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Location: Wilmington, DE

I have been woodworking on and off since I was about 13. I have made some big furniture pieces but after I retired and my neighbors all developed bad backs I vowed I would make things I could carry up out of the basement by myself. I retired just about 10 years ago.

I returned to lathe work, but this time mostly face-plate work. After saturating the neighbors, my wifes friends and the grand-childrens teachers I have started to sell some things at craft fairs so I can continue to buy the wood that I use.

Mostly I make segmented bowls and will attempt to post a few if I can overcome my lack of computer savvy.

Taid's (pronounced Tide's) Turning is a play on words that I use as a logo on my work. Taid means grandfather in welsh and since we are raising three of our five grandchildren it seemed appropriate.

On April 27th I recieved Juried Status from the Pennsylvania Craft Guild which I joined last year.

-- Bill Roberts -- Steal one idea it's called plagerism. Steal a bunch - it's called research

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#1 posted 2027 days ago

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! The forums are a great place to get woodworking advice and to give out some wisdom as well. I am always getting new ideas from the project posts and I also find the videos instructive. I hope you find the site as useful as I do.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#2 posted 2027 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#3 posted 2027 days ago

Hello Taidsturning,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be both a rewarding and an inspirational part of your woodworking journey.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 2027 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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#5 posted 2027 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 2027 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks….It will be a great resource for you and your projects. There are a bunch of great people here willing to help……have fun….Looking forward to your projects and posts….. WARNING: Visiting LumberJocks has proven to be addictive.

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#7 posted 2027 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#8 posted 2027 days ago

Welcome, glad you’ve joined us!

-- Bill, Florida

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#9 posted 2026 days ago

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 †

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#10 posted 2026 days ago

Welcome Bill. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see more of 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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#11 posted 2026 days ago

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

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#12 posted 1732 days ago

Welcome 295 days ago.

You will find Lumberjocks helpful, supportive, inspiring and informative.

Ask a question and you will receive an answer or two or three or quite a few more.

-- Best Regards With Personalized Rocking Chairs And Furniture On My Mind,

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