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jman75

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01-21-2013 11:03 AM

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My name is Jeremy and I am a woodholic. I currently live in VA and am a disabled Navy vet at 37 years old. Just about 2 months ago I started with a 1/2hp Craftsman router. ..and have moved on from there. Here is a pic of my first caddy I made for my daughter and my first set of hand carved dovetails….so be gentle! Most of all it is an honor to be here!


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#1 posted 01-21-2013 04:10 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks, Jeremy! Those dovetails look pretty good for your first attempt. I’ve been at this a while, and I haven’t even attempted any yet.

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

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#2 posted 01-21-2013 04:13 PM

Jeremy, it’s an honor to have you here. We love vets… Of course, some of us are a little biased..being vets ourselves. Great start on those dovetails. Like Charlie, I haven’t had the guts to try yet….

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#3 posted 01-21-2013 04:16 PM

Welcome to Ljs
This is very nice work. Thank you for your service to our country and your personal sacrifice in serving us all .

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos

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#4 posted 01-21-2013 04:18 PM

Welcome Jeremy! I have seen worse dove tails made by master craftsmen, who shall go un-named to protect the innocent!

Thank you for your service and thank you for allowing us to join you!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#5 posted 01-21-2013 04:21 PM

Welcome aboard. Good first project

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#6 posted 01-21-2013 04:24 PM

Welcome aboard, Jeremy. Those dovetails don’t look bad at all. Keep up the good work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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jman75

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#7 posted 01-21-2013 05:30 PM

Thanks guys for the warm welcome! The dovetails aren’t that hard actually. Just gotta measure em off and make clean cuts. Ok…I’ll admit. ..they were a little pain in the arse. I’m currently working on a coffee table for the wife so ill post pics of that in my projects section.

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#8 posted 01-21-2013 05:47 PM

Welcome, Jeremy! Very nice dovetails. I’m too afraid to hand cut them, so I use machines!

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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#9 posted 01-21-2013 06:02 PM

Not bad….....for a sailor ;)

Love,
Ted- USMC.

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#10 posted 01-21-2013 06:03 PM

Welcome. Great project!

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#11 posted 01-21-2013 06:07 PM

Haha Ted…how’s them wood pistols comin along? Oorah DD

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#12 posted 01-21-2013 06:38 PM

I still don’t do dovetails. Good job.

Welcome to LJ’s

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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LoydMoore

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#13 posted 01-21-2013 06:44 PM

Not bad.

-- Loyd, San Angelo, TX http:www.moorewoodenboxes.com

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