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Location: Austin, Texas
Website: http://woodworkdoctor.com

I was born into construction and started working with my contractor dad by age 12 and built my own home before age 20. At age 22 I started my own handyman/remodeling business. I worked in local government in housing related jobs for over 12 years. During that time I wrote and published several guidebooks on the subject. After leavng government I spent thirty more years self employed. Twenty of those years operating my own woodworking business first in Tampa, Fl and then in Austin, TX where I now live.

After being unable to get satisfactory technical service for my wife's computer 12 years ago, I decided to learn how to fix computers myself. Two years later I became network administrator for the local Hyatt hotel and have been working with computers ever since. I have both A+ and MCSE certifications. Three years ago I decided to write about my woodworking experience have have since written and published three books on that subject.

I'm still a network administrator and I have my own small publishing company to publish my own books and others. My publishing company web site is at: http://positive-imaging.com . I keep my hand in woodworking by building projects for my home. I recently finished replacing our kitchen cabinets and pictures of it appear in my projects.

I'm looking forward to participating in this forum and hearing from other participants regularly.

Bill

-- Bill, Austin, Texas, http://woodworking-business.com

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SnowyRiver

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#1 posted 05-04-2010 03:02 PM

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Max

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#2 posted 05-04-2010 06:06 PM

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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billb

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#3 posted 05-04-2010 06:33 PM

Thanks Wayne and Max,

I hope to participate regularly in Lumberjocks.

-- Bill, Austin, Texas, http://woodworking-business.com

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#4 posted 05-05-2010 01:18 AM

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself a few months ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…

Wisty

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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Bureaucrat

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#5 posted 05-05-2010 02:55 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! This is a great place to get – or give – advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are a wonderful source of new ideas. I look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

To get the most feedback on your projects, it’s best to only post 1 or 2 at a time. This way you will get feedback over several days and from a wide variety of members.

Please enjoy your membership.

-- Gary

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ND2ELK

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#6 posted 05-05-2010 03:47 AM

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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Splinterman

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#7 posted 05-05-2010 04:34 AM

“Welcome to LJ’s”…best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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Karson

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#8 posted 05-05-2010 04:46 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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a1Jim

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#9 posted 05-05-2010 05:15 AM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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billb

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#10 posted 05-05-2010 02:04 PM

Thanks for all the warm welcomes. I feel right at home here and will definitely be involved regularly.

-- Bill, Austin, Texas, http://woodworking-business.com

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Beginningwoodworker

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#11 posted 05-11-2010 10:45 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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