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Location: Sonoma County, CA

I am an engineer by trade but woodworking is my hobby. My small shop is located in Sonoma County, CA.

I like to make furniture and unique items constructed from recycled wine barrels and wood wine boxes, mostly for my own use and for friends. I sell a few pieces once in a while, but just don't have the time to spend in the shop to make a lot. I love to work with recycled wine barrels because they have a unique character, they have beautiful oak wood, they are inexpensive, and it is ecologically friendly.

The barrels once held wine so the bottom of the staves are stained a deep ruby red. There may be wine splash stains on the stave from when wine was 'racked' between the barrels or when it was 'thieved' from the barrel for tasting. There may be stains, nicks, or gouges in the stave caused from the barrel hoops or from the manufacturing process.

Feel free to send me any questions or comments.

-- Todd @ winecountrywhimsy Sonoma County, CA

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#1 posted 03-27-2009 01:11 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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#2 posted 03-27-2009 01:25 AM

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help you with your woodworking endeavors. Feel free to ask for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………..LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#3 posted 03-27-2009 02:04 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks….It will be a great resource for you and your projects. There are a bunch of great people here willing to help……have fun….Looking forward to your projects and posts….. WARNING: Visiting LumberJocks has proven to be addictive.

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#4 posted 03-27-2009 02:06 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! This is a great place to get – or give – advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are a wonderful source of new ideas. I love this site, I hope you will enjoy it too.

Look forward to seeing more of your projects and posts.

-- Gary D.

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#5 posted 03-27-2009 03:01 AM

Hello Todd,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be both a rewarding and an inspirational part of your woodworking adventure.

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

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#6 posted 03-27-2009 03:17 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 03-27-2009 04:15 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks. I hope to see more of your projects. You’ll love being a member.

-- Rick

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#8 posted 03-27-2009 05:25 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks/ Glad to have you aboard. †

-- 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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#9 posted 03-27-2009 06:06 AM

Welcome Todd. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see more of 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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#10 posted 03-28-2009 11:49 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks . 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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#11 posted 04-02-2009 05:38 AM

WELCOME TO A GREAT COMMUNITY FROM YOUR NEIGHBOR!!! I just made a PEN out of wine barrel wood for the PEN TRADE…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#12 posted 04-02-2009 05:47 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks…........... Beware…............... this may become your new home as it is the absolutely best site on the internet and very, very addicting!!!!

I Used to live in Santa Rosa…... beautiful area over there!

Beautiful cribbage board ….. keep up the good posts!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#13 posted 03-20-2010 02:15 AM

Imagine that! A year has gone by since you became a Lumber Jock. Congratulations on your anniversary! I look forward to more of your posts.

-- Gary D.

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#14 posted 03-28-2010 05:55 AM

Hi there,
Congratulations on your first anniversary of being part of the LumberJock community… something to be very proud of…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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