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Mike Lehikoinen
Works at Sandra Dee Furniture Refinshing
Attended CDI College
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Fantastic job! Love the idea. 
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Thank you Mike,
This was a fun project.

Regards,
Bob
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Wow. Fantastic. You outdid yourself there. Thanks for sharing. 
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Definitely going to have to plagiarize this technique! 
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Great Idea when looking for that special piece to set off a project with something new and different.
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I have a copy of the book, but have yet to get all the way through it. Nice review by Todd.
 
My latest post at the American Craftsman Workshop: Book Review "By Hand & Eye"
Also see stop-motion video "Design By Hand & Eye"

American Craftsman Workshop - Journal: Todd A. Clippinger - American Craftsman is a professional woodworker and contractor. Follow along as he uses real projects for clients to share woodworking knowledge, tips , and techniques that you can apply in your own shop.
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Have you done a tour video of your shop? Would love to see it in its entirety. 
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I know what you mean. I'm in the same boat. :) Clients have to come first of course!
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A gorgeous bass voice. Love the depths Billy was able to get to.
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Love it! As a self employed person, I would use this program when the feature to consider grain direction is implemented. And yes, I would pay a modest fee for it! 
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+Mike Lehikoinen True! Grain direction is a must!
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So awesome! I wish we had a program like his up here in Canada
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How much glue did you have to clean up from that door after removing the thermofoil? How long did it take?
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Thanks Hiro
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I bought a T7 a couple of months ago and it's been the Superior way for me. Easy setup, repeatability and great results. As a pro, I don't have the time to dedicate learning free hand or other methods. Very short learning curve also. Worth every penny! 
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Yes, it's a sad fact that to keep businesses competitive a lot of apprentices are missing out on the basic skills.  It always amazes me the number of third and fourth years I come across that are lacking some of the basics of my trade.  I am an electrician.
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Thus guy is incredible and there's great merit to what is being said.
 
I don't care if its been shared 2000 already (says on the button) this needs to be seen.   I am gobsmacked.  FANTASTIC!!!!!!!
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Fantastic revival! That's what I love about refinishing and restorations. No two projects are ever the same. 
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Thanks! yes, it's always something new and interesting
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Furniture maker/refinisher
Skills
Woodworking, furniture repair and refinishing, entrepreneur, financial management, supply management, blueprint reading/creation, problem solving
Employment
  • Sandra Dee Furniture Refinshing
    Owner/Refinisher, 2013 - present
    Repairing and Refinishing solid wood furniture
  • Antero's Urban Wood Designs
    Cabinetmaker, 2011 - 2013
    Furniture/Cabinetmaker. Designing and building custom furniture and builtins
  • IBM Canada
    Manager - Business Operations, 2001 - 2011
  • Manpower Inc.
    Technical Specialist @ IBM, 1999 - 2001
  • Digital Deeds
    Owner, 1997 - 1999
    Computer repairs
  • Canadian Armed Forces Reserve
    Radio/Teletype Operator, 1990 - 1996
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Male
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Husband, Father, Christian and Furniture Restoration Specialist. Also a bit of a geek :)
Introduction
Michael Lehikoinen is the owner of Sandra Dee Furniture Refinishing specializing in solid wood furniture repair and refinishing. Having left the IT industry in 2011, I started my own custom cabinet/furniture business and moved over to furniture refinishing in 2013 when opportunity knocked and I purchased Sandra Dee Furniture Refinishing. Father of one girl and married in 2006.
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Happily married with one daughter
Education
  • CDI College
    Network Specialist, 1998 - 1998
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+1 9054265992
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#3 - 1019 Toy Ave Pickering ON
The Bison Burger was the best danged burger I've ever had .... EVER. I was like Bruce Banner trying out the Schwarma at the end of the Avengers movie.
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reviewed in the last week
Great atmosphere, love the use of wood in the decor. One of the best beef dips I've had. The booths are a little cozy for my taste, but the small round booth was perfect. Definitely recommended!
Public - 3 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks ago
I recently dropped my phone and cracked the screen. They fixed my phone for $85.00 in about 30 minutes. No hassles and good customer service.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Great service and knowledgeable staff. While you can get cheaper trailers elsewhere, the trailers they sell are built to stand up to commercial abuse. I bought a great trailer and I will get my next one from them as well!
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Good customer service and reliable for my first time using their service. The guys across the street refused to rent me a truck as I was not a corporate client.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
ATM machine is frequently out of service. It was enough to make me change banks!
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Great choice and great selection. They let you go through the racks without looking over your shoulder to pick out exactly what you want even if it takes 2 hours to do it. Staff are friendly and helpful. I fear that one day they'll be taken over by urban sprawl and we'll lose another historical site (they've been around for 150+ years) and great business.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago