I'm a retires welder. Started as an apprentice at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. After my 4 year apprenticeship, I was given the honor of striking the symbolic "first arc" at keel laying ceremonies for the Submarine USS Tinosa, an attack type nuclear submarine. The honor was given to me because I had achieved the highest average grades in my graduating class, both in classroom and in work performance.
I've enjoyed photography as a hobby, but woodworking has really taken most of my free time since my retirement in 2003.
Who We Are
We are a woodworking community with an emphasis on sharing and learning the skilled craft of woodworking and all of its related disciplines. Our community is open to everyone who wishes to join us. We support our American veterans and active duty, being a veteran is not a prerequisite to join. Join us now!
Of course just like most online woodworking communities we are centralized in the arts, crafts, and trades that are woodworking. But, we have another focus in our Patriot Woodworker community, we are the only woodworking community that was founded on our care and concern for our disabled veterans.
The Patriot Woodworkers are an all volunteer community, from the staff and hosts who run our online woodworking community to the members who frequent our forums, you'll find volunteers in all of us. We are not on a payroll, unless you consider the spiritual rewards gained from volunteering, as compensation.
One of the many projects we are working on is a wiki for our online community. A wiki is a great way for woodworkers and enthusiasts to share their knowledge to others, and to impart their knowledge for others to learn from, and utilize as well for their own benefit. We hope you'll consider being a wiki contributor.