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Location: Detroit Area

Hello fellow woodworkers! My name is Will Wilson and I am an amateur woodworker with a serious passion for making shavings and sawdust of all kinds.

I am a Mechanical Engineer by day and currently work for one of the major automotive suppliers in Detroit. I am very happy to still have my job despite the rough times in the Auto Industry. My work focuses on Airbag integration and calibration. Pretty cool stuff considering it is all over in less time than it takes you to blink.

My wife and I were just blessed with our second child - a little boy. We also have a 3 year old girl who is the light of our lives. Kids say the cutest things at this age. They sure call it like they see it....

When time permits I sneak out to my shop and practice my craft. I don't spend as much time out there as I would like but family comes first. With a newborn, there's way more family time than shop time. It's all good however because they won't be this little for long and I need to soak it up while I can.

I have been woodworking seriously for about 5 years. I started out after my wife and I got married and had to build a lot of stuff to get the house renovated. I also had to build a shop in an otherwise empty garage.

My Grandfather was a lifelong carpenter and I learned a lot from him. When he passed away I inherited most of his shop which I am very thankful for. No one else in the family really wanted that equipment and I was overjoyed to get it.

I have a 70's Craftsman contractor style table saw (boy they sure don't make them like that any more), a Delta Planer, a Delta Jointer, a Rikon 14" Deluxe Bandsaw, a little Craftsman drillpress (it's more of a toy than a drill press), a shop made router table with a Rockler top, a Craftsman Plunge/Fixed base router, a Leigh D4 24" Dovetail Jig, and a few hand planes.

I have recently gotten into hand planes and I love them. A properly sharpened and tuned up plane is such a joy to use!

I will post some pics soon. I am currently building some new cabinets for the shop to help with the ever increasing clutter.

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#1 posted 01-06-2010 05:11 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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#2 posted 01-06-2010 05:11 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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#3 posted 01-06-2010 05:59 AM

Welcome aboard. Nice to have you join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 01-06-2010 07:45 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 01-06-2010 08:35 AM

Welcome to LJs a place were there are great people super projects and outstanding woodworkers. Enjoy


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#6 posted 01-06-2010 08:35 AM

WELCOME to LJ’s ….the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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#7 posted 01-06-2010 04:24 PM

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help you with your woodworking endeavors. Feel free to ask for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#8 posted 01-06-2010 04:30 PM

Hello Will,

Let me welcome you to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be an interesting, as well as exciting, experience. Have fun and enjoy.

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

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#9 posted 01-06-2010 07:08 PM

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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#10 posted 01-13-2010 07:21 PM

Thank you all for the warm welcome. I love this site and am constantaly amazed at how helpful Woodworkers are. I am honored to be part of such a stand up group of people!

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#11 posted 01-01-2011 06:01 AM

Imagine that! A year has almost gone by since you became a Lumber Jock. Congratulations on your anniversary and happy New Year! I look forward to your posts.

-- Gary D.

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