Hi everyone, I thought you all might like to see a project I made my for my 2 yr old grandson for Christmas. The plan was from one of the woodworking mags. I made MDF patterns and glued up my stock. I had a bunch of 8/4 red oak, so I used that ...
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Location: Ft Myers, Fl
Hello everyone, I've been woodworking for 40 years. My grandfather was a craftsman and so was my father. I am a third generation woodworker. I am originally from Chicago and lived in Maine for 25 years.
I attended the Shelter Institute in Bath Maine in the late seventies ,and then built a timber frame solar home.
I've always been interested in boat building, and was also trained at the Bath Apprentice Shop in wooden boat building. I lived aboard my wooden boat full time for 12 years in Maine after I sold my house and was single again.
I am now in Ft Myers Fl, and remarried, and I have shop in my garage. I build mahogany runabouts and other small boats. I became fascinated with the James Krenov books and philosophy, and now try to do as much hand work as possible. Some of my current projects are a Krenov style showcase jewerly cabinet for my wife ,made of cherry and splalted maple with handmade ebony pulls.
I just completed my dream workbench which you can see in my workshop photos. I have just started to get interested in carving and since I have a new grandson, I'm planning to carve him a full size English style rocking horse for my next project. Thanks for welcoming me here, I look forward to meeting you all.
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|added project||Tiger Maple Bed and End Tables||10-29-2011 06:37 PM|
|commented on||A Cabinetmakers Workbench||02-25-2010 03:07 AM|
|replied on||A touching story||02-02-2010 04:54 AM|
|added blog entry||A Rocking Horse for my grandson.||02-02-2010 04:41 AM|
|commented on||A Cabinetmakers Workbench||02-02-2010 04:06 AM|
|commented on||random #2: Just realized exactly how tiny my shop is :(||02-27-2009 03:51 PM|
|replied on||sanding or hand planning?||12-22-2008 08:07 PM|
|commented on||Christmas Present for Our Vet||12-22-2008 07:47 PM|
|commented on||FWW Tool Chest||12-10-2008 11:48 PM|
|started topic||Weekend Doings?||11-24-2008 07:55 PM|
|replied on||Leg design for Jewelry Cabinet||11-20-2008 11:34 PM|
|replied on||Why I decided to remove Oestrus project||11-20-2008 10:31 PM|
|replied on||I just scored 60bdft of honduras mahogany, What should i build||11-20-2008 09:34 PM|
|started topic||Leg design for Jewelry Cabinet||11-20-2008 04:12 PM|
|replied on||grinding plane blades?||11-17-2008 11:59 PM|
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I’m secretly building a jewelry cabinet for my wife for her birthday.. She collects vintage costume jewelry and she works in an antiques shop that specializes in vintage jewerly. She has boxes and treasures of hers all over the house. So I...
I’m really enjoying this site, and I thought you all might like to see something a little different and what it takes to build a small yacht tender. Boat building is totally different from cabinetmaking, as nothing is square, everything is ...
One of the machines on my wish list for my work shop was a jointer. I had a planer and wanted a big jointer to be able to save money on rough boards and to be able to mill to any size I needed fro my projects. The 8” jointers I was intereste...
A few years ago, I started to think about building myself a real workbench. I had read Krenovs books and wanted to get away from corded apprentices and start to really see what I could do with out a machine screaming.The decision was made to built...