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post #1 of 16 Old 12-31-2010, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
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Hello Fellow Termites

Accidently posted this in the wrong place already...

Hey all, I'm new here. I posted a couple times on other threads in the last few days but I figured I'd introduce myself. I live in South Louisiana and am a full time municipal Firefighter / Paramedic... a job which I love! But my real passion is wood working...

I just got my shop back together since I lost my previous one with a move. I interned under a master craftsman (my neighbor) from the age of 15 to 25... that was years ago and I am still learning. I mainly do projects for myself and friends however I have done some custom pieces by word of mouth contacts. I mainly do classical french influenced armoires and tables. I'll try to get some pictures of my work up soon.

I'll contribute what I can, but I'm mainly here to learn. So now you all know the gist of who I am ~ see ya around the threads ~

If anyone else lives in south Louisiana, let me know... I'm looking for descent suppliers ~ thx
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Welcome

South La. covers a lot of territory. If you are looking for a supplier, you should be a little more specific as to where in South, La.

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South La. covers a lot of territory. If you are looking for a supplier, you should be a little more specific as to where in South, La.
I live IN gonzales, LA
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Oh, and in reference to the sticky note, most call me Bec ~
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Cabinetman, here's a recent project and even at that it's a couple years old. I joined this group because I'm just now finding time to get back to it and have been lucky enough to find a shop to lease...

The legs are all lams... Three alternating grain directions to ensure strength. It's reclaimed 4/4 6x6's resawn for the top and 4/4 2x4's for the legs... The building they came from (they were sils) was 150+ yrs old but they were notched from being recycled from a previous building... No telling how old they really were!

What y'all think?
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That's a nice piece of furniture. I like the way you made it.










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Thanks, appreciate that! Now that I'm back in biz with the new shop I'll be spending as much time as possible in there...

I'm about to start building a baby crib for afriend that will convert to a day bed as the kid gets older... I'll post pics as I go. This is a sketch...

It will be reclaimed cypress like the table above... I love working with cypress...
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Hello from a fellow Leatherhead!!

Very nice table. And yes we all like pictures!

See you in the smoke!

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Very nice table. And yes we all like pictures!

See you in the smoke!

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Hey, Bobby

Where do/did ya work? I'm with a small municipal Dept - Gonzales.

We run full ALS so we self-fund making it a descent place to work. We get to alternate between ambulance and truck too, which is nice ~

take care ~ bec
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welcome bec

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Where do/did ya work? I'm with a small municipal Dept - Gonzales.

We run full ALS so we self-fund making it a descent place to work. We get to alternate between ambulance and truck too, which is nice ~

take care ~ bec
Work for a small city department north of Wichita. We have two stations and 45 full time firefighters. We too are an ALS service, but as an EMT-B I only drive the "box," I don't give patient care as per our protocalls.
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Welcome from Texas !!!

Welcome to the forum.

Nice work there in that table. !!!

Tools are like guns, You can never have enough.
Where did I put that tape measure???
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Work for a small city department north of Wichita. We have two stations and 45 full time firefighters. We too are an ALS service, but as an EMT-B I only drive the "box," I don't give patient care as per our protocalls.
Cool man, nothing wrong with that. Sounds like your dept is about the same size as ours... We're hiring two! lol
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Nice work there in that table. !!!
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