I am a one man operation. I love building and experimenting with new projects, so if you have an idea ask. There are too many disposable items today, what I build I do with great care so that it may last a lifetime. All of my items are made by myself and sometimes with the help of my son, he is learning. I try to buy American made whenever possible and that is why I am glad I can contribute to the made in America movement myself.
I began my hobby of woodworking and woodcrafts when I was around 10 years old. My grandfather was a trained carpenter and since he lived through the depression he had a natural tendency to reuse and repurpose items and materials before it became cool and green to do so.
By watching him I learned myself the value of reusing materials as an added benefit I have learned the beauty and the uniqueness that can also be created.
My father was a self trained woodworker and by spending some time working with him in the shop. I still remember building my first bookshelf with my dad. This bookshelf currently resides in my sons room approx 30 years later.
During this time I took several classes in school in the woodshop and refined skills and learned new methods of working. I think it is sad that we no longer teach kids in school how cool it can be to create something yourself rather than buy it at the store.
So through many years I have designed and built many items. I wish to help people learn and grow in craftsmanship. I help my family and friends, I am a Woodworking Merit Badge counselor for Boy Scouts and I would like to share my love of this hobby with everyone who is interested.