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Location: S.E. Texas Puckerbush Country
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I am a 76 y/o retired nursery owner. Woodworker since I built a 16' Cypress rowboat at age 15. Grew up on the Chesapeake Bay near the Naval Academy. I have made furniture for me, my daughter and my granddaughter but no longer able to muscle big projects around. Now I make jewelry boxes, cutting boards, lazy susans, toys and other small projects. I spend 4-6 hours a day in my shop which is a 25' square building I attached to the back of my garage. I also grow, train and sell Bonsai trees, mostly native species that I can find and dig up locally. We foster Border Collies that have been rescued from shelters. They stay with us until we find a suitable "forever home". We also have a dog of our own, a nearly white Border Collie/Aussie mix named Merlin. Smartest dog I have ever owned.

-- If trees could scream, would we still cut them down. We might, if they did it all the time for no good reason

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#1 posted 231 days ago

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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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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530 posts in 231 days


#2 posted 219 days ago

Has everyone realized that the tool you grab and fling across the garage while yelling “Son of a Bitch” at the top of your lungs is almost always the tool you need next.

-- If trees could scream, would we still cut them down. We might, if they did it all the time for no good reason

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#3 posted 199 days ago

What is the law that says …......when you drop a piece of anything in the shop, from screws to tools, the item finds the closest big pile of sawdust and shavings to settle in? And if it is the last one of something you need, it will never be seen again. Incentive enough to sweep up the shop a couple of times a year whether it needs it or not!

Or is it just a curse put on me for my past indiscretions?

-- If trees could scream, would we still cut them down. We might, if they did it all the time for no good reason

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#4 posted 178 days ago

Measure once and cut twice and damn, it’s still too short.

-- If trees could scream, would we still cut them down. We might, if they did it all the time for no good reason

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#5 posted 169 days ago

I’m not sure where to list info about this item so I’ll put it here and maybe a couple other places.

I recently bought out part of a workshop belonging to an older man who passed. His family was getting rid of everything most of which were tools and machines I didn’t need. What I bought was a big box of wood, moldings, books, plans and a lot of misc. stuff.

Checking this when I got home I found vast quantities of PSA sanding discs for both 5” and 6” sanders. Well, now all my sanders are hook and loop so the PSA are something I can’t use but I’ll bet there is someone out there who can.

Rough estimate of quantities seems to be about 250 discs of 80 grit, 300 discs of 220 grit, 200 discs of 400 grit and about 10 discs of 1200 grit. They are a little dusty but the adhesive on most is a peel off and the rest are rolls that cover the sticky side. Many are Mirka Gold made in Finland, most of the rest are made in Canada by Klingspor so this is not crap but good quality sandpaper. I can probably get everything in a USPS Flat Rate box for $6.00 and over 700 discs should be worth a couple of $100s, at least. I am willing to take less so I’m gonna leave this on here for about 2 weeks and whoever makes me the best offer will get the goods. Shoot me your best shot. If they don’t sell here, they’ll be on Ebay in 2 weeks. Let me hear from y’all.

-- If trees could scream, would we still cut them down. We might, if they did it all the time for no good reason

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#6 posted 131 days ago

While waiting for glue ups to dry and polyurethane to set, these are a couple of things I past the time doing. They will become give-aways to friends. These are all chunks of Beetle Kill Pine , too thick to do much else with and that just about finishes up my supply. Guess I gotta find some more.

Two are band saw boxes which I can do about as fast as the glue sets up. The other with the lid is just a “memory box” for whatever junk finds it way in there. Not some of my finer work, just passing the day with something to do. Drawer faces on the bee-hive cluster of boxes is walnut.

-- If trees could scream, would we still cut them down. We might, if they did it all the time for no good reason

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#7 posted 131 days ago

More work that was just something to do. These are log cross-sections of Hill Country Cedar (actually a Juniper). I have follows the contours of the outside and hollowed out the inside to about 2”. They make good and interesting candy or nut dishes. This was really an experiment to see what I could make out of some logs 12”-18” in rough diameter. M & M’s look good in these. Granddaughter likes them so that where they will probably wind up.

-- If trees could scream, would we still cut them down. We might, if they did it all the time for no good reason

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#8 posted 131 days ago

Another band saw box with drawer front of Eastern Red Cedar with small antler pull knobs. I like the way it fits together when the drawers inserted back in. Easy project.

-- If trees could scream, would we still cut them down. We might, if they did it all the time for no good reason

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