Bill Akins

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Location: Lithia Springs, GA

I am new to woodworking. In 2007 my son and I completed his Eagle Scout project, a playhouse on a church playground. When we were done, I took the leftover lumber and made me a nice little workbench. I spent the rest of the year collecting tools and building items for my shop. After a purchase of a router and tablesaw the next Christmas I began my projects.

I started simple with a step stool, then a quilt rack for my wife. I then attempted a set of adirondack chairs for my parents, which led to a set for my inlaws. My oldest son wanted a bookshelf for his college apartment which led to a DVD rack for my younger son. I have made a headboard and night stand, another quilt rack and now I am currently working on a set of adirondack chairs for myself. I have also been asked to make several small items to sell to raise money for a cancer fund.

I have a small shop. Simple, cheap tools, use mostly scrap wood that I find. I am no great wood smith by no means. I have spent the last 19 years spending every moment that I can with my two boys activities (mostly Boy Scouts and Baseball) and I absolutly love my new hobby.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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added project Woodworkers Fighting Cancer Project 10-22-2015 01:45 PM
commented on Airplane Hand Plane 10-22-2015 01:30 PM
commented on Dulcitar/Strumstick 05-26-2015 11:55 AM
added project 2x4 3 Clawed Dragon Stool 05-21-2015 04:46 PM
commented on Faux Side Table 04-01-2014 12:43 PM
commented on Drumset Birdhouse 03-26-2014 01:36 PM
added project Dutch Tool Chest for my Son 12-31-2013 08:21 PM
commented on 4 of a Kind 12-27-2013 01:40 PM
added project Walking Cane 12-27-2013 01:38 PM
commented on Strum Stick 12-11-2013 06:33 PM
added project Strum Stick 12-11-2013 01:46 PM
commented on Pedestal Table 07-26-2013 01:37 PM
added project Pedestal Table 07-26-2013 12:57 PM
added project Grandmother's 5-leg Table Restoration 06-19-2013 02:49 PM
added project Lathe Bed Extension 05-28-2013 12:43 PM

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Paul D

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#1 posted 04-10-2008 09:23 PM

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

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#2 posted 04-10-2008 09:58 PM

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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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 04-10-2008 10:41 PM

Hello Billboard,

Let me welcome you to LJs. I hope you will find this to be an exciting and rewarding 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 04-11-2008 12:52 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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#5 posted 04-11-2008 01:40 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks . This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 04-11-2008 07:46 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#7 posted 04-12-2008 11:22 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

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

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#8 posted 04-14-2008 05:30 PM

Welcome Bill. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Have fun and work safe in the shop and use pushsticks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#9 posted 04-14-2008 06:50 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

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 04-15-2008 03:09 AM

Bill, Welcome to LumberJocks.
Your recent postings look great. Glad to hear the whole family gets involved in projects occasionally. My wife helps with painting of stuff and can not wait until my daughter is old enough to help out.
Congrats to your son for achieving Eagle Scout, I oversee projects at my work for Eagle Scouts and they do a great job and a great service to the park.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#11 posted 04-20-2008 04:59 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. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#12 posted 04-29-2008 01:14 AM

thanks for your comment on my profile Bill, welcome to Lumberjocks!

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#13 posted 04-04-2009 04:02 AM

Bill: Congratulations! In this next week you will have been a Lumber Jock for 1 year! Thanks for your participation.

BTW: Congrats on your son’s Eagle. As a Scoutmaster for 14 years and also a father of an Eagle, I know the parental commitment to the attainment of that award. I wouldn’t have missed a minute of it. Obviously, you didn’t want to either.

-- Gary D.

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#14 posted 08-22-2009 05:24 AM

Hi Bill, Thanks for the kind words of encouragement.

-- tuanie

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#15 posted 04-10-2010 03:52 AM

Another year has rolled by. We must be having too much fun, cause it seems like just yesterday when I congratulated you on 1 year. Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary at Lumber Jocks. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit and happy anniversary!

-- Gary D.

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