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Location: Kona Hawaii

Unabashed tool and wood freak,,, design and build furniture from local woods here in Hawaii. Been getting REALLY interested in metals too. Full time pro, and my two sons have come into it with me. Guitar, Travel, and the great outdoors all work into the routine here. Life's pretty full!

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added project Raindrop Koa wood 4 poster and guest bed. 10-15-2019 03:18 AM
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added project black heart mango dresser 12-15-2013 07:15 AM
replied on Using other's designs for projects to sell 07-07-2012 08:19 AM
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commented on once in a lifetime, mango dining table 12-27-2011 09:04 PM
commented on Moxon double-screw vise (for around ten bucks) 10-29-2011 07:08 AM
commented on Board Jack for “The Woodworker’s Mistress” 10-14-2011 08:21 AM
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commented on The Strempel table (Out of the wood1) 04-21-2011 06:56 AM
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#1 posted 04-02-2010 08:52 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 04-02-2010 10:21 AM

“WELCOME to LJ’s” ….the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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#3 posted 04-02-2010 02:54 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 04-02-2010 04:13 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks – The best woodworking community anywhere!

I look forward to seeing your posts and projects.

Share the Love ~ Share the Knowledge

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#5 posted 04-02-2010 05:27 PM

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


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#6 posted 04-02-2010 05:59 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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#7 posted 04-03-2010 07:41 AM

Thanks for the warm welcome all! Just wrapping up a number of projects right now, all going out on Monday, so i’ll have some time to post pics soon,,,, soon as i figure all that out.

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#8 posted 04-03-2010 08:12 AM

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself a few months ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…


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

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#9 posted 04-09-2010 11:17 PM

Welcome. Hope you enjoy it here. Everyone is friendly and helpful. Plus you got some great skills and I know can help some of us less experienced woodworkers. Also, I came across some pieces of Koa and am still deciding what to use then for. Any tips or advice on finishing Koa or working it? Mahalo!

-- Matt -

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#10 posted 04-10-2010 06:51 AM

Hey Matt

Lot’s of tips on working Koa,, trouble is , the advice can change depending on the actual wood you have. it varies in color, density, and figure a LOT. Generally though, go slowly, with sharp tools. Sand perfectly as the shimmer in the grain will show every scratch and defect. Oils tend to keep darkening and will obscure the grain after a while. We shoot pre-cat lacquers and conversion varnish here. Koa does not like direct sunshine as it bleaches the grain so it’s not a good chioce where exposure is a consideration. Take nothing for granted , the beauty of the grain comes from it’s wild arrangement and it can blow out at every turn. Once the piece is done though, It’s stable and holds up well. Good luck and I guess we’ll see what you come up with at some point ALoah Tai

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