As I have ventured into this life after 20 years in the Corporate World I have found myself drawn in a certain direction. The more I work with wood the more my creative juices flow. I initially started with the idea of making small handcrafted ite...
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Location: Renton, WA
Spent most of my adult life as a Sales Executive. I hawked cell phones to The Army & Navy up and down the West Coast. Then a few years ago my hips blew up and I found my lifestyle a bit less active. Attempts at returning to my former life failed and I found myself with way to much time and not enough to do. Then one day my boys got all excited about their Cub Scout Pine Wood Derby, next thing ya know I am buying a Shopsmith! LOL The rest is Dust & Shavings!
Now I am making an attempt at starting a small craft woodworking business. It is very challenging and there are quite a few obstacles. But at the end of the day it keeps me off the couch. The added bonus is that when I am in the shop I am pretty much pain free. My stamina isn't what I wish it was but I am muddling through.
-- Chris, Washington The State! http://www.chris-crafts.com
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I have had several requests from LJ’s to know how I finish my Bowls. The walnut Bowl at the bottom is proof that what I do works. It has taken a great amount of experimenting to get to this pint, but I finally have a complete finishing pr...
Well I have been laid up the past month battling allergies & the resulting Sinus Infection. While I haven’t been able to get much done in the shop, I was able to get quite a bit done FOR the Shop! I am also selling my Kreg Setup &...
Last month I picked up 300 bf of Madrone. It’s mostly shorts and it is VERY “Rustic” that is it’s knotty and has plenty of checking. But it is nice wood if you have the time to to mill it or you are looking for a rustic loo...