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Location: Washington, DC
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Grandson of goldminer in Cripple Creek who immigrated from Kiev, crossing Siberia to Alaska and down to Cripple Creek, CO. Grew up in CO and learned to love mountains (and trees!) at Colorado Outward Bound School. Went East to Yale and Cornell Business School. Worked for Mitt Romney's Dad in Govn. and McKinsey & Company and then officer at Fannie Mae before deciding to quit to return to mountain climb and work on my own as strategy consultant. Climbed highest mountains in Africa, Europe, Antarctic and Asia (yes, Everest! with injury preventing last few thousand feet). More climbs domestically and in South America. December 2014, began assembling wood working tools for my "newbie" existence as LUMBERJOCK and converted English Conservatory on my property with my gym from mountain climbing days into combo gym and workshop (see video link below with music soundtrack) including documented saga of rescue of structure from attack by tens of thousands of carpenter ants that required rebuilding with conversion from aluminum to copper gutters and wood to PVC for fascia boards and replacement of several wood support beams. Later built 50 foot section of fence about 10 ft high of tongue & groove western red cedar and a year later added another 40 foot section. Smaller projects included pair of bridge TV tables of African paduka wood.

http://vimeo.com/97711184

-- Gary, Washington, DC

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replied on Seeking Joinery Ideas for African Mahogany for Bathroom Countertop & Shelf (See Photos) 07-03-2015 09:53 PM
started topic Seeking Joinery Ideas for African Mahogany for Bathroom Countertop & Shelf (See Photos) 07-03-2015 04:24 AM
added project Cradle for Dolls 12-19-2014 05:20 PM
commented on Modifying HF's Dust Collector for Better Mobility, Sturdiness & Electrical Capacity 10-23-2014 09:08 PM
commented on Modifying HF's Dust Collector for Better Mobility, Sturdiness & Electrical Capacity 08-31-2014 11:27 PM
commented on GJK's Workshop 08-24-2014 06:20 PM
commented on GJK's Workshop 08-23-2014 08:40 PM
commented on Modifying HF's Dust Collector for Better Mobility, Sturdiness & Electrical Capacity 08-23-2014 07:00 PM
replied on Dust Collection advice, please 08-23-2014 04:44 PM
posted review Modifying HF's Dust Collector for Better Mobility, Sturdiness & Electrical Capacity 08-23-2014 01:02 AM
added workshop GJK's Workshop 08-22-2014 05:07 AM
commented on Dust collector, Harbor Freight 2 HP, model 97869 08-20-2014 11:07 PM
replied on Cutting small & precise pieces 08-19-2014 10:21 PM
replied on Cutting small & precise pieces 08-18-2014 08:17 PM
replied on Cutting small & precise pieces 08-15-2014 03:30 PM

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