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Location: Jordan Valley, Oregon

I  used to operate 2 businesses  in my shop in Jordan Valley, Oregon; Thos. Angle Saddlery and Owyhee Design. For many years I ranched and built saddles on the side. I also built furniture as I needed it.  I always wanted to see what would happen if I combined the two. That is what I was doing  at Owyhee Design. I used carved leather in door panels and as inlays in mirrors and table skirts. I still built the occasional custom saddle as well as chinks and tack. I also built custom kitchens and about anything else that came along.  I designed all the various things I built.  The economy ended the business in 2008. In March of 2009, I moved to North Central Wyoming to work for the Padlock Ranch. I sold off all my machinery and kept only hand tools and the saddle shop.
In February, 2010, the job with the Padlock ended. We have now returned to our home in Jordan Valley. Since then I have spent my summers working for Snake River Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and entertaining.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#1 posted 2561 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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#2 posted 2561 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the site.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 2561 days ago

Welcome and I hope you enjoy your visit. Great looking saddles and purses! I don’t think I’ll be joining you for the calf fries, though. LOL.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#4 posted 2561 days ago

Welcome to lumberJocks.

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

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#5 posted 2560 days ago

‘welcome to lumberjacks if you need anything just ask anyone jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 2560 days ago

welcome !! your work is beautiful

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#7 posted 2560 days ago

Welcome to the board. Lots of good folks around here!

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#8 posted 2560 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell,

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#9 posted 2559 days ago

Welcome to the one and the only LumberJocks website. Enjoy your time spent here. Should you have any woodworking questions do not hesitate to ask…Somebody will know the right answer.

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

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#10 posted 2545 days ago

Belated welcome to where your work has always belonged…....

Thanks for the comments and I really like your work, wood n’ leather – what could be better!

-- James - Geneva, Switzerland

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#11 posted 2515 days ago

Tom (and Carleen) -
I like the new picture! Looks like we are both a coupla fellas that married up!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#12 posted 2512 days ago

Good looking work. We lived in Boise on two different occasions for a number of years. Great area loved the fishing and hunting up there.

-- Fred, Parker, Colorado

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#13 posted 2473 days ago

Tom, it’s always good to meet a neighbor! I enjoyed looking over your projects – I’ll have to come by and see some of them first hand!

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#14 posted 2471 days ago

Hello, I wanted to say I think your hand planes and projects are great. Your craftsman ship is really great. I wish I could see your work in person. I really like making hand planes and could learn alot from you. Do you ever sell your planes? I hope its okay to ask that question. Any way thank you for your time, Dave

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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#15 posted 2448 days ago

Hi Thos, thanks for the welcome. Fixed the map, no longer in the ocean. I see you are very fond of hand planes, very nice work indeed.

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

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