It has been over 2 years since I sold everything and ventured off in other directions. This past Friday, I finally got back in the game. I picked up a sweet Nova 3000 DVR lathe!!!! I am still unpacking, and figuring out what all is included. Have ...
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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
Latest Activity | view all »
|started topic||Selling Sorby Gouges & Hollowing Tools, and Oneway Chucks||11-19-2014 01:41 AM|
|added blog entry||Triumphant Return||11-19-2014 01:34 AM|
|started topic||Jet 1642EVS-2 Lathe $1,800 Seattle||06-15-2012 05:23 PM|
|added project||Washer & Dry Pedestals||04-23-2012 03:49 PM|
|added blog entry||Starting My Business #8: Well, I have done it Now!||04-22-2012 05:25 AM|
|commented on||Bowl from a board||04-18-2012 12:50 AM|
|added blog entry||Starting My Business #7: How I Finish Bowls||04-17-2012 09:23 PM|
|commented on||Latest Bowls||04-17-2012 07:55 PM|
|added project||Latest Bowls||04-17-2012 03:42 AM|
|replied on||Rob Cosman's Training the Hand||04-11-2012 07:23 AM|
|started topic||Oneway Talon Chuck & Sorby Tools||03-25-2012 04:28 AM|
|commented on||First Turned Bowl||03-11-2012 07:58 PM|
|commented on||Grizzly 24" drum sander #1: Grizzly G1066 drum sander rebuild||03-11-2012 06:13 PM|
|added project||Cutting Boards||03-03-2012 06:40 AM|
|added project||Confetti Lamps||03-03-2012 06:25 AM|
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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...
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 &...