn from you.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 04-09-2008 04:35 AM

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.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 04-09-2008 04:39 AM

Welcome, Welcome. Look forward to seeing your work posted.

-- Charlie - Texas

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#9 posted 04-09-2008 06:56 AM

Welcome to LJ’s

-- Pretzel L8agn

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Alex Lane

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#10 posted 04-09-2008 03:12 PM

WOW, you are a force to be reckoned with….in the wood shop, that is. Can you send me some of your talent and experience in an e-mail??

Well, a guy can wish can’t he?

Keep up the fantastic work! Ya just can’t beat Custom designed furniture using exotic woods.

—And another hearty welcome to LJ.

-- Alex...builder of wooden wings for vintage sport biplanes...I'm your wingman :)

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John Fry

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#11 posted 04-10-2008 01:23 AM

Thanks for the wonderful welcome everyone!

Hi Al, I knew I’d see some old friends here. Thanks for the kind words.

-- John, Chisel and Bit Custom Crafted Furniture,

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Joe Lyddon

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#12 posted 07-19-2008 08:04 PM

Hi John,

It’s good to see that you have discovered this NICE & talented bunch of people!

Enjoy… & have fun,


-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#13 posted 07-19-2008 08:19 PM

welcome John…this is a great place to do just what you said…share what you know and learn from others what you dont know…well I am up THE FREEWAY (hwy 5) just a bit…ha ha…in Napa…look forward to seeing your work…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#15 posted 07-19-2008 08:35 PM


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