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Location: Brampton, Ont

I became interested in woodworking at a young age working with my father building small projects around the house, on our farm, and helping nuild the buildings and projects for my father’s business. I enjoy the challenges and found the experience of working with your hands to make something both enjoyable and rewarding.

I enrolled in the technical classes in high school where I graduated with a architectural drafting and woodworking diploma.

As the field for cabinetmaking was not a viable employment option at the time of my graduation from high school, I went into the business world, where I had a successful business career, that spanned 35 plus years, in the areas of finance, inventory, and production control of food manufacturing, electrical, and electronic businesses and in the service management software business as an installer, trainer and consultant.

When time and family permited, I persued various woodworking projects and building and renovating our homes as well as helping others with their woodworking projects.

Of sepcial note, another major influence in my woodworking was my father in-law. When Len retired from farming life, he also got into the designing and crafting of cabinetry, furniture, household wooden items, and grandfather clocks for friends and family. The time spent exchanging ideas and concepts with dad was a belssing and will never be forgtten.

I had an opportunity to look again at my career course and so wanting to make a new start, I went back to school, college to be specific, and graduated with honours in 2005 from Humber College with an Industrial Woodworking Technician diploma. After graduation, I started and continue to operate H F Bowern Designs from my small woodworking shop located in Brampton, Ontario.

I take limited commsions designing and crafting solutions from clients and fill the requests from my family.

-- See you in the Workhop!

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#1 posted 09-12-2010 09:56 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 09-13-2010 01:15 AM

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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#3 posted 09-13-2010 03:07 AM

Welcome to a great addiction, enjoy your stay.

-- David - Houston, Texas. (

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#4 posted 09-13-2010 03:22 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.

Please enjoy your membership

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#5 posted 09-13-2010 03:57 AM

Welcome and enjoy the – “Lumber Jock” – experience.

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#6 posted 09-17-2010 11:52 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! The greatest web page around. You’ll love this site as its very addicting!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 09-20-2010 06:43 AM

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself almost a year 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…


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

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#8 posted 09-28-2010 03:22 AM

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

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 09-29-2010 07:24 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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#10 posted 10-11-2010 12:36 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

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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