Just joined here and wanted to introduce myself. Just moved to the NC area recently. Spent years on boats in many places around the US, and still enjoy sailing and scuba diving when I get the opportunity. At one point, did lots of interior design and installation of woodwork on boats, especially OLD ones. I often carved mermaids and pirates and skulls on boat tillers and wheels which kind of led me into carving full time. For the last 18 years I have focused on creating hand carved wooden chess sets pretty much full time, my own designs and custom sets based on customer ideas.
Came upon the Lumberjock website and enjoyed browsing through the gallery. Because I carve for a living, it sometimes turns into a ‘daily grind’, seeing other people’s woodwork, listening to questions and asking questions myself from my peers is not only inspiring but brings back a lot of the fun that I sometimes miss.
I look forward to meeting you folks and I hope I can be an active member in your community.