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I didn't get into woodworking seriously until about 12 years ago, I use to watch The New Yankee Workshop from time to time and found myself amazed at what one could do with some lumber. As with most of us our main jobs and the day to day life kept our noses if you will to the grind stone and I was no different looking forward to the weekend and a little rest.
After moving to Missouri and our son started school the wife landed her a job and things started improving in our lives, always a tinker and having taken shop classes in school I decided to piddle a little with wood a lot of which kept us warm if you get my drift.
My father- in-law was carpenter and had built many a house along with other things. After his passing he had left many a board feet of walnut, cedar, hickory and some ash. The wife had always mentioned a buffet that her grandfather had had and she always stated that she would like one just like it so I guess you might say that was my start into woodworking. Of course as the years went by and her requests grew in number I found I had reached the extent of the tools I had and thus my tools collection grew. Each time she ask for something I say "well I'm going to need to get this" (a tool).
I guess you might say the rest is history.

-- Tom L. Williams ~ The difference between a man and a boy is the price of his toys.

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ND2ELK

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#1 posted 05-21-2010 03:24 PM

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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HallTree

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#2 posted 05-21-2010 04:08 PM

Welcome. 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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poppatom

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#3 posted 05-21-2010 04:54 PM

Thanks guys! I’m looking forward to visiting with you. I’ve been looking for a place to display the things I’ve built over the years, I use to just carry a bunch of pictures for anyone that wanted to see some of the things I’ve done, now I’ll just send them here.

-- Tom L. Williams ~ The difference between a man and a boy is the price of his toys.

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#4 posted 05-21-2010 05:10 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Max

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#5 posted 05-21-2010 05:57 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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albachippie

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#6 posted 05-21-2010 08:02 PM

Great to have you here at lumberjocks, welcome, and enjoy!

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 05-21-2010 08:30 PM

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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#8 posted 05-22-2010 02:32 AM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#9 posted 05-22-2010 05:46 AM

welcome, You have found a great place to be.
I like your projects, you add a little extra into them.

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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Splinterman

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#10 posted 05-22-2010 10:59 AM

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

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a1Jim

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#11 posted 05-25-2010 05:16 AM

A1 Jims welcome wagon

Here is a list of links that might be helpful for new members
Posting photos http://lumberjocks.com/GaryK/blog/8899
Who to contact regarding Lumber jocks questions
Martin Sojka http://lumberjocks.com/messages/new/msojka
Getting started http://lumberjocks.com/help/getting-started
Reading and commenting http://lumberjocks.com/help/reading-commenting
Finding information http://lumberjocks.com/help/finding-information

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#12 posted 05-27-2010 04:12 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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DAWG

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#13 posted 05-30-2010 07:07 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks I hope you enjoy this site as much as I do, I’m sure you will.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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poppatom

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#14 posted 10-20-2010 11:16 AM

Thanks for looking at my work! As far as my father-laws tools his son wanted to sell them to me. They were about 30 years old at the time and his son wanted new price for them so I bought my own. His tools are still where he left them when he passed.

-- Tom L. Williams ~ The difference between a man and a boy is the price of his toys.

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