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Location: Harleysville, PA
Website: www.atwilliamsart.com

About the Artist

Working with wood has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. As a child I used to watch my father tinker around in his little shop in the basement in our home in north Philadelphia, that interest followed me all through life. The love of woodworking magnified all through High School where I learned to carve wood and began to realize there was more to woodworking than just 4 leg Oak or Maple tables.

I chose the realm of “Functional Art”, which loosely translated is “Furniture as art”, because it gives you art that you can not only look at, but also make functional use of. It was also a natural choice for me because I needed a method of combining my two favorite loves, One of a kind furniture, and exotic wood inlay. I’m often asked why I’m so obsessed with the exotics and my answer is always the same; Imagine cutting into a tree and seeing the bright red of a South American Red heart tree or the jet black of an India Ebony tree or the stunning snake skin appearance of the Australian Lacewood tree just to name a few. In America, most peoples idea of exotic wood is Walnut or Cherry ..

During my travels around the world in the military I discovered not only that there was more than just oak and maple, but there were thousands of woods from all over the word in hundreds of brilliant colors and I was hooked beyond return. My goal then became to put my hands on as many of those exotic’s as I could. I wanted to Carve them, Build with them,, and moreover,
I wanted to paint with them. I’ve never been able to paint with traditional paints, but I new I could create pictures using the natural colors found in the exotic woods from all over the world, and what a better canvas than the one of a kind furniture I wanted to build.

And so the board was set, I could combine my love of nature and the outdoors with my obsession with art, exotic wood, music and creativity to Create the pieces contained within these pages ………….. Its been a 25 year journey.

Please Enjoy my Obsession ………. (-:

-- A. T. Williams Creation's

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GaryK

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#1 posted 2331 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks! Enjoy yourself.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 2331 days ago

Let me welcome you to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be an interesting and exciting aspect of your woodworking adventure.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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gene

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#3 posted 2331 days ago

Welcome to the wonderful world of LJ’s (Enjoy) Come on in, The water’s fine, fine, fine. Happy, that you have chosen to join the family.
You can ask, show, teach, learn, and Share woodworking experiences.
There’s something here for anyone that likes working with wood.
Plus new friends
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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Grumpy

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#4 posted 2331 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks. This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.
Great job on the tables, beautiful inlays.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Max

55956 posts in 2869 days


#5 posted 2331 days ago

Glad to see that you have made Lumberjocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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Sawdustmaker

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#6 posted 2331 days ago

Welcome to Lumber Jocks, you’ll meet some really great people here and gets lots of ideas to keep you busy.

-- Brian, Virginia Beach

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cajunpen

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#7 posted 2331 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Karson

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#8 posted 2331 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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DocK16

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#9 posted 2331 days ago

Welcome to LJs some very nice work you have posted. I include the following link only to inform you of a recnbt discussion. http://lumberjocks.com/topics/2406

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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Thos. Angle

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#10 posted 2331 days ago

Welcome to Lumber Jocks. It seems this is where you belong. Very nice work posted.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 2330 days ago

A BIG WELCOME!!

I see you’ve made use of the project gallery.

You have some beautiful stuff there.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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rikkor

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#12 posted 2330 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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PanamaJack

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#13 posted 2326 days ago

We would like to welcome you to the one and the only LumberJocks. If you should need any woodworking question answered, don’t hesitate to ask. Somebody’s gonna have a good answer for you.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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gjd

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#14 posted 1607 days ago

Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary at Lumber Jocks. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit and happy anniversary!

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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