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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-19-2019, 04:00 AM Thread Starter
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Hello to all,

My name is Diogo and I made an account a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.

I consider myself a bit of a Volcano because I have lived in many places, but don't feel at home in none. I was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil and I have lived due to work or study in Bismarck, MO (St. Francois County), Buenos Aires, Madrid, Kobe, and I have been here in southern Italy for the past 8 years.

Other than preferring Star Trek to Star Wars (there, I said it!), I have always had a connection with 3 smells: sawdust, ocean breeze, and grass.

What introduced me to sawdust smell was my grandfather, who made wooden boxes during his retirement, and my father, who was a cabinetmaker.

As for the ocean breeze, I like to bike near the sea. The feeling of freedom that gives me cannot be compared to anything else in life!

And as for the grass, well, let's credit that to home ownership and a big lawn that needs constant work. It looks good once everything is done, it smells great after all the sweat, but it sure sucks up a lot of my time!!

I guess I'll be seeing all y'all around. Have a great Friday.
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welcome Diogo...
let me suggest that you pave over the lawn w/ green concrete...
that will free up a lot more time for the shop and woodworking...
blend up some fragrence oils and toss them in the crock pot and you'll think you just mowed the lawn on the sea shore.....

now that's is taken care of...
what else is there???...

so what do you craft???...
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@Stick486 great suggestions! I almost spilled my water

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now that's is taken care of...
what else is there???...

so what do you craft???...
Currently I am planning a set of furniture made of plywood and cut on a CNC. Simple stuff for my next home - God willing, I'll be able to move soon.

What I'm looking for is to 1-) escape Ikea & alike and 2-) design some furniture inspired by mid-century modern design.

I'm inspired by so many people building their own furniture and sharing what they make, I bought a couple of books to get the proportions and angles right, and I am currently scribbling first drafts on good old paper.

Thanks for the message!
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which books???
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great suggestions! I almost spilled my water
spilled or almost couldn't hold it....
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@Stick486 great suggestions! I almost spilled my water



Currently I am planning a set of furniture made of plywood and cut on a CNC. Simple stuff for my next home - God willing, I'll be able to move soon.

What I'm looking for is to 1-) escape Ikea & alike and 2-) design some furniture inspired by mid-century modern design.

I'm inspired by so many people building their own furniture and sharing what they make, I bought a couple of books to get the proportions and angles right, and I am currently scribbling first drafts on good old paper.

Thanks for the message!
Welcome to the forum. If your comprehension of the English language is anything to go by you are going to be a skilled woodworker in a very short time and in addition to asking questions will be answering those from other members.
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Welcome to the forum Diogo !!
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Welcome Diogo. As you've been in the shadows you already know a good deal about us and our liking pictures. I can't imagine any question you might have not being able to be answered many one of the fine folks. This group has some extremely talented craftspeople to draw from.
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Welcome Diogo. I`m glad you decided to come out of the shadows. There are lots of ideas to be had from the internet for designs. H. H. Windsor`s designs are available for free download: https://manybooks.net/titles/windsorhh2399123991.html His designs were featured in the Popular Mechanics magazine about 100 years ago and were meant to be build with few tools and modest skills. I find some of the designs a good starting point. And then there was Greene and Greene which was more interesting but also trickier to reproduce: https://www.pinterest.ca/hikerrob/gr...ene-furniture/
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