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This is not that Tim O’Brien

This is Tim O'Brien of O'Brien Woodworks in Gypsum. It is not the Tim O'Brien sentenced last week to three years in prison for felony assault. This TIm O'Brien is free to practice his craft. His shop is in Gypsum's Airport Business Park.

EAGLE COUNTY — Do not confuse local woodworker Tim O'Brien with the Tim O'Brien who's in prison for felony assault. They're not the same guy.

Tim O'Brien runs O'Brien Woodworks, a woodworking shop in Gypsum's Airport Business Park. He's not in trouble and never has been. He is not in prison, although several of his clients have called him in a blind panic.

The other Tim O'Brien is also a woodworker and used to operate Shamrock woodworking in Eagle. He no longer does. He was sentenced last week to three years in state prison for stabbing a man during a fight that broke out when the man refused to turn off a weed whacker.

They have the same name and practice the same craft, so confusion is not unheard of, said the Tim O'Brien of O'Brien Woodworks. However, his phone has been ringing constantly with clients who heard about the other Tim O'Brien and wondered if it was him. It is not.

"I have thousands of happy clients," said the Tim O'Brien who's still free to practice his craft.

He has operated O'Brien Woodworks for 12 years, opening in May 2003, and has been in the area for 13 years.

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He moved to this area as the head superintendent of interior working when the Ritz-Carlton was being built.

"I liked the area, and like so many other people, I decided to stay," he said.

He opened his own shop, where he builds custom furniture and does furniture repair.

You can see for yourself.

Tim O'Brien of O'Brien Woodworks is located at 189 Spring Creek Road, Unit F. Call him at 970-471-0381.

Staff Writer Randy Wyrick can be reached at 970-748-2935 or rwyrick@vaildaily.com.

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