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Location: Johnson Creek, WI
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My Dad was a carpenter and I did work a few days here and there with him, but didn't really have an interest in home building. But, I did have an interest in building other things with wood. Most of my work was somewhat crude being of 2x4's and the like; and I made our first coffee table from that. Later I made some furniture pieces but they always had some shortcomings. I think I lacked the time and patience to "get it right."

Now that I'm retired, I find I am able to produce much better work. Since I became more serious in my woodworking I have learned three important lessons:

1) The key to fine woodworking is accuracy! It's not a secret, but it also dosn't happen on it's own. It takes concerted effort.

2) Like billiards, you need to think two steps ahead of yourself. How will the next moves be affected by what you are doing now?

3) Take breaks from your project. I have saved myself from numerous errors just by stepping away and taking a break. During that time I have often had an "A-ha" moment that saved me from making an error, or giving me of an alternative solution to a problem.

I don't always follow these lessons, and each time I don't it comes back to bite me!

-- Jerry, Johnson Creek, WI "If it was meant to be different it would be."

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commented on 24 Hour Workbench 10-20-2014 10:09 PM
commented on JerryinCreek's Workshop 10-16-2014 01:52 PM
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added workshop JerryinCreek's Workshop 10-13-2014 07:00 PM
started topic Wood Magazine Traditional Workbench 10-13-2014 04:41 PM
commented on Walnut table 09-28-2014 01:55 PM
commented on Celtic (Knot A Cutting Board) 09-12-2014 02:08 PM
commented on Drawers Under The Table Saw Extension 08-23-2014 12:43 AM
added blog entry Delta 50-760 Dust Collector Conversion (in detail) 08-18-2014 08:48 PM
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started topic Legalities of using You Tube videos 08-17-2014 07:46 PM
commented on Grizzly G0452Z 6” Jointer with Spiral Cutterhead 08-17-2014 07:29 PM
added project Outdoor Footrests 08-12-2014 05:51 PM
commented on Dedicated Cutting Board Glue Up Table 08-06-2014 02:48 PM
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scrollsaw

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#1 posted 05-11-2013 05:05 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- Todd

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JerryinCreek

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#2 posted 05-11-2013 05:31 PM

Thank you very much Todd. Looking forward to using this as a learning site.

-- Jerry, Johnson Creek, WI "If it was meant to be different it would be."

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 05-11-2013 05:32 PM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy !
Because I often get asked questions by new members I’ve included the answers to the most( FAQ) along with my welcoming message to LJs.
You should know that posting questions or projects here (your profile page) will not get you very many responses’ just because it’s your profile page not part of a main forum. To post in a main forum read below.
Want to know how to post something?
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Sending Private messages(PMs) to other members
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Just for the record even though I have a large number of post I’m not involved with LJs management ,I’m just another member.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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JerryinCreek

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#4 posted 05-11-2013 05:34 PM

You read my mind Jim, Thanks!

-- Jerry, Johnson Creek, WI "If it was meant to be different it would be."

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cajunpen

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#5 posted 05-12-2013 12:11 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks – enjoy the Community.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#6 posted 05-12-2013 01:24 AM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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SnowyRiver

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#7 posted 05-13-2013 02:39 PM

Welcome aboard. It’s great that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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