Bill Butler

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Location: Bensalem, PA 19020

My day job is IT. In 1990 I founded a software development company with a fellow geek and we have been doing all sorts of things ever since, we just haven't hit it big like Bill Gates.

We wrote the software (XcAuction and host the site for the Panama Canal which they use to auction off transit slots when there is high demand. A record $130,000 USD was paid for the privilege of using the canal by a BP tanker on top of an already steep $220,000 USD toll. Think about that the next time you have to cough up a couple of dollars to get over that bridge. If you are lucky enough to have kids, paricularly teen-age girls and have Deb Shop in the mall near you, my team and I architected and wrote the Point of Sale system they use.

I use wood working and other creative activities to allow me to decompress from my day job.

Since buying my first house in 2000, most of my woodworking has been focused on finish carpentry such as installing crown moulding, hardwood floors and framing doorways. In the tailend of 2007, with my wife's blessing I started equipping my shop with more equipment and hope to start working on some serious furniture project. At the beginning of 2008, I picked up 550 bf of some fantastic looking cherry from which I hope to build the furniture of my dream office.

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#1 posted 2365 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks! Enjoy yourself.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 2365 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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#3 posted 2365 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 2364 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#5 posted 2364 days ago

Welcome to the wonderful world of LJ’s (Enjoy) Come on in, The water’s fine, fine, fine.
You can ask, show, teach, learn, and Share woodworking experiences.
There’s something here for anyone that likes working with wood.
Plus new friends
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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Scott Bryan

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#6 posted 2364 days ago


Welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be a unique element of your woodworking adventure.

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

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#7 posted 2364 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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Bill Butler

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#9 posted 2361 days ago

Thanks for all the kind words. It is certainly a welcoming environment. I will be looking forward to being a very active contributor. Stay tuned for workshop updates and projects.

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#10 posted 2339 days ago

A little late but welcome.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill

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#11 posted 2338 days ago

We welcome you to the one and only LumberJocks. We hope that you enjoy your stay/visit each and every time you show up on our door step. If you should need any woodworking question answered, don’t hesitate to ask. Somebody’s gonna have a good answer for you.

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

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#12 posted 2303 days ago


I am so glad that you found your way to Lumberjocks! It is such a great group of people. Very genuine, talented, and helpful.

I hope you enjoy the LJ family as much as I have. I have some and learned some. It has been a lot of fun watching the members grow in their skill.

I look forward to seeing your postings, projects, and perspective.

Thanks for the kind words in your personal message.

If you ever need help feel free to ask.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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Paul D

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#13 posted 2302 days ago

Welcome to LJs !! Glad you have joined us !!

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#14 posted 1997 days ago

Congratulations on your recent 1 year anniversary at Lumber Jocks!

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#15 posted 1634 days ago

Another year has rolled around. Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary being a Lumber Jock. Thanks for your posts and projects.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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