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Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I started building with my parents when I was about 6 or 7. Actually, I watched for awhile first. They bought a beautifully decrepit bungalow in a town called Winchester Springs that needed a lot of work. By the time high school was over I was working for a housing company called Guildcrest Homes in Morewood. One thing led to another and I found myself in Vancouver working on reno's for the rich with a company called Gibraltar Construction. Possibly the best restoration experience I could have had and led me down a path to woodworking and pursuit of quality and pride in work well done.
From there it was off to Toronto and Union 27, a joiners union. Not a good experience but pushed me to where I am now.
I have been working for Dwight Taaffe Designs (Taaffe is pronounced "taf") for about 8 years and we make custom cabinetry. It's good and satisfying work. All the projects are made with sheet material and/or veneers. I started off building and moved into the finishing to gain some new skills. With a shop of three guys it's very easy to move around and not get bored with the same task.
I've made the attempt at self-employment in 2007 with a company called Wood Studios with a friend of mine. It didn't work out and we decided to close it up. All this while I maintained a full-time position at Dwight's. He's a very tolerant and flexible employer and friend thankfully.
I do woodworking on the side and will eventually do my own work full-time. But in the meantime, there's plenty to learn and great projects ahead.

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commented on Cloud Lift Hall Table 05-07-2013 12:39 PM
commented on Cloud Lift Hall Table 05-06-2013 09:08 PM
added project Cloud Lift Hall Table 05-06-2013 01:26 AM
added workshop Scott Parsons's Workshop 03-05-2013 04:22 AM
replied on Setting up a new shop 01-29-2013 06:59 PM
started topic Setting up a new shop 01-29-2013 02:14 AM
added project Hobbit sized coat trees 12-28-2012 01:58 PM
commented on stair gates 11-07-2012 11:32 PM
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commented on stair gates 11-06-2012 09:22 PM
added project stair gates 11-06-2012 07:50 PM
commented on desk 10-25-2012 10:53 AM
added project desk 10-21-2012 06:07 PM

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 02-02-2009 03:27 AM

Hello Scott,

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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#2 posted 02-02-2009 03:51 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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#3 posted 02-02-2009 04:20 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 02-02-2009 04:20 AM

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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#5 posted 02-02-2009 04:25 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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#6 posted 02-02-2009 04:26 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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#7 posted 02-02-2009 05:38 AM

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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#8 posted 02-03-2009 06:10 AM

Welcome Scott. 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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#9 posted 02-03-2009 11:23 AM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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Scott Parsons

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#10 posted 02-03-2009 02:00 PM

Thanks to everyone for the warm greeting, very much appreciated.

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#11 posted 02-03-2009 03:02 PM

Welcome, glad you’ve joined us!

-- Bill, Florida

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#12 posted 02-05-2009 02:42 PM

Welcome to the best woodworkers site. Enjoy your time here.

-- making sawdust....

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#13 posted 10-30-2012 12:07 AM

Scott, do lumberjocks ever share the plans for their projects? I truly am admiring your desk. But was thinking of some legs that have more of a flow, like a tree limb. I’m completely new to wood working and clueless how you made most of the desk. i’m hoping the wood working classes i’ll be taking this winter will teach me how to make furniture with your skill and eye.

-- RobertB

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