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« Reply #60 on: September 24, 2009 11:20:36 AM »

Just signed up on this site hoping to find other woodworkers. I am currently burning a drop-leaf table and working with Burl wood. I used to help make Bamboo Flyrods for Thomas & Thomas and got really into working with detail.

If anyone is working right from the tree, I'd be interested in chatting. I'm drying a few pieces to work on over the winter.

I've also done furniture refinishing and would love to learn how to work with veneers, especially to do repair jobs, but also would be cool to do inlays!
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« Reply #61 on: September 24, 2009 11:38:55 AM »

Welcome, CChaffin.  It's always good to see new/other woodworkers on Craftster.  We seem to be in the minority at the moment, but we are adding to our numbers all the time.

Take a look around, check out the tag cloud (view topics by tag), and after you have made ten posts you can share some of your work.

In the meantime, I do some woodturning right from the tree.  I love turning green wood.  It's like cutting butter when it's warm.  I've tried burl turning, with limited success.  That's only because I don't spend enough time at the lathe.

I've also done some refinishing, but I've never worked with veneers.  I really would like to do some inlay for chess boards or boxes, but so far I have not.

My specialty is historic wood toys, simple board games, and tavern puzzles.  I also dabble in outdoor art.

I've just recently acquired an old barn that fell down.  I have some rough hewn planks that are 18 inches across.  I'm seriously considering making some tables and benches.

Anyway, welcome to Craftster.  I look forward to seeing some of your pieces.
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« Reply #62 on: September 24, 2009 12:52:40 PM »

I love to see some of this stuff CChaffin and pinokeeo!
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« Reply #63 on: September 24, 2009 01:01:21 PM »

Some stuff is already up.  I have tagged just about all of my posts that have anything to do with wood.  Go to the tag cloud and look for woodwork or woodburn. 

There are also some other awesome woodworkers and woodburners on Craftster.  I try to tag posts when I see them.

Most of the wood items are in the miscellaneous board.  Here's a link to that board.  You can also do a search from there.
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=42.0
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« Reply #64 on: September 24, 2009 01:14:11 PM »

Thanks pinokeeo!
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« Reply #65 on: September 24, 2009 04:58:57 PM »

I'm 47 years old, and have been making things to sell since I was thirteen. I began to teach myself how to carve back then because it was considered a male domain. It was frustrating then - at this point in history it is making me FURIOUS to even feel a hint of that. People should be free and encouraged to work without gender bias in any realm they choose. The arts and crafts community should be supportive of that.

I came to this section to ask for a woodworking board. I hope to see it in the community feature soon. So glad that people are asking for it. Grin

For the young woman looking for a finer burning point - you can grind or sand the point of a 'useless' burning tip to whatever shape you like. It's basically a chunk of metal, so you won't harm it. I have different soldering irons, and I learned that trick with them. A wood burner is pretty much a lower wattage soldering.

And Pinokeeo - you're fantastic. My best wishes to you, and keep it up!!!
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« Reply #66 on: September 24, 2009 05:24:00 PM »

Umm...ok, thank you, weedsndust.  I'm not sure what I've done to be fantastic, but I'll take it.

And welcome aboard.  It's always good to meet new people.
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« Reply #67 on: September 25, 2009 10:01:17 AM »

Ok, folks.  I have set up a poll for woodworking.  Please, everybody go there and add your information.

Here's the link:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=322300.msg3717852#msg3717852

Show your support.  Thanks.
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« Reply #68 on: September 25, 2009 10:08:49 AM »

Hey, pinokeeo!  Is that something you'd like the Moderators to follow along with as it applies to Craftster itself, or is it just a general discussion/curiousity about woodworkers?  If it's the latter, it might be more suited to the Misc. D&Q forum.
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« Reply #69 on: September 25, 2009 10:26:02 AM »

Well, I sort of set it up as a general curiosity, but it might be good for the mods to follow along.

I did ask that there be no discussion, only information.  So it might be better if you all were following it.

What do you think, Sweets?
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