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    Just introducing myself

    I am a virtual buddy of Ned Bulken's and didn't know this site existed until a few minutes ago.

    I am an avid woodworker with more tools and lumber than skill. I work primarily with mesquite but love to do projects with other timbers as well.

    Here's a shot of a project of mine from last year




    And here's a shot of my kid building a Stickley style taboret.



    And here's a shot of his finished product. His "sig" on the other forum is: "Building stuff since I was seven." Gotta love it.




    At any rate, I can't imagine that I'll completely abandon my other forum, but I love the premise behind this site.

    Scot

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    Hey Scott, welcome aboard. Any friend of Ned's is...um...er...oh well, welcome to the forum anyway. Feel free to get your apprentice signed up, too.

    Great looking work, too. I suspect you're downplaying your skill level a bit.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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    Scot, let me be the first to welcome you into our family here at FWW. Pull up a chair, pour yourself a cuppa, and sit back and enjoy. As you already know, we love pictures, and you've already proven yourself by posting three of them!! Love the one of your son, and the blanket/hope chest is just lovely. One question, how was the information put on the middle panel of the chest? It looks laser engraved. Are you an engraver or do you have an engraver nearby?

    You might want to fill out your profile (go to UserCP to do so), so we'll know where you are and a little more about you.

    Again, welcome!!

    Nancy
    Last edited by Nancy Laird; 03-31-2008 at 01:44 AM. Reason: DRAT!! Vaughn beat me to it!!
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    Vaughn, I am not downplaying my skill level one bit. I have convinced my wife that I MUST have all the tools and lumber in order to build anything of worth. You're not going to ruin this for me.....are you?

    Nancy, I made a paddle for the guy at a local trophy shop a few years back. He needed one badly evidently. Since then, they charge me but a pittance for laser engraving. I NEVER pay more than $5 for anything...usually $2.

    Thanks to both of you for the kind words. They are appreciated.

    Scot

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    Welcome aboard Scot!

    Vaughn...
    -Ned

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    I love this stuff.
    I am a total amateur, but I loved the chest.

    We do share one common trait, there isnt a free inch of space on any table top or shelf in your work area, and today I was losing my mind digging under things to find other things.

    fabulous work, thankyou for posting a picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allen levine View Post
    I love this stuff.
    I am a total amateur, but I loved the chest.

    We do share one common trait, there isnt a free inch of space on any table top or shelf in your work area, and today I was losing my mind digging under things to find other things.

    fabulous work, thankyou for posting a picture.
    yep, my shop was a disaster when that picture was taken. I was in the process of adding on. It is actually very clean most of the time.

    See, I have a problem and it is hoarding wood. I may have more wood than all of you put together. I mill wood. I buy wood. I dumpster dive for interesting wood. I am always running out of storage. It's a problem.

    Check out the last load of wood I bought. The ceiling was 12 feet tall and those racks were 16 feet deep! The picture did not include 4 similar stacks located throughout the building. Total cost $725.


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    Welcome Scot and don't worry; there are a few pretty new folks here and we don't hold there associations against them either ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scot Kelley View Post
    yep, my shop was a disaster when that picture was taken. I was in the process of adding on. It is actually very clean most of the time.

    See, I have a problem and it is hoarding wood. I may have more wood than all of you put together. I mill wood. I buy wood. I dumpster dive for interesting wood. I am always running out of storage. It's a problem.

    Check out the last load of wood I bought. The ceiling was 12 feet tall and those racks were 16 feet deep! The picture did not include 4 similar stacks located throughout the building. Total cost $725.

    too funny, I was driving up the maine coast last summer, stopped off in Ongunquit to eat, got alot of offers from nice gentelmen, although not my cup of tea, anyway, my wife was furious when I stopped at a junk pile and took out my leatherman to take handles off of a discarded set of kitch cabinets, I just liked the look of them, so I toolk them all.she said I was embarrassing her while others watched, I told her they were just jealous I got there first.

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    Welcome to the Family Scott!

    You win on the wood count, your wood takes up much more space than my workshop

    Great to see your kid making stuff!
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