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My Woodworking Interests
My Woodworking Life:
My yen for woodworking actually developed through my father in law just after I separated from the Air Force. He had a small shop in the back of his house and I honed the rudimentary skills I learned in high school in that shop and through him. Life and the challenge of raising a family seemed to push shop time to the back of my priority list until our youngest left for college. It was in the early 90's that I really caught the woodworking fever. I started to amass a tool collection and work out of a 12' x 12' shop. In 2003, I built a 16' X 28' two story barn which is still my shop home.
My Pet Projects:
I really enjoy building furniture, large and small as well as cabinetry. I relish building anything that pleases my family because these items will bring joy long after I have passed this earth. Two such items are a curio that I built for my wife and in 2012 I built new kitchen cabinets and a butcher block island for our kitchen. Two years ago, I was commissioned to I build a communion table from re-claimed pews for the church I grew up in here locally. These kinds of projects bring me great joy and as a side note, I sign and date every family piece I build. As a vet myself, building veteran's burial flag cases is always a special time for me. I'm at that cantankerous stage in my life that I won't built anything strictly for money
I really don't have a very favorite style of furniture but I really don't care to build anything contemporary. Must be an age thing.