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bpholcombe
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21/05/2018 11:51 am  

Wether you prefer a voyeuristic approach to the board or enjoy participating, please introduce yourself.

We would like to to know something about where your woodworking experience is currently and what goals you've set for yourself.

Thank you

Brian


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Scotty.com
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22/05/2018 4:01 am  

G'day everyone,

 

I'm Scott and I'm a carpenter / builder in Australia.  I currently teach carpentry as well.

My experience is with extensions and renovations (or remodelling) and haven't done much in the way of joinery....

Goals? - Well I'd like to be able to broaden my horizons a little, love to work on some really intricate pieces that have a little more to them than most people may be able to see.

I've been really interested in some of the techniques used in Japanese carpentry so it'd be great to learn more about selection, preparation and connection methods.

Cheers


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bpholcombe
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26/05/2018 2:28 pm  
Posted by: Scotty.com

G'day everyone,

 

I'm Scott and I'm a carpenter / builder in Australia.  I currently teach carpentry as well.

My experience is with extensions and renovations (or remodelling) and haven't done much in the way of joinery....

Goals? - Well I'd like to be able to broaden my horizons a little, love to work on some really intricate pieces that have a little more to them than most people may be able to see.

I've been really interested in some of the techniques used in Japanese carpentry so it'd be great to learn more about selection, preparation and connection methods.

Cheers

Hi Scott,

Welcome to the board, we're glad to have you join us.  This is going to be a great place to hangout and learn technique and many things as the participation ramps up.

I'm seeing more and more new faces both those brand new and names I recognize so many we'll see a few more threads begin to sprout very soon.

 

Cheers

Brian


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Vincent Tai
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09/06/2018 12:37 am  

Hi all,

I'm Vincent and an aspiring career woodworker/maker. I have a particular interest in toolmaking. I have been doing hand tool woodworking since grade 9 and now almost two years after graduating high school I am now trying to decide what goals to make and achieve in order to become a full time maker ( going to post secondary or not etc). I have been reading about Japanese woodworking for a while with my interest being sparked by Japanese twisted dovetails a few years ago. I have set a goal that is more a dream of making forge laminated tools by end of summer with a fuigo set up. Making charcoal without the fire department coming down on me is another goal for the summer. So far I've drawn up with a glorified enormous bong. I haven't the knowledge or skills  to say I can do this or that with confidence but places like Brian's website allow  me to learn quality techniques and design; I hope this forum becomes a real hub for information. 

Cheers,

Vince


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bpholcombe
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19/06/2018 8:09 am  

Hi Vince,

Thanks for commenting, I can appreciate your story very much so.  I’ve seen your work and it’s very nice!  Please post up for everyone else to see when you can.

Welcome to the forum,

Brian


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Dominic Campbell
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20/06/2018 7:43 am  

Hey all,

My name is Dom, and I am here due to my passion for the japanese side of woodworking.

I have always messed around with wood, but never too seriously, due to lack of space, etc. It never felt viable using western tools without a fairly sophisticated workbench to hold the work.

I then picked up some japanese saws after seeing some pictures of a Makoto Imai demo, in which he just had a plank on some trestles, and produced beautiful work.

That was it... japanese tools lend themselves much better to my situation that western tools, and from there it’s been a slippery slope.

My main interests lay around tategu work, shoji screens, and kumiko zaiku, but I am open too everything and don’t want to pigeon hole myself.

Anyway, enough rambling. Looking forward to contributing to this forum.

Dom


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bpholcombe
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20/06/2018 9:13 am  

Hi Dom,

Thanks for sharing your story!  It is very much appreciated and thank you for posting!

It is a very slippery slope  😀 


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nianaguerrero
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10/07/2018 11:05 pm  

I'm niana guerrero. I'm a new member of the forum brianholcombewoodworker, very pleased to be acquainted and make friends to share everything in life with people. Especially learned from the forum.


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bpholcombe
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28/07/2018 2:17 pm  
Posted by: nianaguerrero

I'm niana guerrero. I'm a new member of the forum brianholcombewoodworker, very pleased to be acquainted and make friends to share everything in life with people. Especially learned from the forum.

Welcome to the board!


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Shane Person
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13/12/2018 11:56 pm  

Hi all, my name is Shane do I live in the interior of BC, Canada. I have been retired for 15 years now and have dabbled in woodworking off and on. Time now to get serious about it. I like handwork, although I have a shop full power tools, and am interested in the Japanese style.

I hope to learn from you all.


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