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Location: West Blocton, Alabama
Website: http://webstore.com/~builttolastwoodworks

Hey Ya'll !!!

I am 54 years old and have lived in Alabama all my life except for a few months in North Carolina, years ago. I owned BUILT TO LAST WOODWORKS and made a living building outdoor furniture for about 17 years. At one time I had 13 full time employees building furniture and up to 29 part time that painted Christmas, Halloween and other yard art. Got sick about 5 years ago and downed sized a whole lot. In December of 2007 my best friend died of lung cancer, we were married for 15 years. Then in June of 2008 my baby girl died of a drug overdose. The last year and a half have been pretty bad.
I just built a bandsaw mill and it's as close to finishing something I've come to in a while. I'm hoping that cutting some beautiful boards myself will inspire me to design and build again. All the outdoor furniture, gazebo's, arbor's and children's playground sets we built were my design.

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replied on anyone need new #1 Morse Taper work arbor 10-11-2014 07:34 PM
commented on WOOD countertop w/ live edge walnut backsplash 10-09-2014 05:42 PM
added project Real Log doorway trim, plus siding for mobile home 10-09-2014 05:34 PM
added project WOOD countertop w/ live edge walnut backsplash 10-09-2014 05:25 AM
replied on lumber mill blades 09-03-2014 08:14 PM
commented on Cabinet 04-05-2014 08:30 PM
commented on Keep sake box #1: First Marquetry Post since AFSM 01-08-2014 01:35 AM
commented on my walnut entry (coming and going, GRIZZMAN'S DESK 01-03-2014 07:02 PM
commented on home made kindling maker- 12-10-2013 09:33 PM
commented on Hexagon Sled/Jig 10-11-2013 10:17 PM
commented on SHOP ALONG #6: just sheeting around the shop 10-06-2013 05:17 AM
added blog entry a journey in shaper cutter, please come for the ride, stay for the 411 #1: An educational journey in shaper cutters, teachers & professors needed to take the reins. 10-06-2013 05:07 AM
commented on my first urn 08-25-2013 10:17 PM
commented on walnut shoe shine box 08-25-2013 09:52 PM
commented on boxes of graditude for sister missionaries 08-25-2013 05:39 PM

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 11-17-2008 09:19 PM

Hello Built2Last,

Welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be an exciting and rewarding part of your woodworking experience.

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

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woodworm

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#2 posted 11-17-2008 09:32 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

Take care and work safely.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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isetegija

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#3 posted 11-17-2008 11:08 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks community , the best woodworking community on the internet!

-- Not my woodworking http://woodworkessence.com/

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Bigdogs117

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#4 posted 11-17-2008 11:15 PM

Welcome to the shop. I look forward to seeing your projects and I hope you enjoy the site. There is alot of good information available from both professionals and amateurs who are willing to share their craft. God Bless!

-- Rusty

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#5 posted 11-18-2008 12:39 AM

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Grumpy

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#6 posted 11-18-2008 04:55 AM

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.

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

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#7 posted 11-18-2008 07:44 AM

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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#8 posted 11-18-2008 12:20 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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Karson

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#9 posted 12-04-2008 04:32 AM

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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#10 posted 07-31-2009 10:25 AM

My Friend you are an insperation to all of us. Thank you for being here for us. I look forward to seeing what you can do.

-- Dave Wert, U.S. Army

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#11 posted 11-14-2009 04:14 AM

Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary as a Lumber Jock! I look forward to more of your posts.

-- Gary

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a1Jim

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#12 posted 11-14-2009 04:15 AM

Almost one year at LJs congrats.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#13 posted 04-04-2010 05:06 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Bureaucrat

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#14 posted 11-13-2010 03:43 AM

Another year has rolled by. We must be having too much fun, cause it seems like just yesterday when I congratulated you on 1 year. Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary at Lumber Jocks. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit and happy anniversary!

-- Gary

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#15 posted 04-19-2012 04:30 AM

Where are you I miss your post.

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