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Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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I started building with my parents when I was about 6 or 7. Actually, I watched for awhile first. They bought a beautifully decrepit bungalow in a town called Winchester Springs that needed a lot of work. By the time high school was over I was working for a housing company called Guildcrest Homes in Morewood. One thing led to another and I found myself in Vancouver working on reno's for the rich with a company called Gibraltar Construction. Possibly the best restoration experience I could have had and led me down a path to woodworking and pursuit of quality and pride in work well done.
From there it was off to Toronto and Union 27, a joiners union. Not a good experience but pushed me to where I am now.
I have been working for Dwight Taaffe Designs (Taaffe is pronounced "taf") for about 8 years and we make custom cabinetry. It's good and satisfying work. All the projects are made with sheet material and/or veneers. I started off building and moved into the finishing to gain some new skills. With a shop of three guys it's very easy to move around and not get bored with the same task.
I've made the attempt at self-employment in 2007 with a company called Wood Studios with a friend of mine. It didn't work out and we decided to close it up. All this while I maintained a full-time position at Dwight's. He's a very tolerant and flexible employer and friend thankfully.
I do woodworking on the side and will eventually do my own work full-time. But in the meantime, there's plenty to learn and great projects ahead.

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 2027 days ago

Hello Scott,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be both a rewarding and an inspirational part of your woodworking journey

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

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ND2ELK

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#2 posted 2027 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks. The projects are an inspiration, the information is priceless and the people are supportive. The only problem is, the site can get addictive.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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woodworm

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#3 posted 2027 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Todd Thomas

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#4 posted 2027 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks….It will be a great resource for you and your projects. There are a bunch of great people here willing to help……have fun….Looking forward to your projects and posts….. WARNING: Visiting LumberJocks has proven to be addictive.

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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Karson

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#5 posted 2027 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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Max

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#6 posted 2027 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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trifern

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#7 posted 2027 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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HallTree

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#8 posted 2026 days ago

Welcome Scott. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and don’t forget to use pushsticks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#9 posted 2025 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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Scott Parsons

38 posts in 2027 days


#10 posted 2025 days ago

Thanks to everyone for the warm greeting, very much appreciated.

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#11 posted 2025 days ago

Welcome, glad you’ve joined us!

-- Bill, Florida

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motthunter

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#12 posted 2023 days ago

Welcome to the best woodworkers site. Enjoy your time here.

-- making sawdust....

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RBUNYAN

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#13 posted 661 days ago

Scott, do lumberjocks ever share the plans for their projects? I truly am admiring your desk. But was thinking of some legs that have more of a flow, like a tree limb. I’m completely new to wood working and clueless how you made most of the desk. i’m hoping the wood working classes i’ll be taking this winter will teach me how to make furniture with your skill and eye.

-- RobertB

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