Well, I was considering what to put down in digital ink next and decided on a few different things. I wanted to talk about the guns that I use first.I have six guns in use at any given time. Sometimes I have multiple projects all with unique c...
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Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
I started building with my parents when I was about 6 or 7. Actually, I watched for awhile first. They bought a beautifully decrepit bungalow in a town called Winchester Springs that needed a lot of work. By the time high school was over I was working for a housing company called Guildcrest Homes in Morewood. One thing led to another and I found myself in Vancouver working on reno's for the rich with a company called Gibraltar Construction. Possibly the best restoration experience I could have had and led me down a path to woodworking and pursuit of quality and pride in work well done.
From there it was off to Toronto and Union 27, a joiners union. Not a good experience but pushed me to where I am now.
I have been working for Dwight Taaffe Designs (Taaffe is pronounced "taf") for about 8 years and we make custom cabinetry. It's good and satisfying work. All the projects are made with sheet material and/or veneers. I started off building and moved into the finishing to gain some new skills. With a shop of three guys it's very easy to move around and not get bored with the same task.
I've made the attempt at self-employment in 2007 with a company called Wood Studios with a friend of mine. It didn't work out and we decided to close it up. All this while I maintained a full-time position at Dwight's. He's a very tolerant and flexible employer and friend thankfully.
I do woodworking on the side and will eventually do my own work full-time. But in the meantime, there's plenty to learn and great projects ahead.
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|replied on||Setting up a new shop||01-29-2013 06:59 PM|
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|added project||Hobbit sized coat trees||12-28-2012 01:58 PM|
|commented on||stair gates||11-07-2012 11:32 PM|
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Finally some photos. Doesn’t look like much but I have high hopes. These are some pictures of the pine for the counter top. Heather enjoyed using the sander and did a fine job with getting the wood back to it’s original colour. G...
I feel the need to mention something before I go on here. This is my first online community experience, I’m so enthusiastic about sharing experiences and gaining knowledge from others and my main purpose is to correspond with people of li...
I’ve been thinking about what I do for a living and how I came to the level of finishing that I’m at. I’m what I would call a Modernist Finisher. I use whatever I can to make my job more efficient, cheaper and pursue better qua...
Another day, another dollar, right? Today was a bit slow in the shop so I took advantage of the lack of co-worker presence and shop room to do some personal work. I re-milled the refurbished cedar today. It’s obvious to me that I’ll...