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Hi I am 57 years old and got into woodworking ( which I have always loved) properly about twelve years ago, when I built a 30foot by 30 foot workshop in my rear garden.I was disagnosed with a form of parkinsons disease when I was in my early forties it's not full parkinsons and the doctors think it will remain as it is and not deteriorate very much more.I lose controll of my arms and legs for periods without my ability to control it and my arms flail around as do my legs however the medication has all but cut it down to a very acceptable level so that life whilst being difficult is bearable.sometimes It is hardly noticible then when a limb movement disorder throws nme a spinny I need to be housebound for a while.Anyway the only things you will notice is my poor typing sometimes it's ok sometimes it's pretty bad,so excuse me on that point.I have always be interested in art and started out whern I retired doing watercolours which weren't too bad actually some were quite nice even if I do say so myself.I realised I would never be though really good at it and built my long time dreamt off workshop and then a few years later added a wing to the bulding and an office etc and some more machine space.then to add safety to my life among the machines I learned about machining taking a course for about five years to add to my workshop repetiore. I also do woodturning both spindle, and bowls boxes etc.I consider my talents to be more of a designer artist than a cabinet maker which I strive to be.All the things I make I usually design myself hence the name art workshop and build mostly furniture etc for family and friends. I never sell anything at all.I have a lot to learn and hope the good Lord spares me enough to make some more really nice things.
I have 3 sons one the eldest Alistair is a law graduate with honours the second Russell newly married is a doctor specialising as a Psychiatrist and his new bride Lucie is also a doctor in the same field.Then there's Ewen my youngest who is currently in Japan to teach English he is a journalist graduate b.a hons so apart from me (smiley here) thay are all clever my wife Bronwen writes books and has just had her fourth published here is an example of whet she does.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_ss_w_h_/202-5424403-4273438?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Bronwen+Hosie&x=10&y=24
I am very proud of her .Love to you all from me and my family in Scotland I do hope I can be accepted and make friends with you all in the coming months and years kindest regards your new friend in Scotland Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#1 posted 08-01-2008 11:43 PM

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

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#2 posted 08-02-2008 12:30 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#3 posted 08-02-2008 02:25 AM

Welcome to LJs!! Glad you have joined us!!

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#4 posted 08-02-2008 03:49 AM

Welcome to LJ’s.

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#5 posted 08-02-2008 04:36 AM

Hello SCOTSMAN,

Welcome to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be an rewarding and informational aspect of your woodworking adventure.

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#6 posted 08-02-2008 08:08 AM

Hi My name is Alistair Hosie I live in Scotland basically I have always wanted to work with wood.after becoming retired from dentistry(orthodontic technician, and other business interests I had mainly renting property and a hotel which my wife and I owned) as I had a form of parkinsons disease. I built a purpose made shop which I did about 13 years ago. I make mostly furniture and am a serious woodturner mostly of my own design or copy design from books magazines etc.I also have a fully fitted machine shop for working with metal I will post a few pics of my shop and some of my work.I make everything for family and friends and myself nothing gets sold .So please will you excuse my typing from time to time it gets very poor anyway intro over I will be in touch.kindest regards Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#7 posted 08-02-2008 11:58 AM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#8 posted 08-02-2008 12:29 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! It’s a great place with great people, and, oh yeah, there’s the woodworking! Have fun and keep safe! :)

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit http://www.woodworkersguide.com and sign up for my project updates!

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#9 posted 08-02-2008 08:00 PM

I am posting some pics of my workshop and some of the things I have made hope you guys like them regards Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#10 posted 08-02-2008 08:07 PM

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#11 posted 08-02-2008 08:39 PM

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#12 posted 08-02-2008 08:46 PM

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#13 posted 08-02-2008 09:08 PM

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#14 posted 08-02-2008 11:11 PM

A man of many talents Alistair & a well equiped workshop to boot. 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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#15 posted 08-03-2008 10:33 AM

very beautiful workshop

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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