1 The Dutch Psalmen Boekjes that my wife and I got from our parents at around the age of ten.
2 I made this box as a teenager to lock up the power supply to the TV. There were Big Brothers then too.
3 A binder full of music that I laboriously copied from books in the Edward Johnson Music Library at U of T.
4 My SLRs. The Praktica I bought to use for a trek through Europe in 1974. The Minolta I bought in 1983, again to use in Europe. In 2006 I got an FZ30 digital camera.
5 These nesting carry boxes I made in 1987 to fit boxes of finishing nails. Now I need only a small selection to supplement the brad nailer that has replaced them.
6 My first work vehicle, a Chev Estate Wagon, was donated to a friend for use in a demolition derby.
7 The wagon may be demolished, but its spirit lived on during the derby and afterwards in a second reincarnation.
Newmaker is the spirit that drives a lifetime of creativity, and is a reflection of the Creator who continues to make all things new.
H.James Company is the business name for the renovation services of Henry de Jong since 1991. Services have been offered as sub-contractor and as contractor, but primarily as a professional craftsman working alone. Working on small to medium size jobs allows a personal committment to executing every detail with the same care, and to working one job at a time, on a steady and predictable schedule.