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    Old Woodworker Joins in ...

    Howdy folks - this is the most interesting forum I have seen on the internet and have, therefore, joined. Now retired, I have enjoyed working in the hobby I enjoy the most - woodworking. Started Woodcraft Plans in 1985 and turned it over to my son when he graduated from college. I kid him about dropping in to his shop and using his tools like he use to do with me. Only - I sharpen his after I use them.

    He's done a really good job with the family business. He has developed a lot of new plans of his own. Plus, he embarked on a growth strategy that I would not have had the guts to do: he calls it "lateral integration" which is buying up your competitors.

    He first bought Furniture Designs, Inc., then Hayes Patterns, Inc., then American Woodcrafts, Inc, then Wooden Memories, Inc. Each purchase brought more and more project pattern designs into his company.

    Anyway, I just like to hang out in the shop and build whatever comes to mind (and all those things folks tell me they'd like to have).

    Though I would stop in and say hello and introduce myself. Thanks to all the people that developed this forum. I will try to add some tips I have learned along the way.

    Col. Benjamin Jones
    Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels

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    Welcome Ben
    Sounds like you will be a great addition to the Family.
    Do you still live in Kentucky?

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    Welcome Benjamin! Happy to have you as a member.
    Host of the 2017 Family Woodworking Gathering - Sunken Wood

    “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk
    www.wrworkshop.com

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    Welcome to the Family Benjamin
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    welcome ben,, and are yu still affliated with the company? lookun forward to your helpful hints..we all can use them fer sure
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

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    Welcome to the Family Benjamin.
    A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone. -Henry David Thoreau
    My Website


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    Benjamin,
    Welcome and congrats on a happy retirement. It will be great having another seasoned vet lurking in the wings to offer input. Glad you're here.
    paulh

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    Welcome Colonel! can't wait to see what you bring to the plate!
    -Ned

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    hi ben!
    [SIZE="1"] associated with several importers and manufacturers.[/SIZE]

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    Welcome Colonel. (will wait until I know you better before I ask if you are related to Col. Sanders ) yeah there is one in every group!! Welcome, look forward to your input and thanks for the advancement of our craft with your original company and the existing company.
    Jon

    God and family, the rest is icing on the cake. I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place!

    Host of the 2015 FAMILY WOODWORKING GATHERING

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