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Location: Diepenbeek, Belgium
Website: www.poydatjatuolit.fi

I started woodworking about 38 years ago at the age of 14 - and did my apprenticeship the old fashioned way - Blood, Sweat and Tears - then some more blood - for 5 years. Stacking, re-stacking timber and making Tea & Coffee for the first 6 months – but as they say that is another story!

No work was available, unless you went into mass production (That is not wood working) – So joined the Army, and became an Aerospace and Communications engineer.

I stopped all that Hi-stress work and travelling about 3 years ago (2005), fell in love, moved to Finland and sort of retired (unemployed).

I decided to start making some small bits and pieces of furniture for the house and found that I had not lost the touch and as they say the rest is history.

I now have commissions coming in very slowly, but they are coming in, it all takes time – and I have a lot of time, with NO stress – This is the best part of my life – No money, but ever so happy.

*UPDATE 04-08-2010: The workshop is now closed. I have moved to Belgium to restore our new house and to build a NEW workshop there. You can follow my progress on "HOME REFURBISHERS"*

http://homerefurbers.com/members/Tikka/blog/465

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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WayneC

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#1 posted 05-14-2007 10:25 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks. There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable people here. Enjoy the site.

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

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Tony

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#2 posted 05-14-2007 10:30 PM

Thanks – I look forward to meeting a lot of new friends

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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oscorner

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#3 posted 05-15-2007 03:44 AM

Welcome, Tony. Show us your stuff.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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mot

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#4 posted 05-15-2007 04:24 AM

Welcome! I’m new here too, and have been made feel very welcome. I look forward to seeing your posts.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#5 posted 05-15-2007 04:48 AM

Since I forgot it…Happy Birthday (When ever it was) and Welcome to LumberJocks.

It’s time well spent for woodworkers who cruse LumberJocks.com.

Enjoy the site, we are so glad you joined us.

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

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Karson

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#6 posted 05-15-2007 04:49 AM

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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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woodspar

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#7 posted 05-15-2007 06:19 AM

Welcome to the Jocks, check out all the projects.

-- John

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Bill

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#8 posted 05-15-2007 04:49 PM

Welcome Aboard Tony. We are looking forward to seeing your projects.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#9 posted 05-22-2007 07:03 PM

Welcome…...

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#10 posted 05-30-2007 05:03 PM

Welcome Tony,
There’s a lot of people that settled in this area of Minnesota from Finland.

-- -** 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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Mark

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#11 posted 05-30-2007 08:03 PM

Great to have you with us Tony.

-- Mark

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#12 posted 06-13-2007 11:54 PM

Hi Tony,
Check out this announcement. http://lumberjocks.com/topics/531

-- -** 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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Joel Tille

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#13 posted 06-15-2007 05:24 PM

Welcome to LJ’s Tony. Love your Marking Guage. Maybe inspire me to finally make one.

-- Joel Tille

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Dan'um Style

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#14 posted 08-04-2007 03:28 AM

welcome to lj’s … checked out your website … it is very nice. beautiful woodworking

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

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Obi

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#15 posted 01-20-2008 10:15 AM

I KNOW THAT GUY! HE LOOKS LIKE ONE OF THE FOUR HULLIGANS BREAKING INTO MY SHOP OVER THE WEEKEND… I MEAN EARLIER TODAY…. Tony, don’t forget to post the progress on the planes.

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