Hello my name is Jeff and my shop is Woodsconsin Woodworking. Im 46 and have physical disabilities. I used to be a union heavy construction bricklayer. I have a passion for woodworking and started playing with wood when I was little while watching my father making kids toys. As the years went by my father and grandfather taught me more. I also took woodworking all four years of high school. Every birthday and Christmas over the years growing up, I received tools and continued the rest of my years buying more and more. Learning which tools failed and succeeded.
Today I make many things that very in size. From pencil holders to cabinets. However, I'm getting very involved in making cremation Urns.
My shop is actually my garage and the size is 20'x 20'. I have Grizzly machery and own various hand tools of different manufactures. ig. De Walt, Milwaukee, Craftsman, Hitachi, Grizzly just to name a few. My dream is somehow get a larger shop. I really need the space for doing finishing and lumber room and a office space to sit down and do drawings and figure out project take offs. When I do finishing everything comes to a stop. Time to clean. Then do the finishing. So that means no building items for at least 3 to 4 days.
Let's see I'm married for the second time. Have three children from my first marriage and my wife has three kids from her first marriage. None together. We only have two in the home one in a four year college. One in the service who came back from Afghanistan. The other two work. And i have a grandson. I have many tattoos and love my Harley.
Well thats about me in a toss of sawdust off the blade. Thanks for stopping by any questions shoot me a message.


Hey Jeff, welcome. Have you ever tried using plastic and creat a small space to finish in. I do it, I buy a plastic zipper and have a roll of 12mil poly that I tape to the ceiling around the piece. Make a door with the tape on zipper and my air hose has a drop in the place / space where I usually spray things. I hope this helps. Oh ya the zipper I got from Home Depot is blue in colour.

CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

No I haven’t but I’ll look at Home Depot for that zipper.

Jeff Vandenberg aka "Woodsconsin"

Such a great idea for woodworkers everywhere. A cremation urn in his/her choice of wood. Make mine Black Walnut! I too just found this site over Christmas. I really enjoy the sharing and comradery I miss since retiring last June. I look forward to pictures of your work. Tomas, in Indiana
P.S. I just went back and saw several pictures you have already posted. Nice!

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Tomas thank you for your comments. Yes, i love this site. The individuals who participate here are great. Great projects, great skills, very helpful when needing advice, great blogs and forums. I have to say im happy here and hopefully you will be to. Nice to meet you. Jeff from Watertown, WI

Jeff Vandenberg aka "Woodsconsin"

Hi Jeff,
thank you that You are following me.
I enjoy the people here. All have the same interests and build beautiful things from wood.
Greetings Uwe


Welcome hope you enjoy this site.

Jeff Vandenberg aka "Woodsconsin"


It’s always nice to have another Wisconsinite here!


“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

Well thank you. Yeah im in watertown wi. Where you at?

Jeff Vandenberg aka "Woodsconsin"

Hello Jeff. Glad you made it to the site,

I'm the one with the beard

Thanks Gary

Jeff Vandenberg aka "Woodsconsin"

Welcome Jeff, looking forward to seeing your projects. I live in Norway now, but I was born in Superior Wisc. a long time ago.

Mike, an American living in Norway

Hey Mike40, thanks. I do have projects posted and im working on a workbench / outfeed table. I bet Norway is beautiful. Our family came from Holland. We actually did the family tree and it took us all the way back to the early 1700’s. I would love to go there and see the sites.

Jeff Vandenberg aka "Woodsconsin"

I jeff this is jim I have disabilities to was wounded in viet nam in legs I love wood working to so all you guys keep up the good work you do


Welcome, and there is that cherry [or apple] wood thing you were wondering about. Have some drying.